Calling Scholars: Apply for a fully funded 2018 exchange program in the United States

Apply by Friday January 12, 2018 at 5pm New Zealand time online using this form. What is the program about? Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. ...
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U.S. South Pacific Scholarship opportunity through the East West Center

The U.S. Embassy New Zealand is excited to share the following opportunity for students from Pacific island countries to apply for a merit-based scholarship to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s level study at the University of Hawai’i. Applications opened in August 2017 and will close February 1, 2018. What is the U.S. South Pacific Scholarship? The East ...
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Standardized testing for American Universities

Guest blog post by Aubry Tedford. Words like ACT and SAT have been known to strike anxiety, stress, and fear in many high school students. One single test seems to have so much emphasis on college admissions and future careers. These tests are important, but it is also important not to stress over one component ...
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American Universities: How to Find the Right One

Guest blog by student, Aubry Tedford. Picking the right college is like picking your wedding dress. You have a checklist of what you want, you know the setting and budget, but you don’t know which one is going to give you that indescribable feeling. My name is Aubry Tedford and I will be attending university in ...
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Calling Scholars: Apply for a fully funded 2017 exchange program in the United States

Apply by Friday January 20, 2017 at 5pm online using the Google Form . See Information Sheet for details. What is the program about? Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSIs) are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. ...
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Calling Secondary Teachers: Apply for a fully funded 2017 exchange program in the United States

Apply by Friday January 20, 2017 at 5pm online using the Google Form . See Information Sheet for details. What is the program about? The Study of the U.S. Institute for Secondary Educators (Teachers) is an intensive post-graduate level academic program with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign secondary educators the opportunity to deepen their understanding of ...
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Eric Hysen – from Google to Government

Thanks to the U.S. Embassy and KiwiConnect , Eric Hysen of the United States Digital Service came to New Zealand to keynote at the annual Open Source Open Society conference. At the conference Eric spoke on the challenges and rewards of modernizing U.S. Government systems. Eric is one of the Founding members of the USDS , and is the Digital Service Lead for the United States Department of Homeland Security.  As a former employee at Google, Eric has worked ...
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U.S. Diplomats Talking American Issues of Civil Rights and the 2016 Elections with NZ High School students

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. On June 16, 2016, diplomats Emily Armitage and Cavan Fabris spoke to Auckland High Schools about the American Civil Rights Movement. These presentations were a part of the American Insights Program which offers opportunities for schools to engage directly with U.S.diplomats. The diplomats introduced the ...
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Celebrating Youth Week: Giving Back is Giving Forward—Aroha mai, Aroha atu

By Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. Held every May, Youth Week is a New Zealand nationwide festival of events to celebrate the talents, passion, and success of local young people. Youth Week recognizes the contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand and is organized by Ara Taiohi, a National ...
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U.S. Diplomats’ Insights on World War I, Civil Rights, American Literature and the American Elections

By Victoria Triegaardt, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Wellington and Mara Hosoda, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Consulate General, Auckland. The last three months were action-packed with opportunities for U.S. Diplomats to reach out to youth in Auckland and Wellington high schools. Upon request from New Zealand high schools, U.S. Diplomats presented U.S. history topics through ...
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Studying in America: Make the First Move to Study in the United States in 2016!

By Aime Black and Katie Sleeman, Education Advisors It’s a new year, and a perfect time to get on track with new goals. Is studying in America one of those dreams? In 2015, over 1,400 New Zealand students studying in America pursued higher education degrees. These students are carving out their futures with undergraduate and ...
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Kiwi, Carolyn Zou, talks to us about her U.S. Education Experience

This week marks the 16th Annual International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Initially created so that America could inspire its students to travel abroad, IEW now encourages and supports foreign students interested in making the leap to study in the United States. Today IEW is ...
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Ashley Campbell, talks to us about her U.S. Education Experience

This week marks the 16th Annual International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Initially created so that America could inspire its students to travel abroad, IEW now encourages and supports foreign students interested in making the leap to study in the United States. Today IEW is ...
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Rebecca Purvis, talks to us about her U.S. Education Experience

This week marks the 16th Annual International Education Week (IEW), a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. Initially created so that America could inspire its students to travel abroad, IEW now encourages and supports foreign students interested in making the leap to study in the United States. Today IEW is ...
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