Summer Camps, Workshops and Events in Shenzhen
Oh baby, no! Summertime is when you get a leg up on all your application competition next year by knocking out those standardized tests and getting as much information as you can about US universities.
Lucky for you though, 2009 is going to be an unprecedented year in international education for Shenzhen students. You’re going to have the opportunity to meet more admissions officers, current students, alumni and professors from various US universities than you ever thought possible.
The big highlight of the summer will be free-to-the-public presentations done by a big ol’ pile of university admissions offices. My insiders in the US have told me that Middlebury and UVA had so much success during their visits last October, lots of other schools got jealous. They’ll definitely be back in July, as long as that ugly H1N1 pig flu doesn’t keep them away.
The word on the street is that one particularly motivated and incredibly successful Shenzhen student is organizing a huge event in early August that will feature alumni from Shenzhen high schools who are currently students at almost EVERY prestigious university in the US of A. You’ll get unprecedented access to the nuances of student life, delivered in the fineries of Putonghua.
Then there’s always Jordan’s (that’s me!) Summer Workshop Series Spectacular, where once a month you can get tips, techniques, and strategies for acing your applications, not to mention all the NYPD pizza you can eat, absolutely free.
Last but not least, there’s a very loud rumor that the Mainland Student Network from one very prestigious university that I may or may not have mentioned above is planning massive outreach events in Shenzhen. They MAY be collaborating with a VERY famous Chinese university in holding a summer leadership camp in late July that will show you what it takes to be a superstar student in any country in the world.
Keep on eye on your local newspapers for information about these events. The information is out there, you’ve just got to pay attention. Now take advantage of your summer so you can relax this winter when application deadlines roll around.