Ambassador Donovan and a senior Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education official opened the EducationUSA Graduate Fair in Jakarta on September 16. The Ambassador emphasized the importance of education in the U.S.-Indonesia strategic partnership and highlighted the quality and benefits of studying in the U.S. More than 1,450 Indonesian students participated in EducationUSA Indonesia’s third annual graduate fairs in Malang (September 14) and Jakarta. Twenty U.S. universities participated in the fair, which promoted graduate programs at public and private universities as part of Mission Indonesia’s efforts to increase the number of Indonesians studying in the United States. The Ambassador also promoted the student advising services offered at Indonesia’s eight EducationUSA centers free of charge. Fulbright, USAID, and alumni groups promoted their respective U.S. scholarship programs, and the Embassy’s consular section provided information on U.S. student visas. Alumni and recipients of the Indonesian Graduate Scholarship Program (commonly known as LPDP) also participated in both fairs. Major Indonesia media outlets widely covered the graduate education fairs.