Introduce Web-based Resources
EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to colleges and universities in the United States. Through the U.S. Embassy Nairobi Cultural Affairs Office, a series of workshops were held on the Kenyan coast on February 19-21, in Mombasa, Kilifi and Malindi. EducationUSA adviser Faith Biko introduced workshop attendees to web-based resources on how to study in the United States, and she spoke about the possibilities of competitive students receiving financial aid.
The U.S. Embassy Nairobi American Reference Center (ARC) also introduced eLibraryUSA at the workshop. eLibraryUSA gives visitors of Information Resource Centers, American Corners, and other American Spaces in Kenya access to information that Americans find at their public libraries. ARC Director George Kamau gave workshop attendees an opportunity to test remote access to the eLibraryUSA resources, and the students were amazed at the variety, quality and quantity of the information resources. Over 1000 participants signed up for free American Reference Center Membership and elibraryUSA passwords (PDF 155 KB – Get Adobe Reader).