One thousand Uruguayan students participate in the American Universities Fair

MONTEVIDEO, Sept. 7 (EFE).- About 1,000 Uruguayan students took part Thursday in Montevideo in a new edition of American Universities Expo, Packed with Questions, an EducationUSA networking event in which various US universities present reports on their scholarships and courses. foreigners.

This was highlighted to EFE as part of the event by the Deputy Counselor for Public Affairs at the US Embassy in Uruguay, Lauren Holt, who explained that there were information platforms from 12 universities and it had a special touch because it was the first in-person exhibition since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been holding this exhibition since 2013 but due to the pandemic we have not attended it for several years, so we are very excited to hold this event in person again,” he explained.

Holt stressed that the exhibition, held for this edition at the Hyatt Centric Hotel in Montevideo, is an event open to “anyone” whether it’s a high school student or even a professional and “maybe interested in a graduate degree” who comes eagerly to answer “all your questions”. .”

He said, “Parents, family, neighbors, siblings, friends, or anyone who dreams of going to the United States to study, everyone is invited to participate,” noting that, as in previous editions, the number of participants reached about 1,000.

He also asserted that “usually there are about 400 Uruguays who go to study in the United States each year” and that “events like this will cause that number to increase.”

Also at the fair, he added, each university, which was on the occasion, among others, Florida Atlantic University, Full Sail University, Troy University, University of Kentucky, and University of South Alabama, “presents its programs and fields.” focus and specialization.

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“They are really here to look for international students, so in many cases they offer financial grants and also some ways to increase their level of English to start English lessons,” he emphasized.

It was opened by the US Ambassador to Uruguay, Hyde Fulton, who expressed at the beginning of the day that “there are indeed many opportunities for Uruguayan students to go to the United States” due to good ability and “professionalism” and proficiency in English. In the country, the exhibition brought together representatives of the Uruguayan-US Cultural Alliance and the Fulbright Program. Evie



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