From October 21 – 23, the U.S. Embassy, Office of Public Affairs, partnered with EducationUSA in Portugal, located within the Fulbright Commission in Lisbon, to participate in the third edition of the Study Abroad Portugal fair, the largest information fair for Portuguese students wishing to study abroad. It offered an opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to learn first-hand about the U.S. higher education.
The fair began on Friday in Funchal, on Madeira Island, at the local Museum of Natural History. This was the first time the fair traveled to Madeira. City Halls throughout the island offered ground transportation for the students and teachers to participate in the event.
Lisbon was the second stop for the fair. The majority of interested students were high schoolers who also brought their parents to hear about what opportunities there are to study in the U.S. Post-graduate students seeking information on Fulbright internships and special Fulbright programs also came by the EducationUSA booth. In addition to the information provided at the booth, Education USA advisor, Ricardo Sequeira presented a session on “Study in the U.S. – The Application Process”.
The final stop in Porto was the first time EducationUSA had participated in this event in the North of Portugal. Despite the rain, there was high demand for information about study in the U.S. Visitors lined up at the booth to seize the opportunity to ask Embassy representative Meg Young and EducationUSA advisor Ricardo Sequeira about opportunities for U.S. higher education.
More than 500 students visited the EducationUSA booth throughout the three days. Promoting education exchanges and raise awareness on U.S. universities is a top priority for the U.S. Embassy and our partners at the Fulbright Commission. You can learn more here about the opportunities available to students and researchers at all levels.