The United States Embassy will be hosting an American Universities and Colleges Fair for “A” level and other prospective undergraduate students in Harare this Saturday. The Fair starts at 10 am at Prince Edward School, with the intention to enable students and parents to hear firsthand information about further study in the United States. Information on scholarships, campus and college life at a wide variety of colleges and universities will be on show.
39 American universities and colleges will be represented at the Fair. These range from Stanford University to Brown University, the University of Pennyslvania to Drake University and many more. The universities will be represented by current and former students now based in Zimbabwe. American diplomats who attended some universities will also man some of the stands.
The event is free and open to members of the public. Participants will also have a chance to attend presentations on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), careers in the arts and law, applying for a student visa, the college/university application process and introductory group advisory sessions about EducationUSA.
There are over 4,000 internationally accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Currently, nearly 1,200 Zimbabwean students are attending various American colleges and universities. A large percentage of those who pursue U.S. studies from Zimbabwe do so with full or substantial scholarships awarded for their academic, artistic or sporting talent.
The U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs Section in Eastgate Mall in Harare, and the American Cornesr at the Bulawayo Public Library, Mutare Turner Memorial Library, and the Gweru Public Library all house EducationUSA Advising Centers that provide credible and up to date information about tertiary education in the U.S.
Prince Edward School is in Milton Park.