US Educational Group holds education fair
The US Educational Group (USEG) in cooperation with AMIDEAST held an education fair on Sunday at Marina Hotel in Salmiya. The one-day fair offered students information about education in the US, which was attended by representatives from a diverse selection of US colleges and universities. Samar Khalif, country director of AMIDEAST, told Kuwait Times that AMIDEAST helps students with most of the major tests required for study in the US, including TOEFL, GRE and SAT.
“We also offer training classes. AMIDEAST is able to quickly provide much-needed educational services to the country’s students and professionals,” said Khalif. “Kuwait is one among several stops. We give students the opportunity to speak faceto-face with representatives from these institutions and gather important information about degree options, the application process and possible scholarship opportunities.”
Khalif noted that 27 universities are participating in the fair from all over the United States, adding that it is a great opportunity for students to know what suits them the best and what they need to do to get admission to the university they want. US Embassy cultural and consular officers were present to address students’ questions about education in the US and the student visa process. “From the US Embassy’s side, we have a coordinator and a representative from the consular section to talk about student visas and the papers they need for Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaitis. The student visa process is not complicated, but it takes time,” Cultural Affairs Officer Zennia Paganini said.
Advisors and admission officers of participating universities addressed students’ questions and explained issues like tuition costs, housing, admission tests (TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT) and scholarship opportunities. The education road show was free of charge and open to the public. Representatives from USEG provided information about admission standards, financial aid opportunities, summer programs and student life at different US universities.
The US universities at the event were: American University of Cairo, Arizona State University, Ball State University, Farleigh Dickinson University, Foothill College, George Mason University, Hofstra University, City University of New-York - CUNYJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice, Kent State University, Marquette University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Montana State University, Purdue University, Saint Louis University, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, Southeast Missouri State University, St Ambrose University, St John’s University, Syracuse University, Troy University, State University of New York- University at Buffalo, University of Cincinnati, University of Evansville, University of Miami, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Stat University (Virginia Tech), West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, and Western Michigan University.
KUWAIT: US Educational Group (USEG) and AMIDEAST Officials inaugurate education fair on Sunday at Marina Hotel in Salmiya. — Photos by Joseph Shagra