U.S. College Fair Attracts Malawian Students

College Fair
US Deputy Ambassador Michael Gonzales explaining to participants of the college about his Alma Mater Occidental College

Over 500 Malawian students aspiring to pursue higher education in the U.S. interacted with U.S. Embassy staff and family members, Fulbright Grantees, Peace Corps Volunteers, and Malawian alumni of U.S. colleges who volunteered their time and enthusiasm to offer information and advice on study opportunities in the U.S. during the U.S. Embassy’s biennial U.S. College Fair held in Lilongwe on April 9.

U.S. Ambassador to Malawi Virginia Palmer and Malawi’s Minister of Education Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano officially opened the fair. Organized by the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section and EducationUSA, the ‘homegrown’ college fair offered a breadth of information from forty-one colleges and universities represented by their volunteer alumni.

This activity was a high-profile opportunity to promote U.S. higher education and other U.S. Embassy programs/services such as Consular/visa services, the Fulbright Program, the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), and the Information Resource Center’s many offerings. Ambassador Palmer and Minister Fabiano both reiterated the importance of investment in education as a path to economic and social development for Malawi.

To learn more about study opportunities in the U.S. and EducationUSA services available in Malawi please visit: https://mw.usembassy.gov/education-culture/education-usa/