March 13, 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Representatives from more than 25 U.S. colleges and universities engaged Malaysian students, parents, and teachers in Kuala Lumpur on March 11, kicking off the EducationUSA fairs after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. The second fair took place in Penang on March 12, providing Malaysians in the north an opportunity to meet with U.S. higher education representatives.
Launching the fair in Kuala Lumpur, Ambassador McFeeters emphasized the tremendous benefits the United States offers to Malaysians interested in studying abroad. “The U.S. higher education system remains unrivaled and continues to attract future leaders from around the world. With a strong commitment to academic freedom, diversity, and inclusion, U.S. colleges and universities instill critical thinking skills and democratic values. Malaysians who choose to study in the US also have an unparalleled opportunity to engage with other students from around the world and work with renowned faculty. I encourage more Malaysians to consider the United States as their top choice for higher education.”
U.S. embassy consular staff gave informative presentations, demystifying the student visa application process. Malaysian alumni talked about their educational and cultural experiences from American campus life, as well as their career choices and pathways to success. The fairs provided a unique opportunity for students, parents, and educators to speak directly with admissions officers from different U.S. universities. The audience learned about a wide range of topics, including scholarships, standardized testing, and Optional Practical Training opportunities which enable graduates to acquire valuable hands-on employment experience and a head start in their careers.
The United States is the largest host country in the world, welcoming up to one million international students every year. U.S. universities have rigorous academic standards, dynamic high-tech classrooms, advanced research facilities, and provide comprehensive academic and social support to international students.
Interested students, parents, educators, and counselors should contact EducationUSA, which provides free advising services throughout the year on different aspects of higher education in the United States.
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network that promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
EducationUSA centers in Kuala Lumpur and Penang host free programs on U.S. higher education and provide individual advising to prospective students, parents, and teachers.
Contact EducationUSA for an in-person or virtual appointment today. https://calendly.com/
EducationUSA Malaysia in KL
Address: Mereka, Lot 1A-3, Level G1, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, Jalan Dutamas 1, Kuala Lumpur 50480, Malaysia
EducationUSA Malaysia in Penang
Address: Penang Science Cluster, Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, 37, China Street Ghaut, Georgetown Pulau Pinang 10200, Malaysia