As we confront the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing challenges collectively, we are reminded of the enduring value of instruction and cooperation – both of those are at the main of our capacity to take care of these worries.

This 12 months, like each individual calendar year because 2000, we mark Global Training Week. Education and learning and exchanges, like several other elements of our lives, have been impacted by the pandemic, most likely producing it more imperative than at any time to come across methods to preserve the doors to mutual exchange of awareness open up as we cope with the latest disaster and to better equip us to handle any some others that might occur.

I firmly imagine that worldwide education and learning need to be a element of just about every student’s tutorial vocation. Through globalized classrooms and global trade, students experience new views and discover how to adapt to unforeseen situations and communicate across cultures and languages. These activities will support put together college students to enter the world wide occupation marketplace and clear up the world’s toughest challenges.

Why pick out the United States? We offer you environment-class tutorial institutions and leadership in innovation, topnotch faculty that inspire crucial thinking, point out-of-the-art amenities, and alumni networks that situation students for thriving careers. The United States provides a wide array of high quality instructional institutions, from huge community and research universities to liberal arts faculties and group colleges. Global college students join People and other students from all around the globe to sort a assorted, inclusive community although experiencing everyday living in a dynamic American metropolis or a shut-knit university town.

Although we count on the variety of intercontinental pupils to decrease as a outcome of COVID-19, now I am pleased to be aware that in accordance to the a short while ago released 2020 Open Doorways Scholar Mobility Report, the quantities of both Montenegrin learners studying in the United States and American pupils finding out in Montenegro are up! According to the report, 122 Montenegrin pupils analyzed in the United States for the duration of the 2019-2020 academic calendar year – an maximize of around 9%. While the 2018-2019 educational 12 months saw 34 American pupils in Montenegro – an raise of approximately 62%!

I am also very pleased that the Embassy has been in a position to continue on some of its educational exchange applications this 12 months, even with the challenges offered by COVID-19. For example, for this very first time at any time, Montenegrin pupils are presently in the United States earning master’s degrees by means of the Fulbright Program.

We understand the major difficulties the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to universities and students alike, and we hope that intercontinental learners who experienced prepared to review in the United States are capable to do so. As generally, U.S. schools and universities are fully commited to giving a superior-top quality schooling, with their students’ health and fitness and security coming initial. For people Montenegrins seeking a U.S. college student visa, remember to bear with us as we seek out to aid your vacation, when also prioritizing the wellness and protection of our visa candidates and Embassy staff members. Make sure you observe our Embassy webpage for Consular Segment functioning information.

The United States stays dedicated to supporting worldwide education and exchanges. I really encourage all Montenegrin college students to think about finding out in the United States. Attain out to our EducationUSA Advising Middle by means of the American Corner Podgorica’s social media accounts or make contact with them right at [email protected]. Follow EducationUSA for a series of online occasions this week, as very well as our Embassy social media accounts.

The software system for U.S. colleagues normally takes time and effort and hard work, but it is definitely worth it. The info bears this out – much more worldwide pupils study in the United States than in any other nation. A U.S. education and learning is like no other in the environment. Happy #IEW2020!

By U.S. Ambassador to Montenegro Judy Soaring Reinke