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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Save the date!

Foreign Service Youth Foundation presents college info

Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2013
Time:  9 am - 10 am (eastern standard time)

Can't attend the live event?  E-mail your questions in advance to fsyf@fsyf.org and we will ask the question for you!  FSYF Members will be able to view the archived webinar - we'll have a link to it on our website.  

FSYF Members:  $10.00                                          
Non-Members:  $20.00

To check on your membership status, contact:  fsyf@fsyf.org
To join, click here:  Join FSYF
To register for the Webinar:  Register

Topics Will Include:  
  • Applying from Overseas:  are you an International student?
  • Your Essay:  what should you write about?
  • State Residency :  what you need to know.
  • Third Culture Kids (TCKs): what's unique about this population?
  • College Selectivity:  the truth behind this year's trend in college admissions
  • SATs and ACTs:  What role does testing really play?
  • Financial Aid:  How it really works.
  • Real Cost of College:  How to calculate.
  • Social Media and College Admissions:  What Students Need to Know.
  • College Visits & Interviews:  How to manage them from Overseas.

About the Presenter

Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed.
Rebecca (Becky) Grappo, M.Ed., has assisted scores of expat and Foreign Service students with the college application process.  She helps them think through important elements such as high school preparation, college selectivity, personal fit, possible majors, and affordability. 

Becky regularly works in international schools, writes about the topic of college applications for TCKs, has visited hundreds of colleges throughout the U.S. and is often asked to advise international school guidance counselors. 

Becky developed and teaches the UC Irvine extension course for consultants on "American College Counseling for the International Student", and completed her certificate in college counseling from UCLA. She is an active participant in the Overseas Association of College Admissions Counselors (OACAC) and The Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) to keep current in developments in the college admissions world, especially as they pertain to kids overseas. 

Many families in the Foreign Service know Becky as a 26-year veteran of Foreign Service life, having raised her own three children in the FS as well as having worked on education issues in the State Department.

You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rnginternational.com

About the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) 

Established in 1989, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF) is the only nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to the support of children of employees of the US Foreign Affairs Agencies.

We strive to help Foreign Service Youth embrace the adventure:  encouraging resilience, fostering camaraderie, and celebrating achievements.  We support Foreign Service youth, throughout their global upbringing and beyond. 

For more information go to:  www.fsyf.org

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