What is UPP?
“Where are you going to college?” is a common question high school students around the globe receive. After some “umms” or “uhhs”, international students typically say the most famous school that comes to mind. However, choosing the right college requires a lot of thought and research. As the U.S. application process is constantly changing, it is hard for those outside the country to even know where to begin.
UPP (University Prep Pro) is a 13-day immersion program designed for the global student looking to attend university in the United States. We focus on what matters most to you: selecting the best college, test preparation planning, and the college application process. We visit nine of California’s best public and private universities, meeting with admissions counselors, current students, and alumni. We gain inspiration from top tech companies in Silicon Valley and the iconic Hearst Castle. Plus, you’ll get real-life experience revising and crafting a personal statement that is YOU. Our Meiguo Education staff will be there to give you the tools you need to succeed. Once you decide to go UPP, the sky’s the limit.
Who are the UPP Counselors?
Veronica Prout, College Strategizing Counselor
Veronica received her Bachelor of Art in Philosophy cum laude with a focus on Logic and Language at UCLA in 2010. She has taught English reading and writing at high schools in both San Gabriel, California and Beijing, China as well as taught Formal Logic to UCLA undergraduates. Veronica has privately tutored SAT writing, and her students’ scores have jumped consistently by more than 100 points. Veronica’s counseled students have been accepted into Top 100 U.S. universities on both the east and west coast such as Boston University, UC Irvine, UC Santa Barbara, Fordham University, and Miami University. Veronica is a member of NAFSA and a certified F-1 Visa adviser.
Sahar Kamali, College Writing Counselor
Sahar received her Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce with majors in Business Administration and Spanish from Washington and Lee University in 2005. Sahar was a member of the Washington and Lee Women’s Tennis, a top-ranked NCAA Division III team. Sahar has extensive professional writing experience from her background in management consulting, marketing, social media, and business operations. Sahar is an international education advocate providing targeted resources for Meiguo Education students and is active in the growing field of international education. She is Meiguo Education’s go-to source for crafting the message and story of each college applicant.