The USA is the favored study destination for many students in the Philippines. Not only is the US education system and credit transfer process very familiar, but also their degree programs have close similarities to the Philippines which bases its college system on the US model. With over 3,000 accredited colleges and universities in the USA, it can be quite a daunting task to choose which institution to attend. Inter-Ed who specialize in assisting students to study in the USA and to make well-informed choices regarding their course and college, will be presenting a “STUDY IN THE USA” seminar at the US Embassy on Friday, January 28th, 2011 to address this issue. This seminar is free of charge and open to the public.

Three of the criteria that students usually take into consideration when choosing a college are Brand Name, Location and Cost, and this is usually followed by the need for on-campus or near-campus accommodation. The universities that will be featured in the presentation definitely meet these criteria. University of Massachusetts, Dominican University (CA), Arkansas State University and Bellevue College (Seattle) all are well-renowned and ranked, are located in choice locations, and ASU and BC have tuition fees as inexpensive as USD$7,800.00/year. The range of courses available at both undergraduate and graduate level is extensive (including Pre-Med and Medicine) and students may enter the undergraduate programs directly from Philippine High School.

The Free Seminar will be conducted by Roger Bartholomew, President of Inter-Ed, at the US Embassy (Commercial Section), 25/F Ayala Life – FGU Center, 6811 Ayala Avenue Makati. The seminar presentation which will cover choosing a college, admission requirements, student visas and benefits and will feature UMass, ASU, Dominican University and Bellevue College, will be from 5.30pm – 7.30pm on Friday, January 28, 2011, but students who would like to be interviewed individually, may set appointments from 1.00pm – 5.00pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Students should bring copies of their academic records with them, resumes (if applying for graduate studies) and IDs. For security purposes the US Embassy requires pre-registration which may be done through the Inter-Ed web site (, by texting name, contact no. and academic background to 0918-904-1282, by emailing the same information to, or calling 819-1001. All featured colleges and universities are still open to accept applicants for Sept 2011.

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