On April 1 in Warsaw, the U.S. Embassy and the Polish-U.S Fulbright Commission celebrated with Polish high school students who recently completed a year of intensive preparations to apply for university studies in the United States, a process that greatly differs from university admission processes in Europe. With the support of the EducationUSA Advisory Program, which is jointly organized by the U.S. Embassy and the Polish-U.S Fulbright Commission, 16 talented high school students applied to a variety of U.S. universities to pursue their dream of undergraduate studies in America. Some of the students have heard back or are still waiting to hear, and we are wishing them all good luck.
Program participants – high school students competitively selected from big and smaller towns in Poland – were given advice and mentoring by EducationUSA professional advisors at every stage of the application process, for no fee. Two workshops were organized that covered all key topics such as choice of schools, Common App, SAT/ACT, TOEFL/IELTS tests and essay writing. The students were also matched with Polish or American alumni of American universities, volunteers who mentored them throughout the application process, shared their own experience and supported them with guidance.
At the lunch closing the program in Warsaw, Public Affairs Counselor Frank Finver, Cultural Affairs Officer Dan Hastings, and Katherine Scodova, the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator for Europe and Eurasia from EducationUSA, congratulated the students on their hard work on their applications and expressed their hope that all of them will get admitted and start their education adventure at an American university.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centers in 178 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.