Affording a U.S. College Degree

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Ms. Laura Hosford-Yunker
International Student Recruitment Specialist
Laura Hosford-Yunker, M.S.H, is the International Student Recruitment Specialist at Elgin Community College in Elgin, IL, just outside Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S. Laura has over seven years of experience in education and the travel industry. Laura holds extensive knowledge of managing global education programs, international travel logistics, and student engagement. Laura holds a B.A. from the University of South Alabama and a Master of Hispanic Studies from Auburn University. She is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about helping international students begin their education in the U.S.
Ms. Natalie Escobar
International Programs Specialist
Natalie Escobar is the International Programs Specialist at Elgin Community College and coordinates the International Student Homestay Program, a program that matches local American families with international students to provide a safe and caring homestay. Natalie also provides advising services to prospective and current international students and serves on the college’s International Week Committee. Natalie holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Iowa. She is an active and engaged volunteer with many local community groups and an avid runner. Natalie has traveled extensively internationally and enjoys helping students from around the world experience all that ECC has to offer.

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Studying abroad in the U.S. can be expensive, but there are many ways you can afford a quality U.S. higher education! One excellent way of affording a U.S. education is to begin your studies at a community college. Community colleges are comprehensive higher education institutions that offer academic and career technical programs and university transfer partnerships to many U.S. four-year institutions. Tuition at community colleges is typically much less expensive than attending a university. Learn how you can save more than $50,000USD by attending Elgin Community College for the first two years of your bachelor’s degree. Join us as we explore options to reduce the cost of an undergraduate degree in the U.S. and offers insights into how attending a community college can help you afford a U.S. education.

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