VietAbroader Conference 2010

Agenda

Ho Chi Minh City
Hanoi

 

July 16, 2010

 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Morning session

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Opening Ceremony
8:40 - 9:00 a.m. Sponsor's Speeches
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Overview of US Visa Application
9:15 - 9:35 a.m. Panel Discussion - Student Life

9:35 - 9:40 a.m. Recess Participants Move into 2 Separate Rooms

Room I
10:10 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel: Brain Storming and Finetuning Your Application

Firguring out your strengths and weaknesses. Finetuning your application so that your ECs, grades, etc. are focused and tell a coherent story

10:30 -  11:15 a.m. Presentation: Analysis of Admissions Essay
11:15 -  11:30 a.m. Presentation: Interview
11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Q&A
Room II
9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Panel: Overview of U.S. Education and School Selection

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Panel: The Application Process

Timeline, deadlines, standardized tests, recommendation letters, and extra curricular activities

10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Panel: Essays
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Presentation: Financial Aid
11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Sponsor Schools' Quizzes
12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break

Afternoon session

Main hall
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. College Fair
Community College room: 2 hours each session, repeated twice
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Cascadia Community College Interview
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Presentation: Overview of the CC system
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Panel: A CC student's life
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Panel: School Selection and Scholarships
3:00 - 3:10 p.m. Panel: Course Selection and Transferability
3:10 - 3:20 p.m. Presentation: Visa application
3:20 - 3:40 p.m. Panel: CC: A Good Alternative or Not
3:40 - 4:00 p.m. Q&A
Information Session Room
Information Sessions for Drexel University and Ohio University
Interview Sites
Admission Interviews for Drexel University and Ohio University

 

 

July 17, 2010

Ha Noi, Vietnam
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Welcome Note
Duc-Minh Trinh & Tra-My Dang
Co-Chairs, VietAbroader Conference 2010 Ha Noi

H.E. Ambassador Michael Michalak
U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. VietAbroader - Five Years of Passing of the Torch

Khoa Pham, Trang Nguyen, Viet Huynh
Co-founders, Board of Directors
8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Plenary Discussion on "VietAbroader in the Context of  U.S. and Viet Nam Relations in the Past 15 Years"

Mark Ashwill
Managing Director, Capstone Vietnam Vietnam
VietAbroader's Advisor

Henry Nguyen
Managing General Partner, IDGVV
VietAbroader's Advisor
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Information Sessions

Main Hall Room 1
Standardized Test
Room 2
Activities & Essay
Room 3
Financial Aid
Room 4
9:30 - 9:40 a.m. Introduction: An U.S Education
9:40 - 10:10 a.m. ABC of Application Process Session 1
Session 1 Session 1
Applications Tips
10:10 - 10:15 a.m.
Break
10:15 - 10:50 am
After College Session 2
Session 2 Session 2
High School
10:50 - 10:55 am
Break
10:55 - 11:25 am
Parents Session + Q&A
Session 3
Session 3
Session 3
Community College & Transfer
11:25 - 11:45 am
Break
11:45 - 12:30 p.m. Talk Show: Studying and Living in the U.S.
12:30 - 12:40 p.m. Closing Ceremony
Charity Project Sign-up
12:40 - 2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Mentors - Mentees Meeting
2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Education Fair
Drexel University Informational and Interview Session
Cascadia Community College Interview Session

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