The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica is marking International Education Week (IEW) with a series of events hosted by EducationUSA Center Podgorica November 14-18, 2016.
On November 15, Ambassador Uyehara, together with Cultural Center “Budo Tomović” Director Snezana Burzan and EducationUSA Adviser Anica Vujnovic, highlighted the importance of educational exchanges and opportunities offered through EducationUSA Podgorica. She introduced the launch of the Competitive College Club (CCC) which will begin in January 2017. Applications for this intensive group advising program that assists top high school students to be competitive applicants to U.S. colleges will be accepted until December 15, 2016. Throughout IEW, EducationUSA Center Podgorica will host presentations and web-chats on higher education in the United States, virtual conversations with U.S. students, panel discussion with US officials on living and studying in the United States as well as regular TOEFL and SAT test preparations.
During IEW, the U.S. Department of State also issues its annual Open Doors report which shows trends in student mobility between the United States and other countries. The report indicates that in 2015/2016, there were 126 Montenegrin students studying in the United States, which is a 12,5% increase over the last five years. The IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education created to promote educational exchanges, including programs that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. This year’s overarching IEW theme is “Empowering Youth through International Education.”