21 US universities engage students at USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 1 (IBNS): Representatives from 21 accredited American universities interacted with hundreds of local students and their parents at the USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair 2017, hosted by the United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) here on Wednesday.
The participating universities offered a range of academic programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctorate levels.
The fair provided students the opportunity to learn the most current and authentic information about U.S. institutions of higher learning, standardized tests, and financial aid all under one roof.
Informative panel discussions on the admissions cycle were given by EducationUSA advisers while a session on the student visa process was conducted by a consular officer from the U.S. Consulate General.
Inaugurating the fair, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General in Kolkata and Director of the American Center, Jamie Dragon said, “..education is one of the pillars of U.S.-India people-to-people relations” and stressed that “studying abroad is a life transforming experience and the choice of where to study should be carefully researched by each student!".
The USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair is an annual education outreach event which brings accredited American universities to India for face-to-face interactions with Indian students, parents and high school or college or university faculty.
This is the fifth time the EducationUSA Fair was held in the city.
The fair traveled to Kolkata after opening in New Delhi. Fairs are also scheduled to be held in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Regional Officer of USIEF Kolkata, Shevanti Narayan said: “EducationUSA Kolkata is excited to bring this annual U.S. university fair to students of Kolkata. This is a unique platform for students and parents to interact with representatives of 21 universities about their programs and funding opportunities. Students should take full advantage of this opportunity.”
EducationUSA is the educational advising branch of the United States government and is the sole source for free and accurate information about U.S. institutions of higher learning.
U.S. Universities participating in the Fair:
Auburn University at Montgomery
Dallas Baptist University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Foothill + De-Anza Colleges, California
George Washington University
Iowa State University
Middle Tennessee State University
New York University School of Professional Studies
New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of South Florida
University of Southern California - Viterbi Graduate School of Engineering
University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business
Worcester Polytechnic Institute