September 20th, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan held its fifth annual education outreach event, ‘Let’s Go America!’ Post-Graduate Education Fair, at the Radisson Hotel.
The event was attended by Guest of Honor, Director General of Public Service Department from the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Awang Norfarizal Bin Othman.
The event showcased the first Post-Graduate U.S. Education Fair with eight U.S. universities from across the United States: Claremont Graduate University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, George Washington University, Marymount University (Virginia), Michigan State University, the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, and the University of Rhode Island.
The ‘Let’s Go America!’ Post-Graduate U.S. Education Fair featured consultations and registrations for U.S. Embassy programs and services including EducationUSA for information on studying in the United States, the Fulbright Scholar and Student Programs, the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI), the visa application process, and tourism in the United States.
Explaining the significance of this event, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Daniel Lee said, “A master’s or doctoral degree from the United States is a great way for professionals to gain cutting-edge knowledge in one’s field, prepare to transition into a more senior position, and enhance one’s professional network. The Let’s Go America! Post-Graduate U.S. Education Fair is a convenient first step to learn about these opportunities.”
During the Fair, U.S. Embassy staff was available to answer questions regarding U.S. higher education, travel, visa applications, and exchange programs. Members of the Brunei-U.S. Association (BUSA) and Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) were also available to share firsthand experience on traveling, studying, and living in the United States, as well as information on current volunteer activities in Brunei.