The US Embassy Manila conducted an EducationUSA homecoming event with close to 200 students from leading Philippine high schools in attendance.
Held at the embassy’s Charles Parsons Ballroom, the homecoming was a daylong series of activities promoting US higher education to high school students considering study in the United States.
At the event, CAMP Philippines and Kaya Collaborative students attending US universities guided participants through the process of applying to American universities and discussed US college culture. EducationUSA advisors highlighted educational advising services offered in the Philippines and provided information on obtaining student visas and scholarships.
In his welcome remarks, US Ambassador Goldberg described the many benefits of study in the United States. A graduate of Boston University, Ambassador Goldberg noted that higher education in the US is the best in the world because it offers students a vast array of opportunities that can advance students’ real world careers.
The ambassador also said that the over 800,000 international students enrolled in US institutions in 2014 enrich their campuses and help to create global classrooms reflective of a global society.
Goldberg encouraged students to take advantage of advising services offered by EducationUSA at the Embassy and at the Philippine-American Educational Foundation.
For more information about EducationUSA, visit manila.usembassy.gov/educationusa.html.