Kazakhstan’s Almaty to host educational fair of U.S. universities and colleges

ALMATY (TCA) — American Councils for International Education (ACCELS) with support of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Kazakhstan is organizing an educational fair of U.S. higher institutions that will be held in Almaty on October 14. ACCELS is a non-profit organization that implements international exchange programs, and has been an official source of U.S. higher education in Kazakhstan since 1992, the U.S. Consulate General in Almaty said.

This year 24 universities and colleges from 14 States will present their English language courses, bachelor, master and PhD programs of more than 100 various majors. EducationUSA fair is different from other educational fairs because it showcases only U.S. accredited higher educational institutions (HEIs).

Official welcome speech will be given by Donald Kilburg, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. General Consulate Almaty. During the fair, there will be also presentation on U.S. student visa conducted by Visa Consul of the U.S. Consulate General Almaty, presentation for parents that will give them insights of U.S. higher education and what should be done before they invest in education of their children, and panel discussion with representatives of U.S. HEIs. Visitors will be able to ask questions regarding application process, job and internship opportunities, financial aid, safety issues for international students on campus, questions regarding any political and visa issuance changes towards international students with a change in U.S. government. At the end of the fair, there will be a raffle of vouchers for taking U.S. standardized tests for free, test preparation books, etc. EducationUSA fair will allow visitors to learn more about application process to U.S. universities, financial aid opportunities and talk to U.S. representatives in person.

The Education Fair will take place on October 14 from 2–6 PM at Intercontinental Almaty Hotel.


Times of Central Asia