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Friday, 15 May 2015

University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University meet BOSTES President

Two more leading US universities visited NSW in May to recruit students. The trip by representative of the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins follows a tour by six other US universities in February.

In addition to information sessions for students, parents and school career advisers, they took the opportunity to meet with BOSTES to discuss the HSC.

BOSTES President Tom Alegounarias said we have a quality education system and an internationally regarded end of school credential, the NSW HSC.

“This is why overseas universities, especially those wishing to attract the best students globally, are sending senior representatives to NSW to meet with our senior secondary students, their parents and school careers advisers."

BOSTES President Tom Alegounarias meeting with Colleen Belak from the University of Chicago and Kylie Wright from Johns Hopkins University.

Colleen Belak from the University of Chicago said “As an intellectual destination that draws scholars from around the world, we are looking for students who will flourish in our liberal arts environment. UChicago’s distinctive Core curriculum nurtures an interdisciplinary approach to education – one that many NSW HSC students are well-prepared for upon graduation.”

Kylie Wright from Johns Hopkins University said “Baltimore based, internationally focussed, Johns Hopkins University looks globally for high achieving school leaders when we recruit for our undergraduate degrees.

“This is why I am in Sydney talking to high achieving students.

“You have a challenging and structured school curriculum, and an end of school assessment and exam system that allows students to excel. And it is this academic success that we wish to attract to Johns Hopkins." she said.

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