The National, Monday October 28th, 2013
THE United States Embassy in Port Moresby and the Papua New Guinea-USA Alumni Association are carrying out a registration drive to reconnect with alumni.
The PNG-USA alumni consist of Papua New Guineans who have participated in US government-sponsored exchange programmes or studied in the US, and Americans who have participated in exchange or research programmes in PNG.
US ambassador, Walter North, told the participants that the US was committed to providing young people with the skills needed to excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“The United States has by far the largest number of foreign students of any country in the world and the number increased by 5% in the past year,” he said.
He said universities and colleges in US are among the world’s best.
North said when students returned to their home countries, they had a profound understanding of the values and perspectives of the American people.
“I would like to see many more qualified Papua New Guinean students studying in the US,” he said.
US Embassy public affairs officer Natalia Capel said all eligible Papua New Guineans were encouraged to participate in the PNG-US association.
They could register on the international exchange alumni website (alumni.state.gov) to build their exchange experience.
The US Embassy in Port Moresby has prioritised initiatives to engage alumni in PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu by connecting them to each other and to the alumni global community.