March 16, 2015
On March 16, U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara and Mayor of Podgorica Slavoljub Stijepović officially opened Montenegro’s first EducationUSA Advising Center within the existing American Corner Podgorica at Cultural Center “Budo Tomović”.
With the opening of EducationUSA, students will have access to accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective and timely information about colleges and universities in the United States. Planned activities include a diplomatic and alumni college fair on March 30 and educational presentations by EducationUSA Center adviser Anica Vujnovic at the American Corner and at schools around the country. By launching this program, the U.S. Embassy seeks to share opportunities of studying in the U.S. with the Montenegrin students. The opening of this center also demonstrates the successful 11-year partnership between the U.S. Embassy in Montenegro and the Municipality of Podgorica/KIC “Budo Tomovic”. During this time, American Corner Podgorica has developed and hosted myriad programs designed to increase mutual understanding between the United States and Montenegro and to help Montenegrin citizens improve their English and learn about opportunities to visit the United States.
EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 Advising Centers supported by the State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Millions of prospective students learn about U.S. study opportunities through EducationUSA Advising Centers each year, and by opening such a Center in Podgorica, Montenegro is becoming a part of that wide network as well.