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2013 Press Releases

U.S. Embassy Participates in Career and College Fair on Grand Bahama

October 28, 2013
Vice Consul Paul Stilley provides information about student visas at the College Fair. (Photo State Dept.)

Vice Consul Paul Stilley provides information about student visas at the College Fair. (Photo State Dept.)

Students visit the U.S. Embassy's booth at the College Fair. (Photo State Dept.)

Students visit the U.S. Embassy's booth at the College Fair. (Photo State Dept.)

The U.S. Embassy participated in the second annual Cay Consultants Career and College Fair held at Pelican Bay Resort in Freeport on October 23.  The fair attracted over 1,000 students from 6th to 12th grade, representing private and public schools in Grand Bahama.  During the one-day event, the U.S. Embassy's Education and Cultural Specialist Myra McPhee and Vice Consul Paul Stilley provided information on studying at U.S. colleges or universities and the student visa application process.  The event also featured a selection of interactive booths run by U.S. universities, technical institutes, corporations, and the Bahamian Ministry of Education.

Over the past two years, the U.S. Embassy has taken part in similar outreach programs throughout The Bahamas as part of President Barack Obama’s “100,000 Strong in the Americas” initiative aimed at increasing international study in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Launched in March 2011, the purpose of 100,000 Strong is to foster region-wide pros­perity through greater international exchange of students in order to address common chal­lenges including citizen security, economic opportunity, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.

Students and families seeking more information on how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities may visit the U.S. State Department’s EducationUSA website at http://educationusa.state.gov.  More information on the student visa process may be found at the U.S. Embassy’s website at http://nassau.usembassy.gov.