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US College Tour

30 March – 7 April 2013

Are you interested in visiting universities in the US?
The NIST Secondary Counselors are organizing University Tours for students in years 11 and 12. In 2013 there will be two tours; one to the UK during the February Break, and one to the US March 30 – April 7.

In the US, you will visit 13 universities in 6 days. There will be opportunities to explore the neighborhoods surrounding the universities, shop in malls and outdoor markets; attend cultural and athletic events, and much more. The tour will give you a sense of what higher education in the US has to offer. The experiences you receive during this week will help you define your university list, and make the transition to university easier. We will arrive in Boston on the 30th of March, and come back to Bangkok on the 7th of April. Please find an overview of the tour on the next pages.

Deadline for registration and deposit (72000 baht) is November 15th Final payment is due on January 21st.
TOTAL COST: College Tour 54.000 Baht + Airfare 64.000 baht

US College Tour
30 March – 7 April 2013
Explore - learn - and find your best fit! US College Tour Description:
This seven day / six night excursion will introduce you to several colleges and universities. You will have the chance to experience first-hand what college life is all about, and have an exciting and educational time with your friends and counselors. There will be student led campus tours, meetings with admission officers, campus meals, activities, and plenty of sightseeing. Lodging will occur in hotels located near the universities and is based on double occupancy. Activities on previous tours have included exploring the areas surrounding the schools, attending special events, and shopping in malls and markets. Throughout the trip, participants receive helpful information, materials, and tips on how to make the most of the campus visits.

What previous students have said about the tour:
"The tour gave me the basic understanding of college admissions. At first, I knew nothing about the admissions, facilities, people, etc. But now I understand it very well." - Lam Wing Sze, California International School, Hong Kong "It saved my parents a lot of money, and helps in choosing the schools where I will apply." - James Park, International School, Santiago, Chile "The trip was extremely well-organized but never rushed. I enjoyed each day and can now distinguish what I like in colleges and what I do not like. My college choices are much clearer and exciting." - Stuart Richards, Charlotte Country Day School, NC "A great idea for any college bound person, because it will either give them an idea of the college they want or help them eliminate a certain type of college." - Mary Beth Lowe, S.C. Governor's School of Science & Math "Without this experience, I wouldn't have a clue as to what kind of college I would like to attend." - Jason Fill, The American School in London, England "I was impressed with the organization of the tour. I realize now that a visit to prospective schools is an invaluable experience." - Yana Chung, Chinese International School, Hong Kong "The tour was fun as I got to meet interesting people and see places I'd never seen before. More importantly, I got a chance to see and define the qualities I'm looking for in a university." - David Ratner, College du Luman, Switzerland

Contact Mr. Kim for more information:
Mr. Joachim Ekstrom (Mr. Kim) Room 4203 Phone Extension: 353

US College Tour 2013
March 30 – April 7
Saturday, March 30 Arrive at Boston Logan International Airport Overnight lodging in Boston Sunday, March 31 Discover historic Boston / Harvard University Overnight in Boston Monday, April 1 Northeastern University MIT / Boston University Overnight in Providence
Lunch-Hour Workshops

Tuesday, April 2 Brown University Yale University Overnight in New York Wednesday, April 3 New York University / Parsons School of Design Columbia University Overnight in Baltimore Thursday, April 4 Johns Hopkins University American University Overnight in Washington DC Friday, April 5 Georgetown University George Washington University Tour ends at Washington, DC airport

Costs and Deadlines
TOTAL COST: College Tour 54.000 Baht + Airfare 64.000 baht = 118.000 Baht
An additional cost will be added for Travel and Health Insurance. Please note that students will be responsible for their visa application.
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International Flights Ground Transportation Accommodation Meals Campus Tours Meetings with Admission Representatives Cultural Activities/Events Sightseeing

FLIGHT DETAILS: American Airlines Mar 30 Mar 30 Mar 30 Apr 05 Apr 06 Apr 07 CX2700 Bangkok Hong Kong CX 884 Hong Kong Los Angeles CX7588 Los Angeles Boston CX7581 Washington Los Angeles CX 881 Los Angeles Hong Kong CX 713 Hong Kong Bangkok 0825 1305 1250 1830 0130 0855 1210 1040 2115 2120 0715+1 (arrival 07Apr) 1035

Deadline for registration and deposit (72.000 baht): November 15th.

(The deposit will be refunded if not enough students register)

Final payment is due on January 21st. Please request registration form and directions on payment procedures by email:
If you have any questions about the tour, please contact Mr. Kim by email: or by phone: 02-651-2065 Ext. 353. We look forward to your participation!

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