Parents, students troop to Education USA event – The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Hundreds of students, parents and school representatives came to attend the one-day 4th Education USA University Fair at Radisson Blu in Cebu City on Thursday.
“I am happy (to) join you today to open the fourth annual Education USA Philippines University Fair in Cebu. We know there are aspiring students in Cebu with enduring interests to pursue education opportunities in the United States and we are very happy to match the interest of Cebuano students and families with this opportunity,” said Deputy Public Engagement Officer Pauline Anderson.
EducationUSA is the U.S. Department State’s global network of international student advising centers, with over 430 advising centers in 175 countries, including the Philippines.
“When you study abroad, you learn so much both inside and outside the classroom. You encounter new ideas and approaches to common challenges. You increase your cultural awareness about the world around you and learn more about yourself. Critically for the challenges of the future, you strengthen your leadership capabilities and your relationship with others around the world,” added Anderson.
Anderson stressed that students, researchers, scholars, and educators benefit when they engage with peers from around the world and there is no better option for an international education than the United States.
“The scope, diversity and creativity of U.S. higher education institutions is unmatched. U.S. campuses support faculty-student dialogue and the free expression of ideas. They cultivate democratic values and active citizenship among students, and they offer opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom,” Anderson said.
Anderson also gave due credits to the parents who attended the activity.
“For the parents here today, I applaud your commitment to your child’s education and your dedication to their future success,” ended Anderson.
In 2022, a total of 3,400 Filipinos travelled to the US. to study.
Since 2020 or the inception of this fair, the number of international students in the US has increased by 12.8 percent.
So far, there are 1,545 undergraduates and 1,236 graduates, 74 non-degree students and 423 optional practical training.
Top US destinations for Filipino students include California, New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Montana.
What’s best under the EducationUSA services is that there are monthly group advising online, a one-on-one consultation, along with school outreach, university fairs, parent conference and a guidance counselor training programs.
Some of the over 20 universities endorsed by the US government that participated in the event also offer scholarships and financing schemes plus assistance to student visas.  (CEBU NEWS) is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!


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