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Published Friday 10th of May 2013 10:04:59 AM

Over 500 local students are registered to attend the inaugural North American College & University Fair, the only one of its kind being held in Surrey this year.

ACS Cobham International School will host 15 North American representatives from higher education institutions on May 16.

Highly selective institutions, such as Kenyon College, Hamilton College and Reed College, will be on hand to talk to students about studying in the US and Canada as well as the benefits of a liberal arts education.

Students will have the opportunity to meet relevant tutors to develop a deeper understanding of how applications are evaluated as well as what residential and extracurricular opportunities are on offer.

This fair is the first of its kind to be held in Surrey. It is part of an inaugural tour that take these 15 institutions to Institut Le Rosey and Zurich International School in Switzerland, to International School of Brussels, and finally to ACS Cobham International School.

Joan Liu, College Counsellor at ACS Cobham, commented:

'This fair is a rare opportunity for local students to learn about their higher education options in North America and to understand what qualifications enable them to apply to study in the US and Canada. As a school known for its expertise in North American admissions, we encourage students in the local area to come and learn more.

She added:

'This is also a great opportunity for students, parents and teachers to attend information sessions on the difference between the US and UK personal statement, financial aid and bursaries, recruited student-athletes, and admissions tests.'

Esme Trahair, part of ACS Cobham's student College Ambassador team, which has been instrumental in co-organising the college fair tour, added:

'Working out what the next step will be in a student's education is exciting, whether it is a liberal arts college or a university. I'm really looking forward to learning about all the different North American institutions featured at the College Fair.'

To register for the Universities & College European Fair Tour visit the website:

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