Freshers’ Week at the University of Malta

The U.S. Embassy rented a booth to promote study in the U.S. and explain F1 visas at this year’s University of Malta Freshers’ Week, which took place between Monday, October 2 and Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Freshers’ Week is orientation for new students and attracts returning students too.

Throughout the week, Embassy personnel and family spoke to young, enthusiastic students in Malta who have an interest in studying in the United States.  They about their experiences studying in universities in the United States and advised them on the steps they need to take when preparing to apply to U.S. colleges.  We gave students materials on studying in the United States and EducationUSA, and recommended sources to make the process easier.

On Monday, October 2, U.S. Ambassador G. Kathleen Hill joined our stand at Freshers’ Week, and on Tuesday, October 3, the University Students’ Council accompanied Deputy Chief of Mission, Mark Schapiro, on a tour of the booths where he met with members of student organizations and young leaders.