Successful US Education Mission concludes


On October 24 and 25, representatives of 29 US colleges and universities visited Manila as part of the US Education Mission. The schools came to promote their associate, undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degree-offerings to Filipino students.

US Embassy Chargé d’ Affaires Brian Goldbeck led the ribbon cutting ceremony of the “Education USA: Student Fair 2013.”

This group is the largest US trade mission to come to Manila in recent years. This shows that the U.S. education sector is cognizant of the Philippines’ growing economy and the importance of quality education for Filipinos. They are also aware of the strong historical, socio-cultural, and political ties between the US and the Philippines. The mission will stop in Kuala Lumpur after Manila.

The two-day mission was successfully held at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, and comprised of a seminar on studying in the USA, and a student fair.

The US Embassy in Manila invited students and their parents to visit the US Education Mission to the Philippines, who in turn, met with representatives of the following American colleges and universities: Arizona State University; Birmingham-Southern College; California State University, East Bay; Community Colleges of Spokane; Concord University; CSU-San Jose State University; Foothill and De Anza Colleges; Hartwick College; John Carroll University; Lincoln University; Minot State University; Mount St. Mary’s College; Pace University; Roosevelt University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Saint Louis University; Southern Illinois University; St. Norbert College; Trine University; Troy University; University of Arizona; University of Central Florida; University of Idaho; University of Kentucky; University of Oklahoma; University of St. Thomas; University of Wisconsin Milwaukee; West Valley College and Western Connecticut State University.

For more information, call the US Commercial Service, US Embassy Manila at 301-2176 or 301-2696.


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