U.S. Embassy Kingston’s College Fair attracts over 2,000 Students

Over 2,000 Jamaican high-school students participated in the U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA College Fair, held October 22 -23, 2018 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel.  The Fair gave individuals the unique opportunity to engage with US College representatives from approximately 40 American institutions of higher learning.  

Speaking at the official opening of the Fair, the Embassy’s Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Mark Seibel, asserted that “Jamaican students consistently show a remarkable dedication to the pursuit of higher education.” He invited those in attendance to optimize the Fair and to make the most of the accees to be gained.

Institutions represented at the Fair included Morehouse College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, New York Institute of Technology, and Florida International University.

The US Embassy’s College Fair has become an annual event celebrating international education and demonstrate the Mission’s commitment to fostering educational, cultural and economic linkages between the United States and Jamaica. Notably, between the academic years 2016 – 2017, the overall total number of Jamaican students pursuing studies in the U.S. increased by 11.4 percent. This pattern demonstrates that the United States is the number one destination for Jamaican students seeking higher education overseas. EducationUSA has been instrumental in supporting recruitment efforts.

For further information on study in the United States visit edusajamaica.org.

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