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EDUCATION REPORT - April 17, 2003: Foreign Student Series >Summary - 2003-04-16

This is the VOA Special English Education Report.

We have been broadcasting a series of reports for foreign students who want to attend college in the United States. This is the final program in the series. We hope these reports have helped students think about their goals and have provided ways to reach them.

Our programs explained the kinds of colleges and universities in the United States. We told how to get information about them and how to apply for admission. We discussed admissions tests and how to prepare for them. We reported about the high cost of attending an American university and told about possible places to seek financial aid. We talked about the legal documents that are needed before a student can travel to the United States to attend college.

We explained the new laws affecting some foreign students. These new laws have taken effect as a result of the terrorist attacks in the United States in two-thousand-one. We discussed the possibility of using the computer to take classes at an American college without leaving home.

We also described some American universities that have a large number of foreign students, such as the University of Southern California and Purdue University. In other programs, we told about some American colleges that are not as well known. Landmark College, for example, teaches students with learning disabilities. The Citadel provides a military education. Johnson and Wales University offers business studies. We provided information about community colleges, agricultural colleges and the Masters of Business Administration degree.

We also explained other information important to students considering an American college. One example is the need for student health insurance. We reported about working as a teaching assistant. We discussed living in college housing. And we told the difference between an American college and a university.

All these reports can be found on the Internet by going to the Special English Web site. The address is

We hope you will continue to listen to the Education Report for more information about education in the United States.

This VOA Special English Education Report was written by Nancy Steinbach.