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Asia - Southeast

Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam

REAC Name: Michael Shaver
Skype Name: REAC-MShaver

Southeast Asia represents 11 countries and a diverse population of nearly 600 million people. Located in universities, U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions, and NGOs, EducationUSA centers in this region serve as a hub for information about and for the U.S. higher education community through the provision of guidance and expertise regarding opportunities for study. Please contact the appropriate center or REAC for accurate and comprehensive information.

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In The News

1 Filipino students see benefits of studying in the U.S.
Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Hundreds of young Filipinos flocked to the Shangri-La Hotel on October 25 to visit the first-ever EducationUSA Student Fair hosted by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Commerce.
2 Join the November "U.S. Higher Education Delegation to Indonesia"
Date: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Sign up now the for the U.S. higher education delegation to Indonesia from November 4-10. Visit Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Surabaya and meet with senior level Ministry of Education and university officials to discuss partnerships, exchanges, and joint research opportunities.
3 More Thai students Choose the US for Study
Date: Monday, May 21st, 2012

US Consul General, Kenneth Foster, announced in his keynote speech at the annual EducationUSA "Stripes & Stars" gala that there are a growing number of students from northern Thailand pursuing all levels of university education in the USA.
4 US Embassy Indonesia Launches Next-Gen Cultural Center Promoting US Higher Education
Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2012

The embassy views @america as an opportunity for representatives from U.S. institutions to connect with prospective applicants without having to leave their home campus.
5 Ambassador Marciel opens record-setting EducationUSA Indonesia college fair
Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel gave opening remarks at the EducationUSA College Fair in Jakarta, one of Indonesia's largest education fairs, attended by 58 U.S. universities and over 2500 students and parents.
6 Timor-Leste student awarded Ashland University's Presidential Scholarship
Date: Friday, December 16th, 2011

The U.S. Embassy Dili congratulates Timor-Leste student Davida Crescencia de Fatima Mesquita for receiving the Ashland University Presidential Scholarship. Diva will begin her studies in Ashland, Ohio, USA this January.
7 Record Number of Vietnamese Students in the U.S.
Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The number of Vietnamese students studying in American universities and colleges increased to nearly 15,000 according to the latest Open Doors report, making Vietnam the No. 8 sender of international students to the U.S.
8 Ambassador Shear Promotes International Education Week in Vietnam
Date: Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Video message from U.S. Ambassador David Shear celebrating IEW and Vietnam’s 14% increase in students studying in the United States.
9 Ambassador Marciel Hosts "Studying in the USA" Event in Jakarta
Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

In this live recorded event, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel speaks with students and parents about studying at a U.S. university.
10 Student Visas to the U.S. Not Difficult for Indonesians
Date: Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

At an EducationUSA event in Jakarta last week, U.S. Ambassador Scott Marciel noted, "This year we've approved over 96% of all student visa applicants. So who can say it's difficult to get a visa?"
11 U.S. Universities Target Indonesian Students in Surabaya
Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

U.S. universities met with prospective students in Surabaya, Indonesia, at the 2nd annual EducationUSA Fair 2011. The fair was held in cooperation with the U.S. Consulate at the Hotel Shangri-la on October 6, 2011.
12 Indonesian Interest to Study in the U.S. Rises
Date: Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

An interview with Parlindungan Siahaan, EducationUSA Country Coordinator for Indonesia, at the recent U.S. college fair in Jakarta. Mr. Siahaan noted that student interest to study in the U.S. continues to increase due to the launch of the U.S.-Indonesia comprehensive partnership which has lead to increased scholarship opportunities and an easing of student visa restrictions.
13 Ambassador Marciel Opens EducationUSA/IIEF Fair in Jakarta
Date: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

EducationUSA and IIEF will hold the 2011 U.S. Higher Education Fair on October 5th in Jakarta where representatives from more than 60 U.S. leading and accredited universities and colleges will meet prospective students from Indonesia. United States Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Scot Marciel will give welcoming remarks to officially open the fair. The Fair will continue in Surabaya on the the 6th and conclude in Medan on the 7th.
14 US Reaches Out to Young People in Indonesia
Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2011

@america, a space for people under 30 in Jakarta, uses the excitement of American culture, education, and technology to spark discussions and build stronger relationships.
15 US Keen To See Continued Uptrend In Malaysian Students
Date: Friday, February 11th, 2011

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alina Romanowski spoke to reporters after launching the new high-tech EducationUSA Advising Center at the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) on Friday.
16 State-of-the-Art Statesmanship for US, Indonesia
Date: Monday, December 13th, 2010

@America hosted a two-day event, held in conjunction with EducationUSA, to provide students with information about studying in the United States.
17 EducationUSA Opens in Ho Chi Minh City
Date: Thursday, August 5th, 2010

EducationUSA, the official US government source of information on study in the United States, started operations in Ho Chi Minh City in early August.

The EducationUSA office is on the 8th floor of Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan Street, District 1, at the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate General in the city.
18 2010 Campus Host Opportunities for US Institutions Now Available
Date: Monday, November 30th, 2009

This announcement provides details and application instructions for the following 2010 programs:
Option I. Spring 2010 USBT Program (April 15-21) – Transportation, housing and meal per diem paid by grant funds; cost-sharing encouraged.
Option II. Fall 2010 USBT Program (October 31 – November 5) – Transportation, housing and meal per diem paid by grant funds; cost-sharing encouraged.
Option III. June 2010 post-NAFSA-conference campus tours (June 5-11, 2010 flexible dates) – Transportation to/from primary tour location covered; housing and meal per diem must be contributed by hosting institution(s) as cost-sharing.
Option IV. 2010 EducationUSA Explore program (August/September 2010) - Transportation covered; grant funds are available to cover some adviser/institution expenses; cost-sharing encouraged
19 Vietnam sends more students to US
Date: Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Vietnam ranks ninth among the top ten countries and territories sending students for higher education in the US, moving up from the 13th place last year, according to a report released last Monday.
20 New EducationUSA website for Indonesia
Date: Sunday, November 15th, 2009

International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. As part of the week's activities, the EducationUSA centers in Indonesia, run by AMINEF, launched a comprehensive new website for students, parents, and institutions.
21 Effort to double number of Indonesians studying in US
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2009

EducationUSA is leading the drive in Indonesia to reach out to Indonesian students about future study in the US with some innovative new strategies, including mobile advising.
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