SOURCE: Monroe College

Monroe College

November 16, 2011 10:33 ET

Colombian American Recruiting College-Bound Students in South America

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Although raised in Maplewood, New Jersey, a mid-size suburban town located 30 minutes from New York City, American college recruiter and soccer coach Jonathan Garbar spent every summer growing up at his maternal grandparents' farm in Guadalajara de Buga, Colombia.

Now Garbar, 31, is returning to Colombia, "off season," to call on high schools and community colleges in Colombia, Argentina and Brazil starting on November 21st. "My goal is to introduce talented and academically well-prepared students to the opportunities associated with studying at Monroe College (, a fully-accredited private college located in New Rochelle, New York, a suburb of New York City. I am excited about making this multi-country tour in my combined capacity as a college recruiter and soccer coach."

Soccer has been an important part of his entire life. He has coached both high school and college-level soccer and now he has helped design Monroe's International Soccer Academy. Its "soccer curriculum" provides international students with an introduction to coaching, sports and goalkeeper management, nutrition and personal training, plus the opportunity to play soccer on a competitive club-level until they qualify academically to compete in the collegiate league.

Garbar will be holding free information sessions in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express Bogota, located at calle 94 no. 11a/12, on Tuesday, November 22nd, starting at 5:00 pm, and in Cali, Friday, November 25th, starting at 5:00 PM, in the lobby of the Radisson Royal Hotel, carrera 100 B no11 a 99. To schedule an appointment contact Mr. Garbar at, or via Skype at or Facebook at Elli Monroe.

Monroe offers bachelor's degrees in accounting, allied health management, business, criminal justice, early childhood education, hospitality management and culinary arts, information technology, and nursing, and master's degrees in business and criminal justice. The college offers international students an English Language Learning Institute for developing their English writing and speaking capabilities before beginning their academic major of choice. There is also an Academic Support Center on campus which offers all students tutoring in subjects associated with any of the College's academic majors.

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