Below is a description of a growing trend in international student recruitment, the use of virtual fairs and other online events to connect with admissions representatives and other international students online. CollegeWeekLive is the world’s largest online college fair, reaching over 300,000 students worldwide with over 300 participating colleges. Online recruitment is yet another useful tool in an institution’s international student recruitment bag of tricks.
In partnership with EducationUSA, CollegeWeekLive will be hosting International Days on 13 October 2011 and 22 February 2012. International Days are an ideal opportunity for Vietnamese students interested in studying in the United States to browse virtual college booths and chat with representatives from community colleges, the University of California System, City University of New York (CUNY) schools and more. Non-US universities such as the University of British Columbia and the University of Melbourne will also be represented for students interested in studying in Australia, Canada or the United Kingdom.
The 13 October CollegeWeekLive International Day will also include keynote presentations from EducationUSA on visas, financial aid, as well as a presentation from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) about how to to succeed on the TOEFL. A special video presentation specifically for Vietnamese students will be broadcast in Vietnamese, courtesy of Capstone Vietnam. (Disclosure: I’m managing director of Capstone Vietnam.)
CollegeWeekLive International Day features:
- International admissions experts from top U.S, Australian, Canadian and U.K schools
- United States State Department, EducationUSA and Department of Education Officials
- Exclusive Vietnamese presentation from Capstone Vietnam
- Video chat with international students living in the U.S