Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Spring Fairs to Summer Programs

AIEF/KTF Dinner reception - Seoul

The Spring AIEF fairs have come and gone with success. Our affiliate team in Taipei held the first event on March 19th and 20th. About 20 US schools were represented and about 900 Taiwanese students attended the event looking to take their studies to the US. The following week the AIEF fairs in Korea kicked off in Busan on March 24th. Finally the fairs culminated at the large event in Seoul on March 26th and 27th. 38 US institutions were represented at the Seoul fair along with the U.S. Embassy and Fulbright Commission. US and AIEF representatives were treated to a swanky all you can eat/drink meal at the COEX by Mr. Lee and our organizing partners Korea Trade Fairs (KTF). It was much enjoyed to say the least. And as always the AIEF fairs were a great time.  
AIEF Summer Short Term Program - Stanford
  Now with the Spring 2016 fairs in the rear view mirror its time for AIEF to look towards the busy summer programs. We are kicking things off by ramping up efforts to bolster our short term programs. These programs offer students from all over the world the opportunity to experience the American education system while also having the opportunity to experience some of the sites and sounds of California. Our first group arrives next month!
 Along with the short term programs we have our annual HOBY WLC event coming up in July. This is always a big hit. AIEF will be hosting a number of students from China and Taiwan. The students will spend a week on the CSU Fullerton campus. The HOBY delegates will have a jam packed schedule including a number of guest speakers, leadership building activities, and visits to local tourist destinations.
This time of year is busy season for the AIEF staff, and we can all say we are looking forward to the fun ahead!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

UScampus Guide Spring 2016 is now live!

The Spring Edition of UScampus Guide is now live! This was my first season taking over for the magazine and I am so pleased that it has finally come to fruition. We have made so many upgrades to the magazine interface and are so proud of the improved look of USCG. Away with the outdated, non user friendly PDF version, and in with the new, modern, and very user friendly design. The pages are now flippable, and links are now clickable.

This season’s USCG features 15 new articles that discuss finance, living in the U.S., studying tips, career, and visa advice. The magazine spotlights writers such as Jessica Peyton Roberts of Aim High Writing College Consulting and Anum Yoon of Current on Currency. USCG also introduces our readers to Go Overseas, an excellent resource for finding study, intern, and volunteer abroad programs, along with ratings, reviews, and resources. We also couldn’t wait to share with our students the services of Flywire by peertransfer, an incredibly effective way to make international payments.

In February, AIEF launched its biannual USCG cover photo contest. Schools from across the nation sent in their submissions in hopes of winning a featured section in the magazine and their photo on the cover. This season’s theme was “Favorite Class in Action” and Peralta Community College District won with the most votes! Shout out to Mr. Drew Gephart for his impressive social media outreach! Schools that didn’t win will have a chance to enter again in the Fall or future editions.

This issue has so many amazing resources for all of our readers that we are so excited to share with you all on our new and improved online magazine! Go check it out now! 

By Frances Wu