February 29, 2016 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan and EducationUSA hosted the third major U.S. Higher Education Fair in the Songket Hall of the Rizqun International Hotel in Gadong.
The U.S. Higher Education Fair featured representatives from 13 U.S. universities and colleges with diverse educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate (post-graduate) levels. U.S. institutions of higher learning represented at the Fair included the University of Arizona, San Mateo Community College District, Miami University, John Carroll University, and more.
The event was launched by U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Craig Allen, with Guest of Honor Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education.
During his remarks, Ambassador Allen stated, “With this year’s U.S. Higher Education Fair we look forward to developing an even more meaningful partnership with the people of Brunei. We are increasing our efforts to ensure that every Bruneian is aware that studying in the USA is an opportunity that is open to them, and that every student has the chance to find a college or university that best fits their own goals, aspirations and expectations.”
The Higher Education Fair also featured representatives from Ministry of Education’s Accreditation Unit, Scholarship Division, Higher Education, and alumni members from the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), the Brunei-U.S. Alumni Association, the American Alumni Association and U.S. Embassy representatives.
The U.S. Embassy hosted this event in cooperation with EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities. EducationUSA staff also work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student recruitment.