This is the VOA Special English Education Report. We continue
our series of reports about how foreign students can study at
an American college or university. This information also can
be found on the Special English Web page at w-w-w-dot-VOA-Special-English-dot-com.
Today, we tell about a book that can provide much of the information
needed by international students planning to study in the United
States. It is called ¡°The College Board International
Student Handbook Two-Thousand-Three with Real Stuff CD-ROM.¡±
It is published by the American College Entrance Examination
Board. College Board officials say the book can help all international
students. The book has more than three-hundred pages of information.
It explains the American system of higher education. It tells
how to apply for college in the United States. It explains college
costs, living costs and what kinds of financial aid foreign
students can get. It gives information about tests that a foreign
student must take, and provides dates these tests are given.
One part of the book provides information about more than two-thousand-five-hundred
American colleges. This material is organized for undergraduate
and graduate students. The College Board says this contains
all the detailed information an international student needs.
The book also includes a new CD-ROM to be used with a computer.
The CD permits students to link with computer college search
programs and financial aid search programs. It also provides
links to preparation programs for the S-A-T college entrance
The College Board publishes a new guide book each September,
so the information is always correct. The book and CD-ROM cost
about twenty-seven dollars. You can buy them by searching the
College Board Internet Web site at w-w-w dot c-o-l-l-e-g-e-b-o-a-r-d
dot com. Or you can write to the College Board, forty-five Columbus
Avenue, New York, New York one-zero-zero-two-three, U-S-A. You
may also be able to find the book and the CD-ROM for less money
by searching the Web sites of companies that sell books on-line.
These Web sites also list other publications that claim to provide
similar information for international students.
This V-O-A Special English Education Report
was written by Nancy Steinbach, courtesy of VOAnews.com