US embassy cable - 00STATE229026

"IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES" NEW, UPDATED VERSION

Identifier: 00STATE229026
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Origin: Secretary of State
Created: 2000-12-01 23:14:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: KPAO OEXC SCUL
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R 012314Z DEC 00
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM
RPC MANILA 0000
UNCLAS STATE 229026 
 
SIPDIS 
 
PASS EDUCATIONAL ADVISERS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL 
SUBJECT: "IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES" NEW, 
UPDATED VERSION 
 
 
FULBRIGHT COMMISSIONS 
FOR REACS 
 
NOTE: AN EARLIER VERSION OF THIS CABLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. 
 PLEASE USE THIS VERSION FOR ORDERING. 
 
1.   THE EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION AND RESOURCES BRANCH 
 
(ECA/A/S/A) IS PLEASED TO OFFER AN UPDATED AND REVAMPED 
EDITION OF THE "IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES" 
(IWYTS) BOOKLET SERIES.  BOOKLET ONE, A PROMOTIONAL FLYER, 
AND POSTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR ORDERING.  SEE ORDERING 
INFORMATION IN PARA 8.   DEADLINE FOR ORDERS IS DECEMBER 
29, 2000. 
 
2.   BACKGROUND:  ECA/A/S/A HAS BEEN WORKING FOR OVER TWO 
YEARS TO EDIT THE VENERABLE 1991  "IF YOU WANT TO STUDY" 
BOOKLET SERIES.  WE HAVE EXPANDED THE SERIES BOTH TO SERVE 
AS A RESOURCE FOR OVERSEAS EDUCATIONAL ADVISING INFORMATION 
AND TO MARKET AND PROMOTE U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION AS WELL AS 
OVERSEAS EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CENTERS.  ILLUSTRATIONS 
FOR THE BOOKLET COVERS, PROMOTIONAL FLYER, AND POSTERS FOR 
THE SERIES WERE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH FUNDING SUPPORT FRM 
THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER. 
 
3.  RPC MANILA IS ACCEPTING ORDERS FOR THE FIRST BOOKLET IN 
THE SERIES, "IF YOU WANT TO STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES: 
UNDERGRADUATE STUDY IN ENGLISH."  THIS BOOKLET COVERS 
BACHELOR#S AND ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS, PLUS TECHNICAL 
AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES. BOOKLET ONE IS 120 
PAGES, 5.25 X 8.25 INCHES; IT HAS A FOUR COLOR, ILLUSTRATED 
COVER AND TWO-COLOR PRINTING INSIDE, WITH SPOT 
ILLUSTRATIONS. 
 
4.  ECA/A/S/A HOPES TO ROLL OUT THE REMAINING THREE 
BOOKLETS IN THE COMING MONTHS: 
 
"BOOKLET 2: GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDY AND RESEARCH" 
ON MASTER#S, DOCTORAL DEGREES AND POSTDOCTORAL PROGRAMS, 
PLUS CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING PROCEDURES FOR 
PROFESSIONALS); 
 
"BOOKLET 3: SHORT-TERM STUDY, ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, 
DISTANCEEDUCATION, AND ACCREDITATION" ON STUDY 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR UP TO ONE YEAR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDY, 
PLUS AN OVERVIEW OF DISTANCE EDUCATION, AND DETAILED 
INFORMATION ON THE U.S. SYSTEM OF ACCREDITATION; AND 
 
"BOOKLET 4: GETTING READY TO GO: PRACTICAL INFORMATION FOR 
LIVING AND STUDYING IN THE UNITED STATES".  THIS BOOKLET, 
WITH INFORMATION ON VISAS, MOVING TO THE USA, AND WHAT TO 
EXPECT ON U.S. CAMPUSES, WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY ON THE WEB. 
 
5.  THE BOOKLET SERIES OFFERS EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND, PRACTICAL 
ADVICE TO PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN AN 
ATTRACTIVE LAYOUT. COVER DESIGNS CORRESPOND WITH A POSTER 
OF THE SAME TITLE. THE CONTENT OF EACH BOOKLET INCLUDES AN 
INTRODUCTION TO THE "IYWTS" SERIES, THE EDUCATIONAL 
INFORMATION CENTER NETWORK, A MAP OF THE U.S., A TABLE OF 
CONTENTS, QUOTES FROM INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, "TIME FOR A 
RECAP"  AND "USEFUL WEB SITES" SUMMARIES AT THE END OF EACH 
CHAPTER, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, GLOSSARY, AND INDEX. TRANSLATIONS 
INTO SPANISH, ARABIC, RUSSIAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, AND 
FRENCH ARE BEING CONSIDERED FOR THE FUTURE. ORDERING 
INFORMATION FOR LANGUAGE VERSIONS OF EACH BOOKLET WILL BE 
SENT OUT AT THE TIME THE VERSION IS PRINTED. 
 
6.   BOOKLET 1 WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON FOR DOWLOADING FROM 
THE WORLD WIDE WEB 
AT:HTTP://EXCHANGES.STATE.GOV/EDUCATION/EDUCA TIONUSA/ 
IN THE FUTURE, ALL FOUR BOOKLETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT 
THIS WEB SITE.  THE SERIES IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE 
SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING STUDY IN THE UNITED STATES AND NEED 
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON THE PROCESS. 
 
