Students explore future study options with US varsity officials at EduTraC Oman 2015

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The US has over 4,000 universities, ranging from public universities to private colleges. As one of the finest systems of higher education in the world, many students are interested in studying in the US because of the wide array of majors offered.  

Whether you are pursuing your Bachelor’s degree or your PhD, US universities provide some of the world’s best professional degree programmes in engineering, business administration, communications and computer science. US degrees are recognised worldwide for excellence.

The second edition of EduTraC Oman hosted 16 reputed universities and colleges from US.

 The three-day expo was designed to support students and parents in finding the most suitable courses and programmes of interest to students pursuing study in the US.

Students visiting the expo met college and university admissions representatives to learn about programmes and scholarships offered.

Hania Bekdash, educational advisor for EducationUSA Oman at Amideast said, “Studying in American universities provides an ideal environment, characterised by flexible methods of education and a continuous development process for students in various fields of studies. An exclusive presentation ‘Studying in the USA: Options and Applications’ was hosted by EducationUSA to provide visitors with insight and updated information on accredited US higher education institutions to prospective students in order to assist students in choosing and applying for US universities.”

Christy Watkins, public affairs officer at US Embassy Muscat said, “We are pleased to support EduTraC Oman 2015 and we believe it is a great platform for strengthening educational ties between the US and Oman. The number of Omani students studying in the US has increased dramatically over the years. The US Embassy in Muscat is always eager to facilitate travel for qualified students applying for student visas.”

“This is the second time that the University of South Carolina has participated in EduTraC Oman; we find the students are of high quality and the expo was very well organised and fruitful,” said Susanna Young, international business manager at University of South Carolina.”

Lee Westphal, assistant director international admissions from University of Nebraska said, “EduTraC Oman was an incredible opportunity to engage with students and educators from all over the region.”

EduTraC Oman 2015 was organised by Al Nimr Expo under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Education – National Career Guidance Centre, and was supported by the US Embassy, EducationUSA and Amideast.

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