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The U.S. has some of the best universities in the world, with over 4000 diverse colleges and universities offering two-year, four-year and post graduate study opportunities to qualified Australian students.

College experiences in the U.S. are immersive, diverse and life changing, and applying to U.S. colleges can be easy when you know the steps. This series aims to help students, parents and school staff with exclusive insights on topics including the admissions process, college sports and the Australian student perspective.

Each episode is a conversation with an expert, from admission personnel to a college sport coach, from athletes to a U.S. Ambassador. Get the inside word on how to give it your best shot, and what life will be like in the U.S. when you get there.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Government office delivering free services all over the world supporting international students to turn a dream into a reality. In Australia we have offices at U.S. Consulates in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Like what you heard, want to learn more, have questions you want answered or want to engage with EducationUSA Australia, visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

Or search in your browser for "EducationUSA Australia."

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The U.S. has some of the best universities in the world, with over 4000 diverse colleges and universities offering two-year, four-year and post graduate study opportunities to qualified Australian students.

College experiences in the U.S. are immersive, diverse and life changing, and applying to U.S. colleges can be easy when you know the steps. This series aims to help students, parents and school staff with exclusive insights on topics including the admissions process, college sports and the Australian student perspective.

Each episode is a conversation with an expert, from admission personnel to a college sport coach, from athletes to a U.S. Ambassador. Get the inside word on how to give it your best shot, and what life will be like in the U.S. when you get there.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Government office delivering free services all over the world supporting international students to turn a dream into a reality. In Australia we have offices at U.S. Consulates in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Like what you heard, want to learn more, have questions you want answered or want to engage with EducationUSA Australia, visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

Or search in your browser for "EducationUSA Australia."

    How to be recruited as a student-athlete?

    How to be recruited as a student-athlete?

    Australia has a strong sporting culture, and playing college sport at U.S institutions can be a great fit for Aussies.


    How do you communicate with U.S. college coaches?
    Can you be recruited by U.S. colleges from Australia?
    What are the three sporting associations?

    In this episode, hear from Aussie Heather Marini, a Division 1 quarterback coach for Brown University’s NCAA football team and former sports coach in Melbourne.

    Join Marini as she unpacks the recruitment process, talks about how you can find your best fit sports program and U.S. institution, and demystifies how college coaches recruit students.

    Listen to ‘Graduate in the USA’ and turn your student-athlete dreams into reality!

     

    Host: Samantha Jackson, U.S. Consulate Melbourne, EducationUSA Australia/ Education Outreach Manager  

    Guest: Heather Marini, Brown University, NCAA Division I Football Quarterback Coach  

     

    College Sports Information:

    There are 3 college sport associations in the U.S. 

    2-year institutions:

    National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

    4-year Institutions:

    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA))

    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

    Start your research and identify college sports programs by visiting these links:

    National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): https://www.njcaa.org/member_colleges/directoryNational Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)List: https://www.naia.org/schools/indexMap: https://www.naia.org/schools/membership-map

    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) List: https://web3.ncaa.org/directory/Map: http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/research/ncaa-member-institutions

    In planning your high school studies so that you meet the NCAA eligibility requirements visit these links:

    NCAA study plan worksheet:http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/DI_and_DII_Worksheet.pdf

    NCAA Core Course Title Guide: http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/eligibility_center/ECMIP/Academic_Certification_International/Intl_CourseTitleUsage.pdf

     

    Do you want to study in the United States?

    Learn more about how you can graduate in the USA by visiting EducationUSA Australia here.

     

    https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/

    Want to connect with an EducationUSA Australia office visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

    Want to learn more about Department of State and EducationUSA visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/

     

    Connect with EducationUSA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EducationUSAAustraliaNewZealand

     

    Credits

    Graduate In The USA is created and produced by EducationUSA Australia, US Consulate Melbourne, U.S. State Department.

     

    Our theme music is “Validate Yourself”, Royal Blood Records: RYL0018 - Good Life.

    Licensed through Mushroom Production Music and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    How to produce a strong U.S. college application

    How to produce a strong U.S. college application

    How do you get into a U.S. university? 

