Status: Approved

Project Code: OffCycle-59-

Support international education by advising Uruguayans who dream about attending a U.S. university!

Project Title Support international education by advising Uruguayans who dream about attending a U.S. university!
Project Summary The EducationUSA Uruguay intern will guide Uruguayan students completing the undergraduate college application process including choosing universities to apply to, writing application essays, and practicing for exams and interviews.
Country Uruguay
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post MONTEVIDEO
Section PAS
Number of Interns 10
Project Description

Going to University in the United States is a dream for many Uruguayans - and you can help them achieve their dream! The EducationUSA Uruguay Intern will act as a mentor for Uruguayans completing the U.S. college application process. As the application process is completely different in Uruguay, students who look to study in the U.S. have the task of learning about a whole new education system and admissions process. The intern will mentor students and help them to understand both the general education system and university culture in the U.S., and help students with each piece of the application process. This includes but is not limited to: choosing universities to apply to, choosing college major, constructing and editing the common application essay, mastering the college interview, etc. The intern should be a student interested in international relations, with strong English grammar and essay writing skills. The intern should also be excited about getting to know international students and have a positive and motivating personality. In sum, we value the following skills:
-Interpersonal and leadership skills
-Dominance of English grammar
-Superior essay writing and editing skills
-Knowledge of the U.S. college application process
-Positive attitude and willingness to help others

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Editing and proofreading
Research
Writing
Additional Information

* There are two EducationUSA Centers in Uruguay -- one at the U.S. Embassy Montevideo, and one at the Binational Center Alianza Cultural Uruguay - Estados Unidos (www.alianza.edu.uy). Both centers work closely together in all projects.
* Students who work with EducationUSA advisers come from all over the country, and are part of two main programs: the Opportunity Funds program, and the Competitive College Club. For more information on both programs you can check: Educationusa.state.gov
* We will assign 3-5 students to each intern