WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, August 3rd 2022, Second Secretary Ieshia Deveaux-Butler from The Bahamas Embassy and Vice Consul Christy Lightbourn from The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex, participated in the EducationUSA Forum at the J W Marriot Hotel in Washington, D.C.

EducationUSA is the U.S. Department of State’s network of more than 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The EducationUSA Forum is an annual gathering of international education professionals who work in student recruitment, enrollment and support services at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. This year’s EducationUSA Forum engaged representatives of U.S. colleges and universities, along with more than 50 EducationUSA advisers and Regional Educational Advising Coordinators, in discussions on current issues and trends in U.S. higher education.

During this year’s global showcase, which was organized in the style of a university fair, the Embassy had the unique opportunity to interact with representatives of colleges and universities from all over the United States. In addition to learning about study abroad opportunities for Bahamian students, the Embassy had the chance to talk about the government’s higher education priorities, scholarships, other government sponsored incentives and what Bahamian students would seek in a U.S. educational experience.