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International Education Week 2023
November 9, 2023

International Education Week 2023

It’s International Education Week from November 13-17th!

The U.S. higher education sector offers world class faculty and research facilities, flexible degrees across all fields of study, and a broad array of institutional types—ranging from community colleges, to liberal arts institutions, to research/doctoral universities, to minority serving institutions—in a variety of geographic settings to meet the needs and interests of all students. With nearly 4,000 accredited institutions of higher education and more than 10,000 degree programs in the United States, there’s a good fit for every student. Learn more about higher education opportunities with EducationUSA , and education advising in New Zealand.

Hear from Kiwis who are studying over in the U.S.!

Andre Moneda

From: The Philippines / Ōtautahi, Christchurch.

U.S. College/University: Vanderbilt University

Intended major/area of study: Masters of Education in Community Development and Action

Andre obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and will complete a Master of Education specializing in Community Development and Action at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

“I grew up in the Philippines around close family. My parents moved our family to Christchurch, New Zealand in the hopes of giving me and my sister better opportunities and futures. I chose to go to the University of Canterbury  (UC) as it enabled me to be close to family and study both Computer Science and Japanese while being around a community I was familiar with considering I was starting to get involved in community engagement activities around my area. This ended up becoming the right decision as soon found my feet in community development UC was the perfect place to jump-start exploring a career in this space. I was then able to connect with the EducationUSA team here in New Zealand to help me explore the possibility of postgraduate study in the US.”

Andre Moneda.

“I ended up getting accepted into the Masters of Education in Community Development and Action at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. What I would like to achieve through this study is to learn how to create positive, community-level change for ethnic youth back in New Zealand. I want to be able how to increase youth participation in decision-making around programs and policies that affect young people in their everyday lives, especially ensuring that cultural safety and recognition are also celebrated for people of ethnic backgrounds.”



From: New Zealand

U.S. College/University: California Institute of Technology

Intended major/area of study: Master of Science in Space Engineering

“I’ve been loving my time so far at Caltech, it’s a privilege to be immersed in such an incredible learning and innovation environment! As I’m finding my feet and adjusting to life and university in the US, I’m excited to expand my learning experience beyond the university campus and make the most of the outdoors here in California!”