U.S. College Expo 2015 in Toronto

U.S. College Expo 2015 in Toronto

Educational Advisors from the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto, along with Canada EducationUSA Advisor, Jenika Heim, participated at the U.S. College Expo 2015 on Apr 17-18, 2015. Taking place at the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, the team spoke to more than 150 counselors and to over 500 students interested in studying in the U.S. “The students we met with represented so many different parts of the world and came prepared with questions about the admissions process and specific academic programs, Claudia Valladolid, Cultural and Educational Assistant of the U.S. Consulate Toronto, said. “It’s always a delight to help students bridge their dreams of wanting to study in the United States, regardless of the university they want to attend or the program they’re interested in studying.”

More than 100 high school guidance counselors attended the first part of the expo to learn more about the American admissions process and to connect with various institutions. The U.S. College Expo annually attracts over 70 representatives from different colleges and universities across the U.S. who make the trip up to Canada to promote academic programs that encompass a variety of fields, including arts, health and sciences, business, engineering, architecture, pharmacy, sports and others.

Events like the annual U.S. College Expo encourage U.S.-Canada educational exchanges and expand study abroad opportunities for students, future leaders and innovators, while strengthening binational relations that better prepare young people for the 21st century global workforce, the main goal of President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. More information about the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative is available here.