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Bermudian features in latest video on educational opportunities in the US

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Risa Hunter

The US Consulate has released the third in a series of videos promoting the educational ties between Bermuda and the United States and accessible study pathways.

The video forms part of the consulate’s Study With US campaign, which spotlights Bermudians attending American colleges and universities as well as Bermudian alumni of American institutions.

The video, released today on Facebook and Instagram – @USConsulateHamilton – coincides with the United Nations’ International Day of Education.

Karen Grissette, the US Consul General, highlights the Study With US campaign (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Karen Grissette, US Consul General, said: “International students tell us they choose the US for higher education because of strong academic opportunities, unparalleled institutional support at US schools and the value of a US degree to graduates’ careers.

“The release of today’s Study with US story supports the International Day of Education proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the role of education for peace and development.”

In the film, Risa Hunter, the executive director at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, who earned a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences in women and gender studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, shares why she chose to study in the US.

“Growing up, I was one of those people that instead of having one particular passion or one particular area that I excelled in, I felt like I was relatively good at a number of courses within the humanities sector. The opportunities within the US are pretty endless.”

According to the consulate, more international students choose to study in the US than in any other country. Ms Grissette added: “With over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher education, the US has a college or university right for every student

“There is a range of affordable study options and scholarships that can be sourced in Bermuda or directly through US institutions.”

More information about these scholarships is available at bm.usconsulate.gov

#StudyWithUS provides information on pathways to pursue higher education through EducationUSA, a US Department of State network of more than 430 international student advising centres in more than 175 countries and territories, and online at EducationUSA.

The network promotes US higher education to students around the world and offers information about opportunities to study at accredited post-secondary institutions in the US.

It also provides services to students and their families covering topics including the admissions process, standardised testing requirements and how to finance education in America.

The US Consulate can provide information about the student visa process and how to prepare for departure to the States.

The consulate invites students to watch, share and comment with the name of their US college or university by using #StudyWithUS.

Current students or alumni of a US college or university wishing to participate in the campaign should contact Camille Haley, public diplomacy assistant at the US Consulate, via e-mail at HaleyCS@state.gov

For more information about International Day of Education, visit: https://www.un.org/en/observances/education-day

For more information about #StudyWithUS, follow the US Consulate General on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

For information about student visas and Bermuda’s special visa exemption, visit: https://bm.usconsulate.gov/ or contact hamiltonconsulate@state.gov via e-mail.

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Published January 27, 2023 at 10:07 am (Updated January 27, 2023 at 10:07 am)

Bermudian features in latest video on educational opportunities in the US

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