This week an education mission organized by the Commercial Section of the Embassy in close cooperation with the Fulbright Commission in Portugal and Education USA , visited Portugal, allowing those who are interested in pursuing an education in the U.S. to talk directly with representatives from various American universities.
On Monday, the universities who are part of this Trade Mission to Europe participated in two education fairs (one at the Carlucci American International School of Lisbon, and another at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry). At these fairs the American schools publicized their application processes, what courses they offer, the types of internships they have available, as well as sports scholarships and financial aid opportunities. Representatives from the U.S.-Portugal Fulbright Commission were also present to discuss Fulbright scholarship opportunities were also presented.
U.S. Ambassador to Portugal Robert Sherman stated he was “very pleased to see the strong spirit of collaboration that is forming between our U.S. and Portuguese Universities.” Speaking about the options available to Portuguese students in the U.S., Ambassador Sherman highlighted the “wide array of wonderful universities and higher education programs” available in the U.S. He also noted, “And if the issue is affordability we have scholarship and financial assistance programs available.”
The following universities were represented in this trade mission: California Lutheran University, California SU San Marcos, College of the Canyons, Eastern Kentucky University, John Carroll University, Marymount University, Northern Kentucky University, Northwest Missouri State University, Pace University, Schiller International University, State University of NY at Fredonia, University of Arizona, University of Dayton, University of Kentucky, and Upper Iowa University.