The Brazilian Community Center of San Francisco (BCCSF) is honored to announce the First Academic Conference and University Fair for the Brazilian community . The conference will provide an opportunity for Brazilian students - both national and international alike - to meet representatives from a number of Universities and Colleges to understand the admission process and bridge the cultural divide that can come in the way of students from fully participating in the US higher education system.
If you aspire to continue your higher education in the U.S but have many questions regarding the american education system and how the admission process , this conference is for you! Learn the insights from the experts, hear the histories from fellow Brazilians grad and undergrad students and learn how they did it.
I Academic Conference and University Fair:
A Guide for Admission to U.S. Schools
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Location: Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco
8AM-9AM - REGISTRATION
9AM - INTRODUCTION
915AM - GETTING INTO THE COLLEGE OF YOUR DREAMS
Moderator: Cecília Santos - Associate Professor at USF and Researcher for Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal
- David Montesano - Founder of College Match and author of Brand U: 4 Steps to Get Into the College of Your Dreams
- Cecilia Chan - Admission Coordinator of the International Education Program of San Francisco City College
- Kimberly Koenigsberger- Manager of International Student Recruitment for California State University, Fullerton
- Ebony Lewis- Associate Director of Admissions for University of California, Santa Cruz
1030AM TRANSFER AND RECOGNITION OF CURRICULUM
1100AM FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
12:00PM LUNCH INTERVAL
- Speaker: David Beck - Financial Planner specialized in college planning and creator of the CollegeMoneyCourse.com
1:00PM ROUNDTABLE WITH GRAD & UNDERGRAD BRAZILIAN STUDENTS
Moderator: Luciana Lage - Founder of Street Smart Brazil and former Portuguese teacher at UC Berkeley
- Amit Garg- Stanford M.S & Harvard MBA
- Betânia Bezerra - University of San Francisco B.A.
- Carolina Rehill- University of San Francisco M.A.
- Mônica Pereira- San Francisco State B.S. & University of San Francisco M.S.
2:30PM-5:00PM UNIVERSITY FAIR - FEATURING :
- California College of Arts
- California Institute of Integral Arts
- California State University, Fullerton
- Dominican University
- Golden Gate University
- Marin Community College
- National Hispanic University
- Santa Clara University
- San Francisco City College
- San Francisco State University
- Skyline College
- University of California, Santa Cruz
- University of San Francisco
Special Guest Singer & Guitarist Chico Coelho