UCLA undergraduate admissions officers' recruitment tour in Asia will include stops in Singapore, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo.
By Claudia Luther for the UCLA Newsroom
UCLA undergraduate admissions officers will be in Hong Kong Oct. 18 and 19 as part of a student recruitment tour in Asia, which will include subsequent stops in Singapore, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo.
Representatives will hold information sessions on both days at Hong Kong's Cosmopolitan Hotel, at 387-397 Queen's Road East. The sessions, which will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will help explain the UCLA admissions process to prospective students and their parents.
Among the UCLA representatives who will be available at these sessions are UCLA Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools director Vu Tran and associate director Kathleen O'Kane. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of David Unruh, assistant provost for academic program development, and Gideon Malone, associate director of international student programs.
Tran and O'Kane were in Asia earlier this year for similar information sessions in Shanghai as part of a university-wide effort to strengthen UCLA's ties in Asia.
"Our long-term goal is to develop more opportunities for all of our students to interact with each other in our increasingly global world," Tran said.
Students come from all over the world to attend UCLA. Each year, applicants from more than 50 countries are admitted, and many UCLA students who now live in the United States were born in other countries. With more than 100 majors, UCLA's areas of study are as diverse as its student population.
Both sessions in Hong Kong are free but require reservations. For reservations and additional information, please visit www.admissions.ucla.edu/asiatour.
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