Klang Valley Half-Day Workshop

Covers: What is US Education, How is it different from UK/Aus/Malaysia/Singapore education, What is Liberal Arts Education, Life Studying in US, and basic applications steps

Date: 25th July 2010

Time: 2PM – 6PM (Registration at 1PM – 1:50PM)

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Taylor’s University College Lakeside Campus (Venue Sponsor)

Jalan PJS 7/13 Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

View Larger Map (Note that we are using the Lakeside Campus, not the Subang Jaya Campus in SS15, Subang Jaya also shown in the map)

Cost: FREE!


Amelia Foong ’14

Amelia Lee (Bryn Mawr College ’13)

Anand Pillai (Northwestern ’04)

Andrew Wong (Bates ’12)

Chen Chow (Cornell ’05)

Ching Yee (Berkeley ’14)

Coyin (MIT ’14)

Daniel Khaw (UPenn ’14)

Daniel Oon (Dartmouth ’14)

Dinesh Rathakrishnan (Macalester ’14)

Dr. Ewe Hong Tat (MIT ’92)

Duo-Ren (UMich ’14)

Elysia Lim (University of Pennsylvania ’14)

Eng Han (Dartmouth ’10)

Eugene Tan (Colorado College ’14)

Evelyn (Scripps ’13)

Gabrielle Yong Wei (Wellesley ’13)

Heong Weng (Indiana Uni, Bloomington ’12)

Iswari Nallisamy (Cornell ’14)

Jason Leong (UPenn ’14)

Jin Tik (Stanford ’12)

John Lee (Dartmouth ’11)

Joshua Yee (Carnegie Mellon ’14)

Kay Hwa (NYU ’14)

Khye Theng (UPenn ’13)

Lei Wah (Mount Holyoke ’11)

Mi Shan (Bates ’11)

Nigel Ng (Northwestern ’14)

Noel Wan (Columbia ’14)

Pauline Low (Michigan ’14)

Philip Loh (Olin ’13)

Shu Wen (Colby-Sawyer ’13)

Sin Seanne (Mount Holyoke ’14)

Su Ann (Columbia ’12)

Suet Li (Mount Holyoke ’11)

Tanuja Rajan

Vin Nie (Stanford ’13)

Wun Min (MIT ’11)

Yee Hoong (Northwestern ’10)

Yoke Peng (Northwestern ’12)

* Food, drink and stationery are not provided. Please bring your own.

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39 Responses to Klang Valley Half-Day Workshop

  1. Lim Cheow Ching says:

    Hi. There’re two workshops will be held in klang valley, one is free of charge, while the other which is going to last for two days with rm 2o charge, just wonder what is the difference between these workshops? thanks

    • chenchow says:

      Cheow Ching, for the half-day one, it is targeted at those who are not sure about whether want to go studying in US. So, it covers why study in US and other topics listed there.

      Whereas for the 2-day workshop, it would be focused in-depth on the actual applications processes.

  2. PK says:

    Will there be any discussions on graduate admission?

    • chenchow says:

      PK, we would be focusing on undergraduate admission.

      There are some components which would be similar, but the focus would be on undergraduate admission.

      Which session that you are interested to know?

      For the half-day workshop, we are talking about general US Education, life in US etc, so this would be relevant for graduate studies as well.

      But for the 2-day workshop on 7th and 8th August, it would be focusing purely on undergraduate admission.


  3. little guy says:

    Btw, is there any transportation means provided?
    such as bus shuttle, by lrt station or …

  4. lyisa says:

    Hi~! Thank you so much for organizing this workshop.

    I will like to attend both the workshop in Klang Valley. But for the US Applications:
    Klang Valley ( 2 days), what will be covered in the workshop? Maybe a brief introduction? Is there a limit to number of participants?

    Thank you.

    • chenchow says:

      Hi Lyisa,

      For the 2-day workshop, we would be covering details on applications, from application essays, CVs/Resumes, teachers’ evaluations, common applications, early decision vs regular decision, interview, basic of SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests, as well as intro to US education, liberal arts studies, financial aids etc.

      The 2-day workshop is for those who are quite sure wanting to further studies to US, and look for detailed guidance to get into dream universities, whereas the half-day one is for those who are still unsure about studying in US, and want to know more.

      We have a limit of 300 participants.


