International Education Week brings Global Education Partners Together to Showcase Opportunities for Kyrgyzstani Students

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (15 November 2022) – Aspiring young Kyrgyzstani students will have the opportunity to learn about and explore the many international academic programs available to them at the U.S. Embassy-sponsored International Education Week Education Fair November 15-17.  Deputy Minister of Education Ashymbaeva Toktobubu Abasovna and U.S. Embassy Acting Deputy Chief of Mission KG Moore opened the event.   

Diplomatic missions, international education programs, and academic institutions from around the world will showcase academic opportunities in three locations over three days.  Additionally, program alumni and representatives will participate in a moderated discussion panel in which they elaborate on their respective programs and provide students with tips for achieving success.  

Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Moore said at the Fair’s opening ceremony, “We know that, for International Education Week, the focus had to be on you, the students.  We also know that we have friends and partners in the Kyrgyz Republic that care just as much about students’ hopes and futures as we do. What you will find here today are several programs and opportunities from around the world that are available to you, but where and how far you go will depend on you.”  

International Education Week, which takes place on November 14-18, is a joint initiative of the United States Department of State and the United States Department of Education to promote the benefits of international education and exchange programs worldwide. The International Education Week Education Fair marks the first time in recent memory that international missions and organizations in the Kyrgyz Republic have coordinated to provide information on their numerous academic programs in one event.  

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Participating Organizations 

European Union’s National Erasmus+ Program; Germany’s DAAD; the United Kingdom’s Chevening Program; Hungary’s Stipendium Hungaricum; the OSCE Academy; the American University of Central Asia; France’s Alliance Française; and several U.S.-sponsored programs.   

Dates/Locations 

November 15, 1400-1700:  Bayalinov Library, 242 Tynystanov Street, Bishkek 

November 16, 1400-1700:  Kyrgyz National University, 547 Frunze Street, Bishkek 

November 17, 1400-1700:  Kyrgyz State Technical University, 66 Prospect Mira, Bishkek 

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