Event Details


Applying for colleges is a huge, future-determining endeavor, even more so when applying abroad. The culmination of years of hard work and discipline has finally come to fruition, and its time to select your top schools and get all of your application materials in order. This, however, is no easy task - especially if you're a Chinese student applying to top US universities. Today, many parents and students are reaching a point of physical and emotional exhaustion dealing with the complicated US college admissions process, and all that it entails.


To help with this burden, and to give students the best chance at being admitted to the schools of their dreams, AmCham China is honored to invite students and parents alike for this information-driven event to learn the top 6 things you need to know when applying for US universities.


This event will help you better understand:

  • The US government efforts to support and encourage Chinese students to travel to the United States
  • The top 6 things parents and students need to know about US College admissions by top universities
  • The importance of a balanced repertoire and personal background
  • The application processes, how to choose a school, and how to select a major
  • Important updates to the TOEFL iBT® test
  • How students can make the most of their time when they studies in the US


The event consist of 3 sessions - session 1 & 2 will be conducted in English and Session 3 in Chinese.


Attendance is free for all AmCham China members, employees of member companies, and – if space permits – non-members.

Speakers

  • Benjamin Sand (Director of Education USA at U.S. Embassy in China)

    Benjamin Sand

    Director of Education USA at U.S. Embassy in China

    Education USA serves international students by offering a wide range of in-person and virtual services to students and their families based on Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study, a guide to navigating the U.S. higher education application process.

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  • Rachel George (Head of Student Support and the School Psychosocial Counselor at Yew Chung International School of Beijing)

    Rachel George

    Head of Student Support and the School Psychosocial Counselor at Yew Chung International School of Beijing

    Rachel has over 16 years of multi-level experience in education, which includes teaching, counseling, college advising, and administration experience.
    As a Licensed Professional Counselor from the US, she uses cognitive behavioral, reality, and person-centered approaches to address student concerns. Rachel describes her philosophy of education in the following way: “My passion for change has called me to help students realize the limitless opportunities they have. I aspire to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to succeed in their daily lives, both inside and outside the school community”.

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  • Sumin Lai (Marketing Manager at ETS China Office)

    Sumin Lai

    Marketing Manager at ETS China Office

  • Gloria Crawford (Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of InitialView)

    Gloria Crawford

    Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of InitialView

    Originally from Seattle and a graduate of Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Gloria first came to Beijing in the early 2000s as an educator. In addition to managing the day-to-day processes at InitialView, Gloria is the mother of three children and often writes about their adventures in the local Beijing school system on her blog, www.middleschoolkingdom.com.

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Agenda

6 PM - 6:30 PM
Sign up
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM
Session One
- The US government efforts to support and encourage Chinese students to travel to the United States
- How students can make the most of their time when they studies in the US
6:50 PM - 7:10 PM
Session Two
- The top things parents and students need to know about US College admissions by top universities- The importance of a balanced repertoire and personal background- The application processes...
- The top things parents and students need to know about US College admissions by top universities
- The importance of a balanced repertoire and personal background
- The application processes, how to choose a school, and how to select a major
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7:10 PM - 7:30 PM
Session Three
- Important updates to the TOEFL iBT® test
7:30 PM - 8 PM
Q&A

Tickets

Member Price

Please register by August 22.

Standard Price Free
Non-member Price

Please register by August 22.

Standard Price Free

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Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a training for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than five business days prior to the training. If you fail to notify AmCham China of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will be charged for training costs. To cancel you can: 1) email training@amchamchina.org, or 2) cancel online if you registered for the training through the website. Your cooperation in this matter supports AmCham China in maintaining the quality of its trainings and is appreciated by your fellow members and the organization.

Venue

Mandela Room, wework, Pacific Century Place

Floor 5, Gate 5, Pacific Century Place,
2A Workers' Stadium North Road,
Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100027 北京市朝阳区工体北路甲2号,盈科中心5号门5层。 邮编100027

Beijing, Chaoyang District, China

If you have any questions please contact Haoyang Zheng

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