U.S. Embassy celebrates International Education Week
The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar is pleased to be participating in International Education Week. This annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchanges worldwide. The Embassy’s participation— a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education—is part of U.S. government efforts to promote programs that prepare American and Malagasy students for a global environment and train future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. In the 2014-2015 academic year, International Education Week allowed 122 Malagasy students and professionals to fully benefit from studying in the U.S. through scholarship and personal funding.
In Madagascar, the U.S Embassy through the Education Center organizes several outreach events which include:
Monday, November 16
- Broadcast of recorded TV program at the National Television Station in collaboration with Education TVM Program “Vonona”
Tuesday, November 17
- Presentation at ACEEM University, Private University
Wednesday, November 18
- Open Talk with English-speaking journalists featuring two Peace Corps Volunteers
- International Students Day Virtual College Fair
- Collegeweeklive has lined up a great roster of universities and experts, all there to help students with tests, college admissions, student visas, and more. This is your opportunity toAsk questions of 140+ top universities in real time and gain personal advice about studying in the U.S. and beyond
Thursday, November 19
Outreach program at the English Department of Antananarivo featuring Tsiry Rajaonarivo, M.Ed in TESOL, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Friday, November 20
Presentation at the Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique d’Antananarivo—Vontovorona
International Education Week first took place in 2000 and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the U.S. Department of Education. This important week is observed all across the United States and in more than 100 countries overseas. The week provides an opportunity for exchange students world-wide to share with their host communities their cultures and highlight the benefits of international educational exchange programs.