It might come as a surprise to you but you, your friend, your family member or anyone you know actually has a chance to obtain a degree from prestigious universities in the United States, or anywhere in the world!
The Philippines is expected to be a rising economy in Southeast Asia, and it seems like the whole world – their educational institutions in particular – are seeing it too! As Filipinos, we are known globally for good verbal skills in English, an incomparable attitude of hospitality, and a reputation for being hard workers.
However, due to the lack of awareness for study abroad opportunities, you may not know that acquiring a higher education abroad is within grasp.
International education fairs such as Wanderfest and EducationUSA fair bridge the large travel gap between top universities overseas and hopeful Filipino students by having representatives from top schools right here in the country! It also happens more frequently than you think.
How frequently do these study abroad fairs happen?
Wanderfest, which is Edukasyon.ph’s offline initiative to help students connect to study abroad opportunities is scheduled twice a year. The first leg will be in March and we will keep you posted for the second leg!
The EducationUSA fair, which aims to connect Filipinos looking for study abroad opportunities with top universities in the US looking to diversify their student community through a fun and engaging experience, will be in Cebu and Manila early this year.
Both fairs are full of opportunities, and both are full of top universities in the world.
Why are international education fairs perfect for Filipinos?
1. Filipinos are in demand.
For the same reason why there are Filipinos in almost all parts of the world, our reputation for our work-ethic make us ideal candidates for schools abroad looking to diversify their student community. These schools look for students who are willing to perform and brave through the challenges of living in a different country. Filipinos have a sterling reputation for doing just that! (OFW’s)
2. The economy is rising.
The average annual family income of the country’s middle class is rising. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) recently reported that the Philippines can become an upper-middle income country in 2019, even though the target of NEDA is for the country to reach this status by 2020. This simply means that more Filipinos are capable of sending their children abroad!
3. Opportunities are abundant for everyone.
International education fairs were made for students to have a chance at chasing their study abroad dream. However, when it comes to actually doing the work to get there – Filipinos don’t have access to relevant information or at the very least, we don’t really know where to get this information from!
This is why international education fairs are perfect for Filipinos. Topics from financial aid to international scholarships are within hands reach at these fairs. All you have to do is be there and your study abroad journey might just take off sooner than you think!
What is EducationUSA fair?
The EducationUSA Fair is EducationUSA’s offline initiative to connect with students who are interested in taking up higher education in the USA. By combining admission representatives from the top universities in the USA and U.S. Embassy education advisers, students who attend will be able to get firsthand advice from industry experts.
Advice on topics from US university options, funding and financial aid to acquiring your student visa, students who attend will get firsthand access to proven steps that have helped students from different countries get to the United States to pursue higher studies and even short courses!
Participating top US universities in EducationUSA Philippines include:
Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM)
Bucks County Community College
California State University, Long Beach
College of Central Florida
College of St. Rose
Columbia College Chicago
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Everett Community College
Foothill + De Anza Colleges
Hawaii Pacific University
Hult International Business School
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Missouri Western State University
Paul Smith’s College
Saint Leo University
Savannah College of Arts and Design
Southern New Hampshire University
Stony Brook University – The State University of New York
The University of Texas at Arlington
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Arizona
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Redlands
University of South Alabama
University of South Florida
Upper Iowa University
Western Kentucky University
Who can attend EducationUSA?
Anyone with access to Cebu and Metro Manila is welcome to attend. Simply pre-register for the event on the EducationUSA registration page.
The Cebu leg will be held on February 28, 2019 (Thursday), from 1PM to 4PM at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu. The Manila event will be on March 1, 2019 (Friday), from 1PM to 4PM at Shangri-La at the Fort, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
You may also opt to walk in, but students who pre-register will get a welcome kit and a chance to win special prizes!