From November 16th to 20th, EducationUSA has organized a series of online webinars to celebrate the worldwide event – the annual International Education Week (IEW) reaching out to over 291 people virtually. As IEW boasted with its 21st anniversary this year, EducationUSA organized the week full of virtual workshops featuring guest speakers from the US Higher Educational Institutions, US Embassy Ashgabat, American Councils and alumni of different US government sponsored and exchange programs who shared their personal academic experiences in the US, led panel discussions, educational activities, and shared information with interested students about US higher education institutions, degree programs, financial aid opportunities, and test taking strategies, all targeting one goal – to provide an in-depth understanding about the US higher education system and opportunities for international students.
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International Education Week 2020 (IEW)
Join us at the annual International Education Week (IEW) to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of IEW and learn about the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. There will be a lot of special educational presentations, activities and discussion panels targeting one goal – to introduce you to the educational, professional and exchange opportunities in the United States of America.
When: November 16 – 20, 2020
Where: Online via Zoom
How: Register ONCE to attend all sessions of your choice throughout the week-long events
REGISTRATION LINK: http://bit.ly/EdUSA_IEW2020
Shageldi Ovezov’s success story
When Shageldi Ovezov first attended EducationUSA events in Turkmenistan, he was very excited to learn about tuition-free colleges in the U.S. Shageldi is now a rising junior at Berea College, where he secured a full scholarship for 4 years of studies towards a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Mathematics.
“Initially, it was very hard for me to navigate through the myriad of scholarship opportunities in the U.S., and I didn’t know how to choose the best-fit college. By attending the EducationUSA center in Turkmenistan, I received valuable information on how to reflect on myself better, identify and choose what’s best for me, and be a successful college applicant, which ultimately, saved a great amount of time and finances.
Shageldi has been an active student at Berea College, having started a Developer Student Clubs chapter on campus. Developer Student Clubs is a program run by Google Developers to empower university students to build technical solutions for the local problems. He is now interning at Major League Hacking, being selected as one of 150 participants out of 20,000 applicants. As an intern, Shageldi contributes to over 6 open-source software projects, which is an impactful work where more than 800,000 projects depend on the software that he contributes to.
He states: “At this point, I would like to acknowledge #EducationUSA. I was part of Turkmenabat Undergraduate Cohort Advising (UCA), a 10-month intensive college preparation program that was like no other in guiding me to get ready to study in the United States. Due to the program, I was eligible for an Opportunity Grant that covered my travel expenses all the way to Berea. I’m very grateful for the program for investing in my education”.
Instagram account of Shageldi: @shageldi_ovezov