Nancy Keteku, the EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for West and Central Africa, received the Award for Excellence in International Education from the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. The Award for Excellence in International Education is bestowed in recognition for the outstanding contributions an individual has given to the profession of international education.
Record crowds attend U.S. Education Fairs in Warsaw and Prague
EducationUSA, Fulbright Commissions, the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs offices, and Foreign Commercial Service organized an outstanding Education Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic, April 16-19, 2012. Representatives from 12 U.S. colleges and universities met with dozens of representatives of local universities for potential partnerships, and participated in U.S. Education Fairs in Warsaw and Prague, attended by nearly 1,000 students.
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Photos from the Prague fair: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassyprague/sets/72157629493835694/
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.
The diversity of U.S. higher education was well-represented at the first EducationUSA Pavilion in Novosibirsk, Russia, March 20-21. The first-ever U.S. higher education delegation to participate in the "UchibSib" Fair, the premiere higher education fair in the capital of Siberia, includes Clinton Community College, The Ohio State University, Pace University, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the State University of New York-Plattsburgh. Local and national news crews came specifically to interview EducationUSA staff and U.S. college/university representatives and to visit the EducationUSA Pavilion. TV interviews were conducted by the program ВЕСТИ (Vesti) with Ms. Catrilla Young, SUNY-Plattsburgh, and Ms. Natalia Aulchenko, EducationUSA Adviser in Novosibirsk. In addition to the fair, the U.S. representatives visited local schools and universities. Tuesday evening they participated in a panel discussion at the Novosibirsk American Corner, which was well received by local college and high school students. The EducationUSA Advising Centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok are administered by American Councils for International Education.
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) has partnered with the Eastern European State Higher School – PWSW for exchange programs in Poland. UALR students recently joined faculty-leader Dr. Jacek Lubecki for a short term study abroad trip to Poland and Ukraine.
Joseph Hulsey, an anthropology major & international studies minor at UALR, had his first experience abroad in Poland which had a lasting impact on his academic goals.
An official from the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF) conducted a session on ‘Higher education in the U.S: Prospects for international students' at ANITS on Wednesday.
Guidance on American college applications for readers in India from The Times’s admissions blog.
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.
The Government of Brunei Darussalam announces special scholarship scheme for its citizens applying to universities overseas.
EducationUSA Adviser Lubna Shah Anwar from Pakistan shares her recent experiences visiting U.S. campuses.
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.
Video message from U.S. Ambassador David Shear celebrating IEW and Vietnam’s 14% increase in students studying in the United States.
In this live recorded event, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel speaks with students and parents about studying at a U.S. university.
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?"