US Consulate General launches campaign to promote higher education in the United States

U.S. Consul General Karen Graceette welcomed education partners, stakeholders and special guests to her residence to develop educational partnerships to support the upcoming Consular campaign to study with the United States on Wednesday evening.

To further the long-standing educational exchange relationship between the United States and Bermuda, the US Consulate has built support for the upcoming launch of the “StudyWithUS” (#StudyWithUS) campaign in Bermuda. The video series will highlight Bermudian students currently enrolled in US colleges and universities, as well as alumni of US colleges and universities. The Consul General offered a preview of the video series, which received enthusiastic positive reviews from partners.

The campaign will showcase students and alumni who are excited to share the impact on their lives from studying in the United States. The participants in the video also explain the scholarships and programs that covered their studies with scholarships, or made their education more affordable. To join the campaign and share the impact of your educational experience in the United States, contact the US Consulate ([email protected]).

United States Consul General Gracey was joined by Bermuda College President Dr. Duranda Green, as well as representatives from the Department of Education and the Government of Bermuda, heads and representatives of Bermuda Schools, and corporate and foundation scholarship sponsors.

Also in attendance was the special guest, Senior Vice President of Troy University in Alabama, Sohail Agpwatwala. First Vice Chancellor Agbowala visited Bermuda for further links between Troy University, the US Consulate, Bermuda College, international business and education stakeholders to develop pathways for more Bermudian students to attend Troy University.

“Troy University is committed to providing opportunities for higher education to international students,” said Mr. Agpwatwala. “We offer a wide range of programs for a total price of about $25,000 per year, which includes tuition, housing, meals, and insurance. Scholarships are available to all Bermudian students who are seeking entry into a four-year program after graduating from high school or who are transferring from Bermuda College to complete Bachelor’s degree program. This means Bermudians can get the equivalent of an in-state tuition rate. My team is available to host virtual or in-person counseling sessions and campus tours for parents and students.”

More international students choose to study in the United States than any other country. The Consul General of the United States, Graceette, shared, “With more than 4,500 accredited institutions of higher education, the United States has a right to a college or university for every student.” She added, “There are a range of affordable study options and scholarships that can be obtained from Bermuda or directly through US institutions. For example, Columbia College in New York City will offer a full scholarship to a Bermuda student who has been accepted and demonstrated financial need. It can be found More information about this scholarship can be found on the Consulate’s website.

#StudyWithUS will provide information about pathways to pursuing higher education through EducationUSA, the US Department of State’s network of more than 430 international student counseling centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes higher education in the United States to students worldwide, provides information about study opportunities at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States, and provides services to students and their families focused on topics including the admissions process, standardized test requirements, and how to fund an American education. The US Consulate can provide information about the student visa process and preparation for departure to the United States.

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For more information about EducationUSA, visit: Educationusa.state.gov or email [email protected]

For information on student visas and the Bermuda Special Visa Exemption, visit: https://bm.usconsulate.gov/ or contact [email protected]

For more information about the Columbia University Scholarship, click here.

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