Prospective students, teachers and guardians will have a rare opportunity to access information about 40 United States (US) universities and colleges at an event organised by Education USA under the US Embassy in Malawi.
The event, slated for Saturday at Umodzi Park in Lilongwe, is taking place four years after the last one in 2012.
The embassy’s education adviser, Faith Chitawo, said there have been numerous enquiries about another fair.
She said the universities will make available information of their colleges in the areas of admission, scholarships where applicable and also consular services and any other related services.
“We have requested the universities that they make available information about visas, admission requirements and any other related information so that interested people have no problems should they want to apply for a place at any of the universities,” said Chitawo.
She said although Malawi is a small education market for US universities and colleges, there is a tremendous increase in the number of students learning in the US.
In 2014 and 2015, there were about 272 Malawians studying in US institutions of higher learning.
Chitawo said they will also hold similar events in Blantyre and Mzuzu.
Some of the universities represented incude Harvard, George Washington, Columbia, Occidental College, which is where US President Barrack Obama studied and John Hopkins, famous for public health studies.
Education USA is a US Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centres in more than 170 countries.
The network promotes US higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. n