Education USA Advisor Maya T Robles and US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Daniel Lee. – ROKIAH MAHMUD
BY Rokiah Mahmud
TWENTY-SIX colleges and universities with diverse educational programmes at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels will be joining the 6th US Higher Education Fair scheduled on February 26 at the Songket Hall of The Rizqun International Hotel, Gadong.
Sharing the information on Friday for the upcoming US Higher Education Fair were Education USA Advisor, Maya T Robles and US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Daniel Lee.
Daniel Lee said that the fair will serve as the perfect opportunity for prospective students and their parents to speak directly to admission officers and learn more about higher education in the United States.
Participating learning intuitions include Bucks County Community College, California State University-Long Beach, College of Lake County, Columbia College Chicago, Elmhurst College, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Highline College, Indiana Institute of Technology, Jacksonville University, Ohio University, Orange Coast College, Paul Smith’s College, Saint Leo University, Snow College, Stony Brook University, Temple University, The University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Missouri, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Utica College, and Western Kentucky University.
The event will begin with a special information session on ‘Discover Higher Education’ at 2pm followed by the opening ceremony at 4pm. The fair will be carried out from 4pm to 6.30pm and admission is free and open for public.
Interested students as well as parents can make early preparation such as doing research about the participating US universities or colleges in advance to have familiarity with their programmes and entry requirements, have a notebook ready and jot down questions that they want to ask on that day.
While at the fair, visit the booths that most interest them first and visit others later if you have time left.
Let the university or college representative know your educational and financial needs.
Ask questions while at the same time seek for their advice on how to proceed with their applications.
After the fair, interested applicants may review the information that they have collected, send email to the school representative to express their interest and request additional information and finally set up an appointment with the Educational USA advisor at the US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam who can further assist with the plans.
During the fair, the Education USA Advisor and other US Embassy staff will be available to answer questions about US higher education, travel, visa applications and exchange programmes.
Members of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) will also be available to share their first-hand experiences with travelling, studying and living in the United States as well as information on current, Brunei-based volunteer activities.
-- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin