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World-class US Universities come to Auckland

World-class US Universities come to Auckland

18 September 2014

Top American universities will converge in Auckland this weekend for the USA Universities College Fair hosted by the US Embassy.

Budding NASA astronauts, scientists and fans of popular US television comedy The Big Bang Theory will have the chance to talk to recruiters from Caltech, New York University, UCLA and 11 other academic institutions at the fair this Saturday [September 20].

The free event, which is being held at AUT University’s Sir Paul Reeves building from 10:30 to 3:00pm, is open to school pupils, university students, parents and teachers.

University recruiters, alumni and Embassy staff will be available to advise potential students on admission requirements, applications, campus culture and accommodation options.

Academic and sport scholarships, financial assistance, and student visas will also be covered in several breakout sessions throughout the day.

As well as institutions’ individual scholarships, visitors to the expo will be able to learn about how to apply for Fulbright scholarships. More than 1700 New Zealanders have studied at American Universities on a Fulbright Scholarship since the programme was established between the two countries in 1948.

US Consulate General Public Affairs Officer Emily Armitage said the Embassy was pleased to hold the popular university college fair for a second year.

“The College Fair will provide a unique opportunity for New Zealand students to talk to recruiters from some of the world’s top academic institutions,” she said.

Additional information:

The full list of institutions represented at the fair:

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New York University, University of Oregon, Saint Peter's University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Arizona, University of Colorado, University of Missouri, Savannah College of Art and Design, Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts and Joliet Junior College.

Breakout sessions:

11.00 AM – 11.45 AM: Sport Scholarships

12.00 PM – 12.45 PM: The Common Application

1.00 PM – 1.45 PM: Finding Financial Aid

2.00 PM – 2.45 PM: Sports Scholarships

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