On March 20 fifteen U.S. higher education institutions visited Nicaragua to promote their academic programs for undergraduate and postgraduate studies, summer courses, English classes, and semester based exchange programs. The visiting commission highlighted their commitment to increasing international student enrollment and for furthering exchanges and alliances between Nicaraguan and U.S. universities. Currently there are over 3000 students from Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua studying in U.S. universities and with the Presidents 100K Strong Initiative both U.S. and Nicaraguan educational institutions are working hard to increase intercultural exchanges.
The educational commission, organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce, and supported by EducationUSA, offered Nicaraguan students the chance to speak to U.S. university representatives and gain more understanding of the application process and scholarship offerings. Eighteen hundred students attended the fair demonstrating the demand for exchange studies by Nicaraguan university students.