Universities Visit AIS

As part of our support for students to find the best university after school, some of our Year 11-13 students attended an information session held by representatives from seven USA universities on 1 March.

The seven universities represented were: Baldwin Wallace University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Manhattanville College, Ohio University, Roger Williams University, Rowan University and The University of Oklahoma. The universities presented information on the range and diversity of university choices and programs from across the USA. Some of the points covered were: why study in the USA; scholarships and finances for studying in the USA; and guidance in preparation for planning to study in the USA. Students also had time to speak individually with the various universities.

Judging from the appearance of how engaged the students were during the introductory presentations and observing how they interacted with the representatives and on feedback from the students, it seemed to have been a very worthwhile experience for them. The Y11 students in attendance were particularly keen on the information sharing of the seminar, as, for many of them, this was their first interaction with university representatives. Their primary interest was the session which focused on US Emerging Careers as this was information which will help guide them with their IBDP subject selections.

A key point being made was how much the universities valued the IB Diploma that students are able to achieve at AIS.