Press Release | June 25, 2020
U.S. Mission Prepares Students to Study in the United States
The U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town is supporting students with information sessions and tips on how to prepare to study in the United States.
As U.S. universities prepare for a return to campus life post COVID-19, the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town and U.S. Missions throughout South Africa are working to ensure students are well prepared with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.
Over 2000 South African students are currently pursuing higher education in the United States. They are studying at the best universities in the world, focusing on topics as diverse as molecular biology and economics to mechanical engineering, occupational therapy, and philosophy.
“After they complete their studies, South African students and academics bring all that knowledge to the Cape. Perhaps even more important than their education, they bring back their connections to U.S. institutions and partners. Connections that they are using to create jobs in South Africa,” says Consul General Virginia Blaser.
Throughout the month of July the U.S. Consulate General in Cape Town will be hosting a number of virtual sessions for interested South African students with U.S. university representatives as part of the EducationUSA speakers program.
The live sessions can be found on the U.S. Consulate General’s Facebook page and will include:
- July 2 at 4:00pm University of Alabama – U.S. University Applications
- July 9 at 4:00pm Amherst College – Five Steps to Study in the U.S
- July 16 at 4:00pm Columbia University – Selecting the Right U.S. University
- July 23 at 4:00pm Texas University Consortium Panel – Study in Texas
- July 30 at 4:00pm Maryland Consortium Panel – Study in Maryland
In addition to providing guidance and resources, the U.S. Mission throughout South Africa offer the Opportunity Funds Program. This program covers the costs of U.S. university applications, standardized tests, and travel costs for highly qualified and deserving students who are likely to be admitted to U.S. universities, but are in need of financial assistance.
For more information about EducationUSA and the Opportunity Funds Program please follow: https://za.usembassy.gov/education-culture/educational-advising/
For more information: Nurahn Schroeder
071-605-8756 | Schroedern@state.gov