7.   IN ADDITION, ECA/A/S/A IS DEVELOPING ADDITIONAL WAYS 
TO PROMOTE U.S. HIGHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, TO BE 
USED INDIVIDUALLY OR IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER PARTS OF THE 
SERIES.  THESE INCLUDE: 
 
A.   NEW EDUCATIONUSA LOGO:  WE ARE USING THIS "BRAND" TO 
IDENTIFY ALL ECA/A/S/A RESOURCES AND THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
STATE-AFFILIATED EDUCATIONAL ADVISING NETWORK.  THE LOGO 
IDENTIFIES U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE-AFFILIATED OVERSEAS 
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CENTERS AND ADVISING STAFF.  WE 
HAVE ALSO PLACED THE LOGO ON A LAPEL PIN, WHICH ECA/A/S/A 
IS PROVIDING SEPARATELY TO ADVISERS. 
 
B.   PROMOTIONAL FLYERS (5.25 INCHES X 8.25 INCHES) 
EYE-CATCHING, COLORFUL, MARKETING FLYERS ENTITLED - "STUDY 
IN THE USA: YOUR GATEWAY TO THE 21ST CENTURY".   FLYERS 
PROMOTE U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION#S "QUALITY, CHOICE, VALUE, 
AND EDUCATION BEYOND THE CLASSROOM".   THEY INCLUDE BRIEF 
DESCRIPTIONS OF THE "IYWTS" SERIES AND SPACE FOR ADVISING 
CENTERS TO INSERT CONTACT INFORMATION.   FLYERS MAY NOW BE 
ORDERED IN BULK QUANTITIES FOR MASS DISTRIBUTION AT 
EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CENTERS AND ADVISING OUTREACH 
ACTIVITIES. 
 
C.   A SERIES OF 4 PROMOTIONAL POSTERS (17 INCHES X 22 
INCHES EACH):  "UNDERGRADUATE", "GRADUATE", "SHORT-TERM 
STUDY" POSTERS, PLUS ONE GENERIC POSTER WITH NO TITLE. 
POSTERS CAN BE USED INDIVIDUALLY OR SIDE BY SIDE, DEPENDING 
ON THE TARGET AUDIENCE.  EACH INCLUDES THE "IYWTS"  TITLE, 
THE EDUCATIONUSA LOGO, AND SPACE FOR CENTERS TO INSERT 
THEIR LOCAL CONTACT INFORMATION. POSTS WISHING TO HAVE 
LOCAL CONTACT INFORMATION PRINTED ON POSTERS BY MANILA 
SHOULD SUBMIT EXACT WORDING AT THE TIME OF ORDER.  THE 
 
UNDERGRADUATE AND GENERIC POSTERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 
ORDERING; OTHERS TO FOLLOW. 
 
8. DISTRIBUTION, COSTS, AND ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS:  POSTS 
SHOULD CONSULT WITH EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION AND ADVISING 
CENTERS TO DETERMINE QUANTITY OF BOOKLET ONE, FLYERS, AND 
UNDERGRADUATE AND GENERIC POSTERS TO ORDER.   CA/A/S/A 
ENCOURAGES EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CENTERS TO ORDER 
SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF THE NEW PROMOTIONAL FLYER FOR 
DISTRIBUTION AND MAIL-OUT TO ALL CENTER CONTACTS AND AT ALL 
OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS.  POSTERS SHOULD BE ORDERED FOR 
DISPLAY IN AS MANY VENUES AS POSSIBLE.  BOOKLET 1 COSTS ONE 
DOLLAR EACH; POSTERS ARE 88 CENTS EACH;AND FLYERS ARE 
FIFTEEN CENTS EACH. 
 
POSTS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT FISCAL DATA TO COVER COST OF 
THE ORDER PLUS 20 PERCENT FOR FPO/SURFACE SHIPPING AND 
HANDLING.  IF FASTER DELIVERY IS NEEDED, PLEASE ADVISE AND 
RPC MANILA WILL ESTIMATE COST.  PLEASE SUBMIT FISCAL DATA 
IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT: 
 
APPROPRIATION: 
ALLOTMENT: 
OBLIGATION NUMBER: 
ORGANIZATION: 
FUNCTION: 
OBJECT CODE: 
 
PLEASE COORDINATE WITH FMC TO ENSURE THAT PROVIDED FISCAL 
DATA IS OBLIGATED IN THE DEPARTMENT ACCOUNT SYSTEM AND CAN 
BE RECOGNIZED BY THE FINANCIAL SERVICE CENTER (FSC) 
BANGKOK.  CLEAR FISCAL DATA CABLE WITH POST B & F OFFICE 
AND INCLUDE THE STATEMENT "POST B & F OFFICER (NAME) 
CERTIFIES FUNDS AVAILABILITY." 
 
SEND CABLE WITH ORDERS AND FISCAL DATA TO RPO MANILA WITH 
COPY TO ECA/A/S/ :APRINCE. 
THE DEADLINE FOR ORDERING FROM THE FIRST PRINTING IS 
DECEMBER 29, 2000.  THE "IYWTS" BOOKLETS ARE STOCK 
PUBLICATIONS AND WILL BE OFFERED IN THE SPRING AND FALL 
 
BASIC PAMPHLET SOLICITATIONS.  {ECA/A/S/A} 
TALBOTT 

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