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Study in the U.S.

Student Advising Services

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Benjamin Franklin Library
Liverpool 31 - PB
Col. Juárez
06600 Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: 5080-2801, 5080-2802, 5080-2803
Website: http://www.iie.org/


If you are thinking of studying in the United States, you may want to consult a student adviser at the Institute for International Education for information on the particular type of study you are interested in. There are thousands of different programs in the U.S., from short summer English study programs to basketball and computer camps to high school programs to university degree programs to post-graduate studies. In addition, there are technical schools, short-term academic courses, business training, and research opportunities. You need to decide precisely what kind of program you are interested in, where you want to study, and how much you want to spend. You might then research the reputation of various programs, the organization’s experience with and interest in foreign students, and try to contact other people who have participated in the program.

Please visit the IIE Education Center from 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday. Free public orientations on "Post-Graduate Study in the United States" are given every Tuesday at 4:00, and orientations on "Undergraduate Study in the United States" are given the last Wednesday of each month at 4:00.

Fulbright-García Robles Scholarships

COMEXUS (United States/Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange)

Berlín 18 - 2nd. floor
Col. Juárez
06600 Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: 5080-2000 ext. 4017, 4374
Fax: 5592-3083
Website: http://www.comexus.org.mx

COMEXUS is an independent organization funded by the Governments of Mexico and the United States. COMEXUS offers and administers graduate level scholarships and grants for educational exchange. It is most well known for the Fulbright/Garcia Robles Scholarship program and includes scholarships for teaching and research as well as for study.

Each year the members of the binational Board of Directors decide which specific topics will be emphasized in the call for applications. Topics may range from the arts to English teaching, to border studies, to city planning, to comparative political systems. All topics are, however, important for both countries. COMEXUS widely disseminates information about the program through newspapers, postings on the WWW, mailings to universities, and through administrating agencies in the US such as LASPAU (Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities) and IIE (Institute of International Education).

Scholarships

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Benjamin Franklin Library
Liverpool 31 - PB
Col. Juárez
06600 Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: 5080-2801, 5080-2802, 5080-2803
Website: http://www.iie.org/


There is enormous competition for scholarships to U.S. educational institutions. Virtually all schools -- high schools, colleges, universities, technical schools, etc. -- offer scholarships, but there are many people competing for each one, and you will need to do some serious research to find one which fits your needs and requirements, and you will need to provide detailed information to the various schools in order to be considered for the scholarship. The Institute for International Education provides information on all levels of education in the U.S. They also have an extensive resource library of college catalogs, an on-line database for interested students, and a well-trained professional staff to answer your questions. In addition, they can give you detailed information on entrance exams and applications procedures.

Entrance / Language Exams

Institute of International Education (IIE)
Benjamin Franklin Library
Liverpool 31 - PB
Col. Juárez
06600 Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: 5080-2801, 5080-2802, 5080-2803

Most U.S. universities and colleges require the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) for admission. The test is given several times a year. You should sign up well ahead of time in order to have the scores back in time for submission of applications. The Institute for International Education has information on the schedule for the TOEFL. Call 5080-2000, ext. 3510 for a recorded message on registering for the TOEFL. You may also consult:

the IIE Home Page: http://www.iie.org/
the TOEFL Home Page: http://www.toefl.org/