Ambassador Delawie’s Remarks at the EducationUSA Alumni College Fair

Ambassador Delawie’s Remarks at the EducationUSA Alumni College Fair, November 16, 2017

It’s terrific to be here at the Sirius Hotel today and to see all these enthusiastic young people interested in studying in the United States. Congratulations to the American Advising Center for organizing the alumni fair.  This is just one of many activities they have planned for International Education Week.

This week’s activities are a great opportunity to learn more about all of the different opportunities for studying in the United States.  Embassy programs like Global UGrad and Fulbright continue to bring young people from Kosovo to the United States.

In addition to our programs, there are many more opportunities out there.  The American Advising Center can help students find the right academic program and scholarship opportunities. I am proud of the work they do year-round to provide advising, test preparation, and application assistance to students across Kosovo. I want to encourage any student with the dream of studying in the United States to use the great resources offered—many of them for free—by the American Advising Center.

International education opens doors for Kosovo’s youth.  It connects them with their peers from all over the world, and allows them to develop the global perspective they need to tackle complex challenges.  And when students come home to Kosovo, their increased independence and critical thinking skills help them become leaders in their own communities here.

Last year nearly 250 Kosovo citizens studied in the United States.  The American Advising Center and the Embassy are here to help you join their ranks.

Thank you very much.