In partnership with Fulbright, EducationUSA, American Corners, and nine U.S. colleges and universities, the Embassy organized the pavilion “Destination USA” at Futurália 2015 between March 11-14 to promote studying in the USA to prospective Portuguese students. Futuralia is the largest education and employment fair for young people in Portugal, each year attracting nearly 50,000 Portuguese students, educators and parents.
Representatives from nine American universities joined Fulbright and U.S. Embassy staff at the fair on March 14 to answer questions by those interested in studying in the United States about colleges and universities, academic programs, application and admissions process, scholarships, and financial aid. The American universities at the fair included Hult International Business School, John Carroll University, Minot State University, Berkeley College, New York University Abu Dhabi, University of Arizona, Ohio State University, Minerva Schools at KGI, and Full Sail University.
American Corners representatives were also present at the fair providing demonstrations and presentations. American Corner@FCT-NOVA staff gave demonstrations on digital design and 3-D printing, American Corner@IST-UTL staff gave a talk and demonstrations on scientific experiments, and American Corner@FLUL organized several cultural presentations including hip-hop, modern dance and rap music.