Due to the efficiency and success of the first virtual session, EducationUSA Turkmenistan continues organizing more on-line sessions with the cohort students and alumni from home. Thus, on April 28 and May 1, 2020 cohort students participated in two webinars conducted by the University of Rochester on “Financial Aid for International Students” and Orange Coast College on “California Community Colleges” co-hosted with the EducationUSA Ashgabat office. The virtual sessions were conducted using the “Zoom” application (an application enabling live video conferencing) with over 40 cohort participants taking part in an interactive and live video chat with the University of Rochester and 29 cohorts joined with the Orange Coast.
Throughout the sessions, participants were able to exchange ideas, ask questions and learn more about different ways to fund US education as well as two-year colleges explained. Also, students were able to have live conversational practice with native English speakers, while discussing a variety of topics, including food on and off-campus employment opportunities, transition to a university life, and more followed by a Q&A session on the admission process with a representative of the international admission office at the University of Rochester and Orange Coast College. The webinars were recorded and shared with all the registered students