Thousands attend College Fair 2019

A representative from the St. Francis College speaking to students at College Fair 2019

Thousands of students, parents and teachers attended College Fair 2019 hosted by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the High Commission of Canada at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain on October 12-13, 2019.

This FREE public event is one of the largest tertiary education fairs in the region. This year, 55 colleges/universities participated: 27 U.S., 22 Canadian and six local institutions. Representatives were available to answer questions on applications, admissions, visas, scholarships and financing.

A full schedule of information sessions were held both days. Topics included the student visa application process, scholarship and funding opportunities, writing a statement of purpose, and panel discussions on preparing for the SATs. There was also entertainment from spoken word artists from the 2 Cents Movement and Roots Oral Tradition.

Approximately 1,500 stu­dents from T&T visit the U.S. annually to pur­sue ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion.