EducationUSA sets sights on UAE national students at NAJAH

EducationUSA sets sights on UAE national students at NAJAH

18.09.2013: ...as American universities top world ranking list USA IS COUNTRY OF CHOICE FOR EMIRATIS STUDYING ABROAD

...as American universities top world ranking list


  USA IS COUNTRY OF CHOICE FOR EMIRATIS STUDYING ABROAD




photo caption:  EducationUSA will offer free advice to students interested in the US study experience at Najah, from 29 to 31 October 2013 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.




Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 September 2013: The number of Emirati high-school leavers studying in the USA has grown by 12% year on year according to the latest U.S. report on international academic mobility.


The Open Doors 2012 report, published by the Institute of International Education(IIE), states that UAE  nationals enrolling in U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2011-12 academic year grew from 1,871 to 2,097.


The popularity of the USA for Emirati students comes as the country tops an international university ranking list published earlier this month by QS World University Rankings; six US universities appeared in the top ten, while 51 featured in the top 200 in a table of 3,000 institutions worldwide.


Big names on the QS top university list, including University of Texas at Austin, Michigan State University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago will be receiving UAE students keen to pursue a genuine American educational experience next month at NAJAH Education and Career Fair, taking place from 29 to 31 October 2013 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.


Supported by the U.S. Department of State, EducationUSA will host representatives from 20 US universities in a dedicated American pavilion offering educational advice to visitors at NAJAH.


Mr. Ali E. Lejlic, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi said: “Our mission is to ensure that students from across the UAE find the information they need about studying at American colleges and universities.


“We offer free and objective information about the many educational opportunities at accredited institutions in the United States, along with guidance on how to access those opportunities.


“It is important to provide interested Emirati students and their parents with accurate and reliable information regarding studying in the United States and the steps involved in that process. 


We offer educational experiences of the greatest quality, with outstanding variety and diversity in higher education, as well as an open door and warm welcome for international students. NAJAH is an unrivalled venue in terms of visibility and size for us to share this message”.


With Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study plan, EducationUSA will shorten the path that a potential Emirati student needs to take in order to reach their goals of studying in the United States when they visit the American pavilion at NAJAH.


The plan consists of researching university options, successfully completing applications, financing studies, applying for student visas, and finally, preparing for the big departure overseas.


Now in its seventh edition, NAJAH will host more than 140 exhibitors including universities, training institutions, and employing organisations eager to meet thousands of school-leavers or recent graduates exploring future opportunities in education and career advancement.


Other major international institutions taking part this year include Oxford Summer College, Jacobs University Bremen, The American University in Cairo, The Lebanese American University, Japan International Cooperation Centre, Strathclyde Business School, and Education City Qatar.


NAJAH is held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth & Development, and is supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Abu Dhabi Education Council and Dubai International Academic City


The three-day event is sponsored by ALHOSN University, Ajman University of Science and Technology, Berkeley Middle East, Be You International, Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD) and Masdar Institute. Further information about NAJAH can be found at www.najahonline.com.




U.S. Universities participating in NAJAH 2013 at the EducationUSA pavilion:


1.    American College Testing (ACT)
2.    Bryant University
3.    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
4.    Fairleigh Dickinson University
5.    George Mason University
6.    Kent State University
7.    Lewis and Clark College
8.    Maryville
9.    Marywood University
10.    Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Services
11.    Michigan State University
12.    Northern Michigan.
13.    Sam Houston State University
14.    Savannah College of Art and Design
15.    Seattle Community Colleges
16.    George Washington University (Summer & Special Program)
17.    University of Delaware
18.    University of Illinois Chicago
19.    University of Missouri
20.    University of Texas at Austin


- Gareth Wright, Total Communications Dubai - also photo



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