GARDEN ROUTE | HESSEQUA | KAROO NEWS - The US Consulate General in Cape Town is supporting students with information sessions and tips on how to prepare for a once in a lifetime opportunity - to study in the United States.
As US universities prepare for a return to campus life post COVID-19, the US Consulate General in Cape Town and US missions throughout South Africa are working to ensure students are well prepared with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
Over 2000 South African students are currently pursuing higher education in the United States.
They are studying at some of the best universities in the world, focusing on topics as diverse as molecular biology and economics to mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, and philosophy.
"After they complete their studies, South African students and academics bring all that knowledge to the Cape. Perhaps even more important than their education, they bring back their connections to US institutions and partners. Connections that they are using to create jobs in South Africa," says Consul General Virginia Blaser.
Throughout the month of July the US Consulate General in Cape Town will be hosting a number of virtual sessions for interested South African students with U.S. university representatives as part of the EducationUSA speakers programme.
The live sessions can be found on the US Consulate General's Facebook page and will include:
- July 2 at 16:00 University of Alabama - US University Applications
- July 9 at 16:00 Amherst College - Five Steps to Study in the US
- July 16 at 16:00 Columbia University - Selecting the Right US University
- July 23 at 16:00 Texas University Consortium Panel - Study in Texas
- July 30 at 16:00 Maryland Consortium Panel - Study in Maryland
In addition to providing guidance and resources, the U.S. Mission throughout South Africa offer the Opportunity Funds Programme. This programme covers the costs of U.S. university applications, standardized tests, and travel costs for highly qualified and deserving students who are likely to be admitted to U.S. universities, but are in need of financial assistance.
For more information about EducationUSA and the Opportunity Funds Programme please click here.
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