US education fair opens with choice of 22 institutions

|     Izah Azahari     |

THE United States (US) Embassy in Brunei Darussalam and EducationUSA hosted the 6th US Higher Education Fair at the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.

The event was launched by US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam Chargé d’Affaires Scott Woodard.

Director General of Education at the Ministry of Education Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Haji Dzulkiflee was the guest of honour.

The chargé d’affaires said that the embassy applauds the Brunei students, parents and officials for exploring the wide range of opportunities available at US universities and colleges.

“More international students choose to study in the United States than in any other country. One of the reasons students choose the US is that American universities lead the world in innovation. Bruneian students can learn to apply new technology in their field through up to two years of real-world experience in the Optical Practical Training programme,” said the chargé d’affaires.

Director General of Education at the Ministry of Education Hajah Anis Faudzulani binti Haji Dzulkiflee and United States Embassy in Brunei Darussalam Chargé d’Affaires Scott Woodard
Attendees at the 6th US Higher Education Fair at the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel. – PHOTOS: IZAH AZAHARI

The US Higher Education Fair also featured representatives from the Ministry of Education, and alumni members from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), the Brunei-US Alumni Association and the US Embassy representatives.

The fair included representatives from 22 US universities and colleges with diverse educational programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

US institutions represented included Bucks Country Community College, California State University, College of Lake County, Columbia College Chicago, Elmhurst College, Highline College, Indiana Institute of Technology, Jacksonville University, Lane Community College, Miami University, Michigan State University, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, Orange Coast College, Paul Smith’s College, Snow College, Stony Wisconsin River Falls, Ultica College, and Western Kentucky University.

The US Embassy hosted this event in cooperation with EducationUSA, a US Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centres around the world.

Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of prospective international students, at no cost, with accurate and comprehensive information about how to apply to US colleges and universities.