Filipinos aspiring to study in US urged to join Int'l Education Week events

Published November 14, 2021, 1:42 PM

by Betheena Unite

Filipinos interested in studying in the United States (US) are encouraged to join the four-day International Education Week which will help them in their college plans.

(Photo courtesy of the US Embassy in the Philippines)

The US Embassy in the Philippines and EducationUSA, the US government’s official source of information on US higher education, will hold the events from Nov. 15 to 19.

A virtual college essay workshop and financial aid walkthrough for high school students interested in studying in an accredited US higher education institution will be held on Monday, Nov. 15.

Working professionals and those interested in graduate studies in the US can tune in to the Embassy’s “Road to International Education” episode on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

According to the US Embassy, participants of this event can also join EducationUSA’s free advising session for prospective graduate students on Friday, Nov. 19, for any follow-up concerns on their college plans.

On November 18, EducationUSA and the Commission on Higher Education are holding the eighth session of the Pathways to Opportunity series that will outline best practices on signing memorandum of understanding (MOUs) for higher education institutions.

Interested individuals may access the registration details for the events at

Since 2019, EducationUSA advisees have received more than P115 million in financial aid from accredited US higher education institutions.

EducationUSA provides free advising services to prospective international students in more than 170 countries and offers students resources and tools to help navigate the five steps to US study: researching schools, identifying financial aid opportunities, completing applications, obtaining a student visa, and preparing for departure.

There are more than 4,700 accredited higher education institutions in the US, and an EducationUSA adviser can help students narrow their options, define their priorities, and plan their college careers.

EducationUSA does not offer scholarships but can assist students in identifying scholarship and financial assistance opportunities.