US Embassy observes International Educational Week with visits to schools across Guyana

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Embassy 2[www.inewsguyana.com] – The U.S. Embassy in observing the 14th Annual International Educational Week from November 18-22 conducted several information-sharing sessions at several secondary schools in Georgetown, Berbice, Linden, and Essequibo.

Embassy representatives shared information on tertiary education in the United States with more than 1,800 students during visits to the Bishops’ High School, St. Roses High, Queen’s College, New Guyana School, and Marian Academy in Georgetown; J.C. Chandisingh Secondary, Rosignol Secondary, and Berbice High in Berbice; and Wismar/Christianburg Multilateral in Linden; and Abram Zuil Secondary and Anna Regina Secondary in Essequibo.

Students learned about the U.S. higher education system, the opportunities for study that exist in the United States, and the university application process.  Each school was presented with a book and pamphlets with information on the U.S. university application process.

International Education Week 2013 was observed under the theme, “International Education:  Learning Matters Around the World,” with the aim of highlighting the benefits and value of a high quality education and study abroad.

In observance of International Education Week, Secretary of State, John Kerry said “international education prepares our youth for the globalized 21st Century workforce, whatever their field of study.  Students with experience overseas gain the skills, self-reliance, and worldview they need to compete in a global economy.”

Earlier this year, during the launch of one of the American Spots at the National Library, U.S. Ambassador D. Brent Hardt also underscored the value of international education exchange.

He stated “the importance of international educational exchange in promoting understanding across national, cultural, religious, and racial borders really should never be underestimated.

Hundreds of thousands of students who study overseas each year help to create a global citizenry that is culturally aware and respectful of people from different backgrounds, and can help to build the close, interpersonal connections that will solve scientific problems, meet social challenges, and develop new forms of creative, artistic expression.”

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