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Study With "US"
Reinforcing the longstanding educational exchange ties between the United States and Bermuda.

About the Study With "US" Campaign

The U.S. Consulate General has launched its Study With “US” campaign featuring interviews on social media spotlighting Bermudian students currently attending U.S. colleges and universities, as well as Bermudian alumni of U.S institutions.  The purpose of the campaign is to reinforce the longstanding educational exchange ties between the United States and Bermuda, and highlight accessible pathways to study in the U.S.

#StudyWithUS will provide information on pathways to pursue higher education through EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world, offers information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States, and provides services to students and their families focused on topics including the admissions process, standardized testing requirements and how to finance a U.S. education. The U.S. Consulate can provide information about the student visa process and preparing for departure to the United States.

U.S. Consulate General Launches Campaign Promoting U.S. Higher Education – October 2023

United States Consul General Karen Grissette welcomed education partners, stakeholders, and special guests to her residence to develop education partnerships in support of the Consulate’s upcoming Study with “US” campaign Wednesday evening.

To reinforce the longstanding educational exchange ties between the United States and Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate built support for the upcoming launch of its Study with “US” (#StudyWithUS) campaign in Bermuda.  The video series will spotlight Bermudian students currently attending U.S. colleges and universities, as well as Bermudian alumni of U.S. colleges and universities.  The Consul General showed a sneak preview of the video series, which received enthusiastically positive reviews by the partners.

The campaign will showcase students and alumni eager to share the impact on their lives from studying in the United States.  Video participants also explain the scholarships and programs that covered their studies with scholarships, or made their education more affordable.  To join the campaign and share the impact of your own U.S. educational experience, contact the U.S. Consulate at (Haleycs@state.gov).

U.S. Consul General Grissette was joined by President of the Bermuda College Dr. Duranda Green, as well as Ministry of Education and Bermuda Government representatives, Heads and Representatives of Bermuda’s schools, and corporate and foundation scholarship sponsors.

Also in attendance was special guest, Senior Vice Chancellor of Troy University in Alabama, Sohail Agboatwala.  Senior Vice Chancellor Agboatwala visited

Bermuda to further connections between Troy University and the U.S. Consulate, Bermuda College, the international business sector, and education stakeholders to develop pathways for more Bermudian students to attend Troy University.

“Troy University is committed to providing higher education opportunities for international students,” said Mr. Agboatwala. “We offer a wide ran

ge of programs for a total price of about $25,000 per year, which includes tuition, housing, meals, and insurance.  Scholarships are available for all Bermudian students seeking to undertake a four-year program after graduating high school or who are transitioning from the Bermuda College to complete a bachelor’s degree program.  This means Bermudians can receive the equivalent of our in-state tuition rate.  My team is available to host virtual or in-person counseling sessions and campus tours for parents and students.”

More international students choose to study in the U.S. than in any other country.  U.S. Consul General Grissette shared, “With over 4,500 accredited institutions of higher education, the United States has a college or university right for every student.” She added, “There is a range of affordable study options and scholarships that can be sourced in Bermuda or directly through U.S. institutions. For example, Columbia College in New York City will provide a full scholarship for a Bermudian student who is accepted and has demonstrated financial need. More information about this scholarship can be found on the Consulate’s website.”

#StudyWithUS will provide information on pathways to pursue higher education through EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world, offers information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States, and provides services to students and their families focused on topics including the admissions process, standardized testing requirements and how to finance a U.S. education. The U.S. Consulate can provide information about the student visa process and preparing for departure to the United States.

U.S. Consul General Meets with Students Headed to U.S. Colleges and Universities – July 2023

On July 5, 2023 U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette hosted a special #StudyWithUS reception to celebrate and recognize students admitted to colleges and universities in the United States.  The Consul General welcomed high school graduates admitted into U.S. colleges and universities this year, undergraduates and recent alumni of U.S. institutions, parents and school counselors, to ‘Cedarhurst’, the Consul General’s Official Residence, to celebrate the students’ successes and decision to study in the United States. 

High school graduates accepted into U.S. colleges and universities represented The Berkeley Institute, CedarBridge Academy, Bermuda High School, Bermuda Institute, Warwick Academy, Saltus Grammar School and Somersfield Academy.  The Consul General was delighted to hear students have received numerous U.S. college acceptances, scholarships, and strong financial aid packages.  The event was one more element of the Consulate’s Study With “US” campaign, which reinforces the longstanding educational exchange ties between the United States and Bermuda and highlights the accessible and affordable pathways to study in the United States.   

Current undergraduates and recent alumni of U.S. institutions who participated in the Consulate’s education campaign networked with their peers and discussed their U.S. education experiences, highlighting the opportunities to participate in student-led organizations, the flexibility of changing their course load or major, and the diversity of the on-campus community. “It is exciting and rewarding to meet students taking advantage of the many U.S. university opportunities available.  We love to hear when a Bermudian student has found a school that’s right for them,” said U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette.   

“During this event, I met students pursuing a range of majors including aviation engineering, business, criminology, dance performance, English, environmental science, marketing, veterinary studies and risk management.”   

“I am so impressed by the range of great schools students are attending, including Penn State University, Colby College, Plymouth State University, Kay University, Elon University, George Mason University, Southern Adventist University, Thomas College, St. John’s University, Boston Conservatory, University of Vermont, DePauw University, Sweet Briar College, Florida International University, Georgia State University and others.  Several students shared their enthusiasm about attending HBCUs including Spelman College, Howard University, Oakwood University and North Carolina A&T.  

“The “StudyWithUS” Campaign is definitely getting the word out, and information about internships, work experience and scholarships shared through our education campaign videos has made a difference,” said Consul General Grissette.  “Prospective students have heard directly from their peers about achieving educational and professional goals by choosing the United States for their studies.  We have also received requests from U.S. schools seeking to attract students from Bermuda and develop formal agreements and relationships with the relevant education stakeholders on island.  Government, business and non-profit contacts continue to share scholarship opportunities with the Consulate.”   

The Consul General shared that she has engaged with several scholarship recipients who decided to further their studies at one of the 4,500 institutions of higher learning in the United States.  She noted, “Alumni of U.S. institutions create lifelong connections with those schools and communities, and we are delighted that more students are choosing the United States when they think about expanding their educational goals.  The strong ties between Bermuda and the United States make U.S. education a wonderful choice for many students.” 

The U.S. Consulate continues to release student and alumni stories and spotlight videos on social media and on the Consulate’s website.  All spotlight videos were created by Bermudian videographer Marq Rodriguez in consultation with the U.S. Consulate. 

#StudyWithUS provides information on pathways to pursue higher education through EducationUSA, a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories and online at EducationUSA.gov.  The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world, offers information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States, and provides services to students and their families focused on topics including the admissions process, standardized testing requirements and how to finance a U.S. education. The U.S. Consulate can provide information about the student visa process and preparing for departure to the United States. 

If you are a current student or alumni of a U.S. college or university and would like to participate in the campaign, please contact Public Diplomacy Assistant Camille Haley (HaleyCS@state.gov)  

 

For more information about #StudyWithUS, follow the U.S. Consulate General on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  

For more information about EducationUSA, visit: Educationusa.state.gov or contact Haleycs@state.gov  

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