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EducationUSA Advisors meet with Admissions Representatives from Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh State University, SUNY Canton and Clarkson University.

Friday, November 04, 2005

For Immediate Release:                

November 3, 2005


Each year, EducationUSA chooses four "cluster sites" in the United States for visits.  We are happy to

report that Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh State University, SUNY Canton, Clarkson University and the University of Vermont teamed up and applied to be one of the visitation sites.  Twenty-six “Cluster” sites were considered and visits were awarded to four.   The Northern New York/Vermont cluster will host the educational advisors from October 29th until November 4th.   The purpose of the "cluster" is for the international educational advisors to cover a group of schools, with all types of admission criteria in a timely and cost efficient way.   The Northern New York/Vermont Cluster is able to offer the overseas advisors a chance to review the admission process for public community college, public technology college, public university, private university and doctoral degree-granting university. The EducationUSA advisors who are currently in our area are from Mauritania, Cyprus, Indonesia, Mexico and Ecuador. 


EducationUSA is a global network of more than 450 advising and information centers in 170 countries supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. These centers actively promote United States higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.


EducationUSA advising centers are staffed by professional advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience having studied in the United States themselves, and/or having received State Department-approved training about United States higher education and the advising process. They assist roughly 25 million prospective international students each year, either in person, by telephone, through e-mail, or on
the Internet.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended, support this U.S. based training program financially.  The program is administered by the College Board.


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Front Row Left to Right: Silvia Perez, Mexico City, Mexico; Maria Mercedes Salmon, Quito, Ecuador; Nurise Widjaya, Jakarta, Indonesia; Betsy Libby, SUNY Canton; Jackie Girard-Vogl, Plattsburgh State University 

Back Row Left to Right:  Patti Bailey, Clarkson University; Aly Babaly Sy, Nouakchott, Mauritania; Gulsen Ozto