EducationUSA’s 1st Higher Education Fair

The EducationUSA Advising Center, under the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Hanoi today organized the first EducationUSA Higher Education Spring Fair from 14:00 – 17:00 at the Melia Hotel, 44 B Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hanoi. The event was free and open to the public.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius opened the fair with remarks to Vietnamese high school students and parents.  Following those remarks, more than 40 U.S. universities, some with financial aid and scholarship opportunities for international students, met with interested students and parents. The Embassy organized other information sessions to cover topics such as the admission process, scholarship information, how to write a college essays, visa matters, etc.  The U.S. Embassy Hanoi also had information booths about the American Center and U.S. Government scholarship programs for Vietnamese students, scholars and professionals.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world.  EducationUSA Advisor provides Vietnamese students and parents with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Every service is free.

This activity contributes to the series of events hosted by U.S. Embassy Hanoi to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the normalization of relations between the United States and Vietnam.