JAKARTA – Representatives from twelve U.S. universities and colleges along with representatives from Indonesian and American scholarship offices will kick off a three city Higher Education Fair tour in Surabaya on February 22. The U.S. Embassy is also hosting fairs in Jakarta on February 25 and Medan on February 28. This is the first EducationUSA fair in Sumatra in three years.
U.S. Consul General in Surabaya Jonathan Alan will open the series in Surabaya, inviting students to start their journey to study in the United States. “With over 4,000 nationally and regionally accredited universities in the United States, Indonesian parents and students can choose the type of academic institution that is right for them,” says CG Alan. “EducationUSA can help match you with world-class programs to meet any career goal.” Students and parents will be able to meet with university representatives along with representatives from the Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), the Fulbright Commission (AMINEF), and representatives from the U.S. Embassy. The fairs will also feature sessions on the English language IELTS test and application tips, as well as panel discussion on student life in the United States.
The Surabaya fair will take place at the Westin Surabaya (Pakuwon Mall Jalan, Jl. Raya Lontar No. 2) from 3:00-6:00 pm February 22. Jakarta’s fair will take place at the Park Hyatt Jakarta (Jl. Kebon Sirih No. 17-19) on February 25 from 1:30-4:30 pm. Medan’s fair will take place at the JW Marriott (Jl. Putri Hijau No. 10) on February 28 from 3:00-6:00 pm.
University representatives include Arizona State University, Edmonds College, Full Sail University, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Lycoming College, Northeastern University, San Mateo Community College, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Shoreline Community College, Green River Community College, Orange Coast College, and Illinois Tech University. There will also be info sessions and representatives from LPDP and AMINEF scholarship programs to share information on how students can access those scholarships. The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found at EducationUSA.state.gov.
“The U.S. is open to Indonesian students. Building these educational ties and sharing the opportunities our excellent universities have for Indonesian students is a core part of our partnership with Indonesia,” said U.S. Embassy spokesperson Mike Quinlan, about the fairs. The U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA offices across the country provide free in-person and virtual advising services to prospective international students and offer students resources and tools to help navigate the steps to U.S. study. These include: researching schools, identifying financial aid opportunities, completing applications, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure.