Syracuse University

Receptions in Dubai and Riyadh for admitted students

¿In recent years, interest among Gulf students to attend universities in the United States has grown significantly,¿ says Sherlyn Sychua, regional manager for advancement and external affairs/admissions. In fact, this year SU can boast that a record number of students applied to the University from the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

¿Many students and counselors believe it is difficult to apply to U.S. institutions,¿ says Sychua. ¿Now that I have the chance to assist them as they go through the process, I hope to build upon the early success we have already demonstrated.¿ 

The receptions, which are modeled after those held in the United States, offer the opportunity for incoming students to meet SU alumni who can share their academic and social experiences. ¿Incoming students and parents get a glimpse into the learning environment,¿ says Sychua. ¿The first-hand perspective is invaluable.¿ 

The Riyadh event will be held on Thursday, March 15, at 3 p.m. at Ammariya Farm. The Dubai event will be held on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Hotel. If you would like to attend one of these events, please contact the SU Dubai office at ssychua@syr.edu or +97144336012 in Dubai.