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Friday, 01 May 2015

Selective high schools meet leading US academic

BOSTES hosted a meeting of selective high school principals and careers advisors with leading US academic Dr Fanta Aw, who is in Sydney to talk about US higher education and the range and diversity of options available to students.

Bringing together Dr Aw and selective high school principals and careers advisers is part of an ongoing program by BOSTES to promote our talented HSC students.

BOSTES President, Tom Alegounarias, Dr Fanta Aw, President and Chair, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Dr Jeanne Bathgate, Principal, Baulkham Hills High School.

Dr Aw is President and Chair of the Board of Directors of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the largest membership association of international educators with close to 10,000 members. Originally from Mali, West Africa Dr Aw completed her undergraduate, masters and PhD studies at American University in Washington, DC where she is a professor in the School of International Service.

Tom Alegounarias, BOSTES President, said that with over 4000 colleges and universities, the US offers high achieving HSC students a broad range of choices and opportunities.

“The HSC is an international credential, and for school students who are thinking about overseas universities, including studenrs who are keen on sports scholarships, the education you have received is highly regarded."

Commenting on behalf of the selective high schools, Principal of Baulkham Hills High School, Dr Jeanne Bathgate said “The HSC is designed to allow students to perform at their best – and for some students their best attracts the interest of leading universities around the world."

“We believe our students can compete internationally – and if their dream is to study overseas, we are always keen to see how we can support turning such dreams into reality."

For more informtaion, contact:
Michael Charlton
Media Director
(02) 9367 8248