US university tour returns

FOR 30 years, AEO has brought America's top universities to Malaysia. This exhibition provides the exclusive opportunity to meet with directors of admissions from numerous universities and colleges throughout the US.

There is something for everyone from state universities, Catholic universities, Christian universities, private universities, liberal arts colleges to two-year colleges. The variety ranges from large universities and colleges with 40,000 students to smaller universities with only 1,000 students.

Many universities accept students directly after SPM and most universities give advanced placement for STPM, A Levels, IB or ADP programmes. Admission for the Jan intake is now available.

The US combines high quality education with low cost where the cost of an American education is only a fraction of what other countries charge. For instance, there are universities and colleges where tuition and fees are only US$8,500 (RM35,751) a year.

Study business, engineering or over 500 other majors in the US – the world's No.1 economy. With thousands of American companies in Asia, an American degree would certainly hold more value than any other degree. In Malaysia, over 200,000 Malaysians are directly employed by American companies.

There are now one million international students studying in the US. Why do so many students choose to study there? Many factors contribute to this but the three most important are low cost, high quality and diversity.

Some universities are now offering state tuition to international students and most universities offer scholarships. US universities and colleges have an international reputation for quality. State-of-the-art facilities and faculty are sourced throughout the world with endowments of millions or even billions of US dollars. Last but not least, the US has the diversity of 4,000 higher education institutions.

The AEO University tour returns to Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, Sept 27 at the Renaissance Kuala Lumpur from 6pm to 9.30pm. It will also be held in Penang on Friday, Sept 29 at Hard Rock Hotel, Batu Ferringhi from 6pm to 8pm.

The exhibition is an opportunity for all students to research, select and apply for universities and colleges that meet their educational and personal requirements. It will allow students and parents to speak with the directors of admissions and learn what is required for admission. The exhibition is the perfect venue to find the institution that is the right choice for you.

Match your budget, major, type of institution, location and more to find the university or college that is your perfect match.