Good morning/ good evening ETA readers!
I know it has been a bit since I have updated my blog and my apologies for that! To give you an upate, I am currently in Shanghai on the way to our first visit at Shanghai American School in Puxi. I have already traveled to Seoul and Beijing, and we are heading out to Singapore tomorrow. To give a bit more insight into my travels, it is helpful to know that I am traveling with 30 other colleges and universities as part of the Council of International Schools (http://www.cois.org). One of the interesting parts of our travels is that we often do presentations on the American higher education system – which means that I have already presented on topics such as “The Application Essay” and “How Colleges Evaluate Applications”. I will post helpful tips on these subjects (and more) in coming days.
If you are interested, I would encourage you to check out my Twitter updates (to the right of this blog post) to see what I have been upto. You can check out some photos as well – including photos from our (brief) trip to the Great Wall of China!
More posts to come – off to a college fair in Shanghai!
Happy Tuesday ETA readers:
The 2009 travel season has begun! Like many of my colleagues in the Admissions office at Elon University, I have begun my travels for the year. My first trip (like last year), is a 3-week long trip to various Asian countries through the Council of International Schools. I left my home bright and early this morning at 4:00 a.m. for my 6:00 a.m. flight to Washington-Dulles airport where I would then hop on a flight to San Francisco. I arrived safely and I am very much looking forward to tomorrow when I meet up with other university admissions representatives. Tomorrow is the day that we as a group will be flying to our first stop: Seoul, South Korea.
To give a better perspective of my travels, here is a list of cities that I will be visiting this month:
- Seoul, South Korea
- Beijing, China
- Shanghai, China
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Hong Kong
- Shenzhen, China
Be sure to check back frequently for more updates as well as take a look at my Twitter posts (CherylAtElonU – they appear in the right hand column of my blog!) . You can also email (firstname.lastname@example.org) me as well – it’s amazing how many emails a person can do when they are waiting for their next flight!
And finally, a quick shout-out to my colleagues who are likewise traveling around the U.S. – be safe and I will see you in October!