EducationUSA Fair 2014 welcomed representatives from 7 US leading Universities from different geographical areas. The aim of the fair was to promote U.S. higher education and provide with first- hand information directly from the representatives about admission requirements, student life in the USA, and the overall benefits of getting a degree abroad. During the fair, representatives met with attendees and provided them with sufficient information on necessary documents, examination as well as talked about the peculiarities and advantages of the Universities.
Many of the attendees were pointing out the importance of participating in the Fair and getting the useful information needed to continue their studies. Many of them highlighted the importance of studying in the USA as after it more opportunities are opened to them in Armenia. Some were stating that there is a need to deepen the received knowledge by continuing the education in the USA as there the education is conducted by new methods and in technologically equipped classes combining the theory and the practice.
Statistics showed that the students were primarily interested in degree programs (Bachelor and Master). The most desired fields among the presented ones were Economics, Business Management and Marketing, Advertising, PR.
Prior to fair, as a part of EducationUSA Fair day, EducationUSA workshop was organized for youth workers, language teachers, counselors, American Corner coordinators, student advisers to provide them with information about the general overview of U.S. Education, undergraduate and graduate admission and recruitment processes, as well as the role of personal statements and test scores. Representatives from New York and Concord Universities presented the information and answered the questions raised by the participants.