    Is there a magic formula?

    And who decides? 

    Elisabeth O'Connell is the Director of International Admissions at The University of Pennsylvania, one of eight Ivy League universities in the U.S.  

    Elisabeth has read thousands of applications from students across the world, including many from Australia, and while there is no magic formula determining who is admitted, there are things every student can do to produce a strong and compelling application, telling the story of who you are why you are a "good fit" for the college.

    Join Elisabeth as she demystifies how universities review applications with the goal of building a freshman class to create a vibrant and dynamic 24/7 residential community.

     

    Host: Adelle Gillen, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Sydney.

    Guest: Elisabeth O'Connell, Director of International Admissions at The University of Pennsylvania.

     

    Do you want to study in the United States?

    Learn more about how you can graduate in the USA by visiting EducationUSA Australia here.

     

    https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/

    Want to connect with an EducationUSA Australia office visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

    Want to learn more about Department of State and EducationUSA visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/

     

    Connect with EducationUSA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EducationUSAAustraliaNewZealand

     

    Credits

    Graduate In The USA is created and produced by EducationUSA Australia, US Consulate Melbourne, U.S. State Department.

     

    Our theme music is “Validate Yourself”, Royal Blood Records: RYL0018 - Good Life.

    Licensed through Mushroom Production Music and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 46 min
    How to research and find your ‘best fit’ college

    How to research and find your ‘best fit’ college

    In 2012 Liam Dean-Johnson was going to school in Sydney, studying for his HSC and thinking about which Australian university he would attend.

    Eight months later he was stepping off a plane in the U.S. and through the gates of Brown University - an Ivy League liberal arts college in Providence, Rhode Island.  

    Studying at Brown changed Liam’s life - so how did he get there? 

    Liam talks about how, as an Australian, he navigated the U.S. college application and the importance of finding the college that is “the best fit” for him; how the flexibility of the U.S. liberal arts curriculum allowed him to explore a wide range of academic interests and why the immersive educational experience, a unique feature of the U.S. college system, prepared him for life after college.

    Liam’s international U.S. career is now well established, and in his current role as an Admissions Officer at New York University he poses some critical questions for anyone considering applying to a U.S. college when they finish high school. 

     

    Host: Samantha Juster, Public Engagement Officer, U.S. Embassy Canberra

    Guest: Liam Dean-Johnson, NYU’s Associate Director, Customer Service Admissions Operations

     

     

    Do you want to study in the United States?

    Learn more about how you can graduate in the USA by visiting EducationUSA Australia here.

     

    https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/

    Want to connect with an EducationUSA Australia office visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

    Want to learn more about Department of State and EducationUSA visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/

     

    Connect with EducationUSA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EducationUSAAustraliaNewZealand

     

    Credits

    Graduate In The USA is created and produced by EducationUSA Australia, US Consulate Melbourne, U.S. State Department.

     

    Our theme music is “Validate Yourself”, Royal Blood Records: RYL0018 - Good Life.

    Licensed through Mushroom Production Music and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min
    Australian Students Are Welcome Here: Choose America!

    Australian Students Are Welcome Here: Choose America!

    EducationUSA is the official source on U.S. higher education.

    This episode is an informative conversation between EducationUSA Branch Chief Anna Martz and former U.S. Ambassador to Australia Ambassador Bleich.

    The session looks at the commitment from EducationUSA to promote the diversity of U.S. higher education, help Australian students find their best fit, and highlight the support available via EducationUSA offices.

    The episode will underscore that all international students are welcome in America and discuss why international students should consider higher education in the United States at 2-year, 4-year and post-graduate institutions.

    Join them on this journey into what life on a U.S. college campus is like, and Ambassador Bleich’s own experiences of his children finishing high school in Australia and applying to U.S. colleges from Canberra.

     

    Host: Anna Martz, Branch Chief, EducationUSA

    Guest: Ambassador Jeff Bleich

     

    Do you want to study in the United States?