  5. Jasmin Tramarajh says:

    Greetings. 🙂

    I would just like to know, will there be talks about scholarships as well during the workshop?
    And is the admission to the colleges in the United states opened for pre-university courses as well?

    Thank you in advance..:)

    • chenchow says:

      Hi Jasmin,

      We would be covering about need blind scholarship, where for some of the top US universities, once you get admitted and your family income is below a certain threshold, you would be getting full financial aid.

      Yes. Those of you who are doing preparatory program like A Level, International Baccalaureate, American Degree Foundation Program, STPM etc would be able to benefit from this workshop as well.


  6. Brenda says:

    Im not an undergraduate. But i would like to sit for the 2 day workshop. not possible??

    • caramel.nut says:

      This seminar is in fact designed for secondary and pre-u students, not undergraduates. So yup, do sign up! 🙂

  7. moe says:

    i’m currently sitting for SPM this year. would this workshop be kinda necessary for me? i’m quite interested though.

    • chenchow says:

      moe, if you dream and aspiration is to study in top US universities, you are definitely encouraged to attend the workshop. It would not help you for your SPM, but it would help you to start preparation towards getting into top US universities.

  8. atiqah says:

    what about those who are interested to pursue studies for graduate program? is there any relevant information will be provided on that day?

    • chenchow says:

      Yes, we will share on grad school applications too on this half day workshop.

      We won’t be covering grad school applications for the 2-day workshop on 7th and 8th August.

  9. Leong Zi Wei says:

    Hi, I would like to reserve a place for my parents and myself, 3 persons in total. Thank you.

    Keep up the good work chenchow! 🙂

  10. Chan Foo Lian says:

    Hi! Just have a query, wound i get any further notification of confirmation on this workshop after i have completed the sign-up form and submitted it?

  11. Chan Foo Lian says:

    and, how do i know if i have been guaranteed or secured a place?

  12. Chan Foo Lian says:

    *sorry, just to add a “tick” at getting notification via email*
    Hi! Just have a query, wound i get any further notification of confirmation on this workshop after i have completed the sign-up form and submitted it? and, how do i know if i have been guaranteed or secured a place?

    • chenchow says:

      We would email you to confirm within 1-2 days of you signing up on our form. Saw your name in both half day workshop sign up and also 2-day workshop sign up.


  13. Violacea Levi says:


    I just submitted my registration. But I made a slight mistake about the ‘ticks’ section. So, can I submit another application?

    Would it mess up your system if I do so?

  14. onion says:

    Hi, I’ve submitted my form on Friday but I still haven’t get my confirmation mail. So, should I submit another form?

  15. Irene says:

    Hi. I would like to ask is there any place left for this workshop?

  16. Hema says:

    I’m interested in the 2-day programme. If i plan to come with my parents, would they have to pay the RM 20 as well?

    • Ashley says:

      Hi Hema, thanks for your interest in the 2-day workshop. Unfortunately we strictly do not allow parents to attend the 2-day workshop. We would love to see you there though! 🙂


      • Hema says:

        i c…what about the half-day workshop? parents not allowed too? and do i need to register for it?

      • Ashley says:

        Hi Hema, parents are welcome for the half-day workshop! Do ask your parents to coming along if they too are interested in knowing more about the U.S. education options. 🙂

        Yes, do sign up on your website. The link is on the right. >>>


  17. Haziq Azizi says:

    Oh no! Registration is closed! I had no idea we had to register online! I’m so sorry but do you really think we’ll be just allowed to walk in? Dang, me and my friend really really wanted to go for this? Are there absolutely no more spaces for registration left? If we go really early, do I have a better chance of entering? I don’t want to go for the 2 day workshop because I’m only in form 5, and i don’t want it to get too complicated.

    Please, any helpful information would be appreciated.

    • Ashley says:

      Hi, you can definitely come! We allow walk-ins although our current registration number is rather huge, so we would give priority to those who have registered should the hall be overcrowded.

      As for the 2-day workshop, it would actually be a great idea if you attend it. The earlier you start preparing for the US application process, the better since you have more time to research on the process and start thinking about your essays. A lot of students do in fact start preparing since Form 4 or Form 5.

      • Haziq Azizi says:

        ah okay (: thanks! will go super early to lessen the chance of getting kicked out XD

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