Manila, November 17, 2016 —U.S. Embassy in the Philippines’ EducationUSA team wraps up a three-city Roadshow this week in Bacolod, assisting Filipino students in navigating U.S. university admissions. Throughout the Roadshow, educational advisers and consular officers have conducted school visits, information sessions, and public outreach events in Iloilo and Cebu to publicize EducationUSA’s free educational advising services, to counsel students on the U.S. admission process, and to answer questions about student visas. The team has met with over 1,000 students and educators since the Roadshow began in September.
The final Roadshow stop in Bacolod coincides with International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This year’s theme is Empowering Youth through International Education, and the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines hopes to empower Filipino youth through sharing information on studying in the United States.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. All services and programs are free for students and educators.
For more information about access to the Roadshow, other EducationUSA resources, and studying in the United States, please visit https://facebook.com/educationusa.philippines. For more information about U.S. government programs in the Philippines, please visit https://facebook.com/manila.usembassy.