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As We Look to the Future... Our Foreign Student Series Comes to an End


I'm Gwen Outen with the VOA Special English Education Report.

We have the fortieth and final part of our Foreign Student Series. We hope our series has helped students who want to come to the United States to study at a college or university. All the reports are on our Web site; we will give the address later.

We discussed the admissions process, and the costs of higher education. We also discussed ways to seek financial aid.

Other reports discussed the documents needed before a student can enter the United States. We told about changes in government rules after the terrorist attacks of September eleventh, two thousand one.

We also discussed ways for students to receive an American education without the need to leave their home country. We told about programs offered by computer and through local classes.

Other reports told about schools with many foreign students, like the University of Southern California and Purdue University. We also told about schools that are not as well known, and about programs for the disabled.

Other reports discussed medical schools, agricultural colleges, military colleges, and master of business administration programs. And we discussed student life, such as housing, social activities and the job of a teaching assistant.

We talked about the need for things like health insurance. And we talked about the need to begin to prepare for all this at least two years before you want to start classes in America.

Lastly, we talked with some foreign students at the University of Wisconsin to ask them for their advice.

All forty of the reports in our series can be found on the Internet at voaspecialenglish.com. The easiest way to find them is to enter "Foreign Student" in quotation marks in the search box.

Another site you might want to visit is educationusa.state.gov. EducationUSA is the State Department guide to higher education. Again, the address is educationusa.state.gov. Also, there are more than four hundred American educational advising centers worldwide where you can get more information.

We thank everyone who sent us questions for our Foreign Student Series. And we hope you continue to listen in the weeks to come to learn more in general about the American education system.

This VOA Special English Education Report was written by Nancy Steinbach. Our e-mail address is special@voanews.com. I'm Gwen Outen.

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