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Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Commission for Educational Exchange

Between the United States of America and Belgium

The US Experience: scholars

September 2011


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Mission


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Why go to the US

  • Wide array of options

  • Flexibility

  • Internationalize your CV

  • Opportunity to travel to the US


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Differences to expect

  • Teaching and classroom styles

  • On-campus life and opportunities

  • Ranking system

  • Letters of recommendation

  • Personal statement


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Types of institutions


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

How to choose a program?

  • Accredited?

  • Size?

  • Location?

  • Number of international students?

  • Majors offered?

  • Cost?


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Accreditation

  • Chea www.chea.org/search

  • Dept of Education http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

English tests

  • $ 225

  • Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, Arnhem

  • Reading, listening, break, speaking, writing (4.5 hours)

  • http://www.ets.org/toefl

  • € 185

  • Accepted by many but not all universities

  • Listening (30min), Reading (1h), Speaking (11-14min), Writing (1h)

  • http://www.britishcouncil.org/brussels-exams-ielts.htm

  • 250

  • Accepted by many but not all universities

  • 3 hours, Brussels

  • Score in 5 days

  • http://www.pearsonpte.com/PTEACADEMIC/Pages/home.aspx


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Dates to remember

  • 12 to 18 months before departure:Evaluate your reasons

  • June - SeptemberSelect 5 or 6 universities on the basis of their programs, degrees offered, accreditation, level of selectivity, cost, location and size

  • July - AugustFind out which standardized tests are required

  • August - SeptemberWrite to 5 or 6 universities to request application forms for admission and financial aid.

  • October - FebruaryPrepare transcripts and literal translations ,certified at the Commission Have professors send recommendation letters Send applications to universities well in advance of deadlines

  • February - AprilWait for letters from the universities.

  • March - AprilContact universities to which you have applied, but not yet received a response.

  • April - JuneAccept /Decline offers from other universities where you were also accepted. Contact housing department and international student office.


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Education USA – State Dept website


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Graduate Education

  • Master’s degrees Typically 2 years in length

  • Doctoral degrees (PhD’s)Typically 4-6 years in length


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

Entrance Exams

  • For admission to Graduate Schools (except Law and Business programs)

  • Subject-specific tests required for certain programs

  • New test starting Fall 2011

  • http://www.ets.org/gre

GRE

Graduate Record Exam

GMAT

Graduate Management Admission Test

  • For admission to Business Schools

  • http://www.mba.com


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

3 Simultanious Actions

  • Choose 5-10 universities & prepare the applications for each one.

  • Determine which tests are needed to apply & take them (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT).

  • Look for financial support.


Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

How to finance your studies

  • Personal funding

  • Loanfrom a bank

  • Fellowshipfrom U.S. university

    • Researchassistantship

    • Teachingassistantship

    • WorkStudy (20 hrs/wk)

  • Scholarshipfromanotherorganizations

    • Fulbright

    • BAEF

    • Rotary

    • Etc.


  • Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Fulbright Grants


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Mission


    Commission for educational exchange between the us belgium

    Commission for Educational Exchange Between the US +Belgium

    established in 1946

    “ to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries "

    former Senator J. William Fulbright

    Be an ambassador of Belgium to the US


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Facts & figures: Fulbright

    • Since 1946:

      • +300,000 Fulbrighters from +155 countries

      • +189.000 foreign nationals to US for study, teaching, research

      • +101.000 Americans have gone abroad

    • 140 programs worldwide

    • funded by the U.S. State Department through annual appropriations from the U.S. Congress

    • Fulbright Program is administered by bi-national Fulbright Commissions. In non-Commission countries, the Fulbright Program is administered by the Public Affairs section of the U.S. Embassy


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    For Fulbright Grant

    • Study

    • Conduct Research


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Benefits?

    • Cash award of a travel grant up to 30,000 USD

    • Health and accident insurance

    • Visa sponsorship

    • Prestigious title


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Conditions?

    • Belgian citizen

    • Distinction every year or big distinction in the last year of study

    • Must return to Belgium/EU for 2 years following grant

    • No health insurance for state of MA


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    How to apply?

    Preliminary

    Application

    Provide letter of acceptance

    Final Online

    Application

    Print + Send

    3 letters of rec

    Interview

    Notification


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Who can receive a scholarship?

    • Students, Researchers, Lecturers

    • Mid-career journalists

    • Language teaching assistants

    • Secondary school teachers


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Deadlines for Fulbright Grant

    October 31 Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Program

    October 31Frank Boas Scholarships for Harvard

    October 31Fulbright - Hays Journalism Grant

    October 31Summer Seminar in American Studies

    February 1Fulbright Award for Science & Technology

    March 1 Fulbright Awards for Research Scholars & Lecturers

    March 1Fulbright - Schuman Grants

    April 30Fulbright Awards for Graduate Study


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Other Fulbright Commissions

    Austriawww.fulbright.at

    Belgium and Luxembourgwww.fulbright.be

    Bulgariawww.fulbright-bg.org

    Cyprus: www.fulbright.org.cy

    Czech Republicwww.fulbright.cz

    Denmarkwww.daf-fulb.dk

    Finlandwww.fulbright.fi

    France www.fulbright-france.org

    Germanywww.fulbright.de

    Greecewww.fulbright.gr

    Hungarywww.fulbright.hu

    Icelandwww.fulbright.is

    Irelandwww.fulbright.ie

    Visit the Commission’swebsite in your home country

    for more information

    Italy www.fulbright.it

    Netherlands www.fulbright.nl

    Norwaywww.fulbright.no

    Polandwww.fulbright.edu.pl

    Portugalwww.ccla.pt

    Romaniawww.fulbright.ro

    Slovak Republic www.fulbright.sk

    Spainwww.fulbright.es

    Swedenwww.fulbright.se

    Turkeywww.fulbright.org.tr

    United Kingdomwww.fulbright.co.uk

    Russia http://fulbright.ru

    Ukraine www.fulbright.org.ua


    Commission for educational exchange between the united states of america and belgium

    Commission for Educational Exchange

    Between the United States of America and

    Belgium

    • Openinghours: Monday - Thursday 10:00 – 13:00

    • Closed to the public on Fridays

    • Phone calls: 14:00 – 16:00

      Royal Library Albert I

      Boulevard de L’Empereur, 4, Keizerslaan

      B-1000 Brussels, Belgium

      Tel: +32 (0)2 519.57.72

      Fax: +32 (0)2 519.57.73

      [email protected]

      www.fulbright.be


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