Southwest England U.S. University Fair

Wednesday 24  April 2013 – Taunton School, Somerset, UK

Optional lunch: 1pm Set up from: 2pm Fair: 2.45-5.30pm

Optional dinner at a traditional Somerset country pub: 6.30pm

Catch potential applicants at the right time for the UK application cycle while also meeting with admitted students who have yet to make their decision by exhibiting for free at Taunton School’s US University Fair.

With over 60 independent schools within 90 minutes drive of Taunton there is a growing interest in the US Higher Education within this region. Many of these schools are boarding schools with significant international populations, enabling you to reach students from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Far East who are British educated and already familiar with studying abroad. With boarding fees averaging around £26,000 per annum these students and their parents are global consumers of education.

In the UK system it is in the Spring of their Junior Year when students start to think about their options for Higher Education. With Tuition and Fees in the UK increasing threefold from 2012-13 now is the right time to meet with these students.

The 2012 fair saw well over 600 students and parents attend to meet with 30 US institutions, and for 2013 we are expecting a greater number to attend. The Southwest of England is a prosperous area with good links to the United States from Heathrow and Bristol airports, and parents students are keen to see what options are available to them.

As an independent fair we are happy to welcome any representative you have: alumni, current students, faculty currently in the UK or agents are more than welcome to represent your institution. The fair will be marked extensively in local and regional media and across our network of independent schools nationally and within the Southwest.

The fair will be held at Taunton School in Somerset. Taunton is 2 hours from London Paddington (linked to London Heathrow airport by the Heathrow Express) by train, and transport will be provided for the short journey from Taunton Station to the school. In addition, a sit-down lunch is available for early arrivals and an opportunity to tour the school and meet interested students in advance of the fair.

To register please complete the online registration at


CONTACT:  David Hawkins, Head of Careers., +44 (0) 1823 703606

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Study in the States  offers resources, tools, and the latest news to educate international students and academic officials on the government rules and regulations that pertain to international students. It is also part of a Department of Homeland Security initiative to make information more accessible and encourage international students to study and learn about expanded post-graduate opportunities in the United States.

Study in the States also offers a number of resources for prospective students, including a list of SEVP-certified schools which international students can attend, as well as a Study Guide to the States  a virtual walkthrough of the international student process.  

Study in the States is also active on Facebook and Twitter (@StudyInStates). I welcome you to follow us there for the latest news and resources impacting prospective and current international students. We also recently launched a video, Student to Student: Studying in the States, which underlines key advice about the international student process for prospective and current international students.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Study in States, please feel free to contact us.


 Lina Mizerek

Student and Exchange Visitor Program Strategic Communications Team

U.S. Department of Homeland Security | Immigration and Customs Enforcement



2013 Chinese Fellowships — Apply by Feb. 11

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce the 2013 Intensive Summer Language Institute in Changchun, China. The Intensive Summer Language Institute provides fully funded fellowships for non-native speakers of Chinese who are teaching Mandarin to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Chinese at Northeast Normal University. Fellowships are available to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs who intend to teach Mandarin. This U.S. Government sponsored language program is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education.

Participants in the Intensive Summer Language Institute receive ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College. Previous program participants have taken good advantage of the Summer Language Institute’s many opportunities for curriculum building, networking and professional development. The site in Northeast China is highly conducive to language learning and provides a myriad of activities to encourage language acquisition through cultural immersion. In addition to daily intensive language training, participants enjoy cultural activities and excursions designed to reinforce classroom material.  

The program application, benefits, and detailed application instructions are located online at In addition to the online form, applicants are asked to provide official transcripts and two reference letters. All materials are due on February 11, 2013. Please feel free to post this information on your websites and listservs. Due to spam filters, we have purposely not included attachments with this e-mail. However, we would be happy to separately e-mail our promotional materials and flyers for you to share with your community. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions about the application process. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Best wishes,

Alena Palevitz

 Program Officer, Teacher Programs

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200

Washington, DC 20036

Tel: 202.833.7522          

Fax: 202.833.7523