We acknowledge that there are students outside the Klang Valley who are interested in studying in the US. Instead of coming to us, we now bring you the Penang counterpart of the half-day workshop. It is an overview of the US education system, ranging from the introduction of what Liberal Arts Colleges are to how the education in US differs from that of other countries, such as Malaysia, UK, Australia, Singapore, etc. Get to know the life in different parts of the US and various types of school from a diverse group of facilitators.

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. However, we do welcome walk-ins!

Date: 29th June 2013

Time: 2pm – 6pm (Registration begins at 1pm)

Venue: DISTED College, Penang (Venue Sponsor)

Fee: Free

Eligibility: Students, parents, teachers and school counselors

Guest Speaker:
Kevin Sim- Resident Counselor @ Raffles Junior College, Singapore

Schedule (times to be posted soon):

  1. Check-in and Walk-in Registration
  2. Introduction for USAPPS
  3. Introduction to US Education
  4. Different types of schools
  5. Pathways to the US
  6. Break!
  7. Application Details
  8. Student life
  9. Financial Aid
  10. Guest speaker session
  11. Open Floor/Q&A


  • Teng Chan Leong (Carnegie Mellon University ’14)
  • Carmen Khoo (Carnegie Mellon University ’16)
  • Loh Jo-Anne (Columbia University ’16)
  • Tan May Lyn (University of Michigan Ann Arbor ’14)
  • Khuan Shern Lyn (Drake University ’17)
  • Bee Chern Wei (Cornell University ’16)
  • Jonathan Chia (University of Alberta ’15)
  • Amelia Yeoh (Smith College ’17)
  • Dylan Ler (University of California Los Angeles ’16)
  • Koh Su Ann (University of Massachusetts Amherst ’16)
  • Ian Quah (Carnegie Mellon University ’17)
  • Alicia Low (Carnegie Mellon University ’13)
  • Nik Zulhariz (Carnegie Mellon University ’14)

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