Do you plan to study in the U.S. in the near future? Do you hope to later on? Participate in an online chat on Wednesday, October 29, at 14:00 GMT to explore your options at American universities and get answers to your questions about academic life. The chat will be in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

In 2013, a record 800,000 students from around the world pursued graduate, undergraduate and technical degrees in the United States. The U.S. has thousands of excellent accredited colleges and universities. But which one is right for you?

The EducationUSA discussion panel will explore the options for international students, highlight diversity in U.S. campus cultures, and explain how an American university can help you achieve the goals you’ve set for your future.

The chat follows a September 24 panel in which international students discussed coursework, American culture, maintaining religious or cultural obligations while studying in the U.S., and becoming friends with Americans.