Manila, October 2, 2019 — In celebration of National Literacy Month in September, EducationUSA staged a series of education programs all over the Philippines which culminated in a successful graduate studies application drive for more than a hundred working professionals in Manila.
On September 7, EducationUSA kicked off the celebration with a workshop for 100 senior high school students in Cebu, where the U.S. Embassy opened an advising center in March, in partnership with the University of San Carlos.
On September 10, EducationUSA invited U.S. university admissions representatives from Columbia College Chicago, Denison University, Miami University, Michigan State University, University of Redlands, and the University of Montana to a mini-fair in Manila. At the fair, the representatives gave advice to nearly 300 high school students, and announced that any EducationUSA fair participant admitted to the university would be guaranteed a scholarship upon admission. The representatives noted a pronounced increase in interest in U.S. study opportunities among Filipinos.
Following these events, EducationUSA held a second roadshow in Cordillera, which reached approximately 400 senior high and prospective graduate school students.
EducationUSA also hosted a conference for guidance counselors in Baguio (September 14) and Cebu (September 26), where school heads and regional college and career counselors learned best practices in advising Filipinos interested in studying in the United States.
EducationUSA provides free advising services to prospective international students in more than 170 countries, and offers student resources and tools to navigate the Five Steps to U.S. Study: researching schools, identifying financing, completing the application, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure. There are more than 4,500 accredited higher education institutions in the United States and an EducationUSA adviser can help students define their priorities in order to narrow their options and plan their college careers. EducationUSA does not offer scholarships, but can assist students in identifying scholarship and financial assistance opportunities.