United States Celebrates International Education Week (2015/11/17)

The United States Embassy in Podgorica will mark International Education Week (IEW) with a series of events hosted at American Corner Podgorica and American Reading Room Cetinje November 16-20.  The IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education created promote educational exchanges, including programs that attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

During  IEW,  American Corner Podgorica will host presentations on higher education in the United States, web-chats with U.S. higher education institutions, virtual conversations with U.S. students on living and studying in the United States, as well as regular SAT and GRE test preparations.  On November 18, American Corner Podgorica will host a key event – International Student Day – a global, full day virtual college fair which will gather over 100 U.S. universities on-line to answer questions from international students interested in studying in the United States.  Ambassador Margaret Ann Uyehara will visit American Corner Podgorica on that occasion, and along with Cultural Center “Budo Tomović” Director Snežana Burzan and EducationUSA Advisor Anica Vujnovic will be available for media inquiries.  Media interested in their statements should be at the American Corner Podgorica on Wednesday, November 18 at 14:45.  For full schedule of events during IEW, please contact the American Corner Podgorica at edusapodgorica@gmail.com.

On November 19,American Reading Room Cetinje will host an interactive web-chat “Access for All: Resources for Students with Disabilities,” which is one of the key topics of this year’s IEW.  For more information on this event, please contact the American Reading Room Cetinje at americanrr@cetinje.me.

During IEW, the U.S. Department of State issues its annual Open Doors report which shows trends in student mobility between the United States and other countries. The report indicates that in 2014/2015, there were 121 Montenegrin students studying in the United States, which is an increase of more than 27% compared to the previous year. Read more detailed 2014/2015 Open Doors Report.