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21 US universities engage students at USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair in Kolkata

21 US universities engage students at USIEF-EducationUSA University Fair in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 01 Nov 2017, 12:33 pm

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, “ 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

Berkeley College

Bradley University

Drexel University

Dallas Baptist University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Foothill + De-Anza Colleges, California

George Washington University

Iowa State University

Lehigh University

Middle Tennessee State University

New York University School of Professional Studies

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and
Human Development

Ohio Wesleyan University

Old Dominion University

Rochester Institute of Technology

Suffolk University

University of South Florida

University of Southern California - Viterbi Graduate School of Engineering

University of Utah - David Eccles School of Business

Worcester Polytechnic Institute