    Learn more about how you can graduate in the USA by visiting EducationUSA Australia here.

     

    https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/

    Want to connect with an EducationUSA Australia office visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

    Want to learn more about Department of State and EducationUSA visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/

     

    Connect with EducationUSA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EducationUSAAustraliaNewZealand

     

    Credits

    Graduate In The USA is created and produced by EducationUSA Australia, US Consulate Melbourne, U.S. State Department.

     

    Our theme music is “Validate Yourself”, Royal Blood Records: RYL0018 - Good Life.

    Licensed through Mushroom Production Music and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    Life on a US college campus through the eyes of academia

    Life on a US college campus through the eyes of academia

    Before Dr Geoffrey Garret became a U.S. college leading political scientist and academic administrator, he was an Aussie from Canberra.

    He completed his undergraduate studies at Australia National University before heading to the U.S. and Duke University where he completed both his master’s and PhD degrees.   Dr Garett is the dean at University of Southern California Marshall School of Business and before that role was dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  This conversation with Dr Garett is enlightening as he discusses his own pathway to U.S. college, while illustrating what Aussie high school students can be looking for in finding their own academic and financial fit in considering U.S. colleges.   He importantly discusses some of the differences between a U.S. & Australian higher education experience, introduces terminology, explains the processes of applying to U.S. college while also sharing what life on a U.S. college can be like and how campus living is so enriching. 

     

    Do you want to study in the United States?

    Learn more about how you can graduate in the USA by visiting EducationUSA Australia here.

     

    https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/

    Want to connect with an EducationUSA Australia office visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

    Want to learn more about Department of State and EducationUSA visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/

     

    On this episode

    Jeff Anderson, Counsellor for Public Affairs, United States Embassy, Canberra 

    Dr Geoffrey Garrett, Dean Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California 

     

    Connect with EducationUSA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EducationUSAAustraliaNewZealand

     

    Credits

    Graduate In The USA is created and produced by EducationUSA Australia, US Consulate Melbourne, U.S. State Department.

     

    Our theme music is “Validate Yourself”, Royal Blood Records: RYL0018 - Good Life.

    Licensed through Mushroom Production Music and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    How a U.S. college experience changes lives!

    How a U.S. college experience changes lives!

    Can a U.S. college experience change a life?

    Mason Cox says yes!

    Melbourne’s U.S. Consul General talks to American/Australian Mason Cox who graduated with an Engineering degree from Oklahoma State University and had a career planned with Exxon Mobil before everything changed…

    Mason shares how a hobby of playing basketball at college opened up a world of adventure that led to his current job of Australian Rules ruckman for the Collingwood Football team.

    Australian listeners will hear that applying and attending a U.S. college is achievable and that life at an American University is full of opportunities to build a community and nurture friendships that last a lifetime.

    Being on a U.S. college campus provides a time to discover new talents, explore new places and mature. Students make friends from all over the country and the world and, as they do, they learn about life and about themselves.

    Living in a dormitory, competing in a sport or academic contest, socializing through organized clubs and friendship groups while volunteering in the community are key parts of a U.S. college experience. Many graduates look back on their college days as the best of their lives.

     

    Host: Kathleen Lively – Consul General, U.S. Consulate Melbourne  

    Guest: Mason Cox – Ruckman Collingwood Football Club, Australia Football league

     

    Do you want to study in the United States?

    Learn more about how you can graduate in the USA by visiting EducationUSA Australia here.

     

    https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/

    Want to connect with an EducationUSA Australia office visit: https://au.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educationusa-australia/contact-educationusa-australian-offices/

    Want to learn more about Department of State and EducationUSA visit: https://educationusa.state.gov/

     

    Connect with EducationUSA

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EducationUSAAustralia/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/EducationUSAAustraliaNewZealand

     

    Credits

    Graduate In The USA is created and produced by EducationUSA Australia, US Consulate Melbourne, U.S. State Department.

     

    Our theme music is “Validate Yourself”, Royal Blood Records: RYL0018 - Good Life.

    Licensed through Mushroom Production Music and the Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS)
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min

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