From October 14 to 17, the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar sponsored the second annual EducationUSA College Fair- 2015 in Darkhan and Ulaanbaatar. Organized by local NGO Educational Advising & Resource Center (EARC), over 400 people attended the fair in Darkhan and 1,200 people attended in Ulaanbaatar.
At the fair, EducationUSA advisers from China and Mongolia led sessions providing insight about the process of obtaining advanced degrees in the U.S. Embassy representatives delivered a country briefing to college representatives and a secondary school counselor presented perspectives from his work with secondary school students applying for universities. Chief Consul Tom Venner spoke about student visa interviews and Embassy staffer Uyanga Erdenebold introduced U.S.-sponsored scholarship programs, academic exchanges, and professional fellowship programs. Also, U.S. college and university representatives met with Mongolian high school counselors to discuss the application process and what admissions officers focus on in students’ applications.
Montana State University representative Brent Leavell commended the fair, noting that he was impressed by the level of English skills of Mongolian students and that attendees had done research on their preferred schools.
EducationUSA is a network “committed to promoting the diversity of U.S. higher education to help international students find their best fit”. In more than 170 countries around the world, EducationUSA has over 400 international student advising centers including EARC in Mongolia.
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