UNT recently welcomed educational advisers from six countries as part of a U.S. State Department sponsored program that aims to teach the advisers about the U.S. educational system while allowing them to visit several universities.
"UNT is one of four educational institutions in the United States to host these advisers this semester," says Dotty Horton, director of UNT's International Advising Office. "They are here to learn about the education system in the U.S., and this is an excellent opportunity to show them the opportunities UNT has to offer international students."
The advisers represent China, Thailand, India, Argentina, Moldova and Switzerland.
UNT has more than 2,100 students from 110 countries currently enrolled. It is advisers (like those who are visiting) who provide information on studying in the U.S. to prospective students. The advisers will do everything from helping the students select a college to advising them on how to apply for a student visa, Horton says.
The six advisers are part of the U.S. Based Training Program for Overseas Educational Advisers. It provides professional development opportunities for educational advisers working at a variety of educational centers, commissions, governmental ministries and U.S. embassies around the world. The USBT program is administered by the College Board.