Last May 6-8, 2016, Education USA attended the Kota Kinabalu MATTA fair held in Suria Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. Education USA, hosted by the Malaysian American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) is a one stop advising center supported by the U.S. Department of State. This organization provides unbiased, accurate, comprehensive and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and Universities.
Before the official kick-off at the MATTA fair, EducationUSA country coordinator, Judith Burnard, went on the air at KupiKupi FM, a local Sabahan radio station, to discuss and answer questions about EducationUSA and the services they provide additional information on how easy it is to study in the U.S. was also provided.
The MATTA fair in KK, was a great platform for EducationUSA to get in touch with the locals and to gauge their interest and answer questions about studying in the U.S. It was indeed a fruitful endeavor, as many people stopped by the Embassy booth for up-to-date information on applying to Universities, SAT and TOEFL exam dates in K.L., how to study for the SAT, applying to Ivy League universities, available scholarships for international students and post graduate study opportunities. The Consular division helped answer questions and concerns about study visas and managed to alleviate many concerns parents and students had about study visa applications. There will also be a possibility that EducationUSA will send advisers to KK every 3 months to help cater for the students of Sabah.
With regards to the great response this year, EducationUSA will definitely be back next year in KK for the 2017 MATTA fair.