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US Embassy supports American University Exhibition

The United States Embassy for the first time supported American University Exhibition which was held at the Colombo Hilton on September 5 -6.

The exhibition titled US University Road Show had an encouraging response from the parents and students and it was a very good opportunity for them to gather valuable information and clarify their doubts .CEO ,American National College Punarjeeva Karunanayake said.

It was the largest free and open to public exhibition held so far for parents and students to learn about higher education in the US directly from twenty two universities and the US Embassy staff and qualified education advisors from the Fullbright Commission were also present.

US Ambassador Robert Blake addressing the gathering at the opening ceremony of the education fair said that over 2000 Sri Lankan students attended universities in America last year and that number is increasing every year.

He encouraged the students to consider the diverse higher education opportunities available at American universities to develop their future and the future of Sri Lanka. The US has over 4000 institutions of higher learning offering more than 900 programmes of study.

The US embassy in conjunction with ANC Education holdings hosted the exhibition.

The 22 universities represented at the Fair included Baylor University in Texas, Case Western Reserve University Ohio, Montana State University, Minnesota State University, North Dakota State University and North Wood University which offered a number of two year Associated Degree programs, four year Bachelor's Degree programmes Master's and Doctorates.

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