US Embassy holds fair urging Pinoys to study abroad

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 08 2017 02:33 AM

Amid controversies surrounding American immigration policies, the US Embassy held a fair urging young Filipinos to fly there to further their studies.

The EducationUSA Fair 2017 was held at Hotel Sofitel in Pasay City on Tuesday.

EducationUSA is a government-funded State Department program that provides guidance for students hoping to study in America. It also aims to help students and their parents understand the US educational system.

This is the second time that the fair was held in Manila, with more than 20 universities and colleges talking about their schools and admission processes.

According to Christina Miller, cultural affairs officer at the US Embassy, there are more than 4,500 universities and colleges in the US. Students need only to figure out what they want to do, what school they want to go to, and what they want to study, and then reach out to the embassy through social media or email to talk about their options, and know how to eventually secure a student visa.

For information regarding financial aid, Miller recommended students to research online, or to contact their school of choice to ask about scholarship options, because the US Embassy does not provide academic assistance.