The U.S. Embassy participated for the first time in AULA, Spain’s largest education fair, with a prominent stand and a variety of special guests and performances. Deputy Chief of Mission Ben Ziff and Counselor for Public Diplomacy Stewart Tuttle inaugurated the stand, which was visited by thousands of Spaniards throughout the week. Students, teachers, and families received detailed information and advice about studying in the U.S., learning American English in Madrid, and taking the TOEFL English exam. During these five packed days, Embassy staff, EducationUSA, and Spanish agencies operating several categories of the Exchange Visitor Program all coordinated their efforts to inform visitors about opportunities in U.S. education. Additionally, the Embassy’s stand featured performances from “The Lancers,” cheerleaders from the American School of Madrid; “The Berklee Blah-Blahs,” an a cappella group from Berklee College Valencia; Robbie K. Jones, a bluegrass band; and athlete Kylie Strom, an American professional soccer player from the Atlético Madrid. Vaughan Radio’s “The Show with No Name” also broadcasted live from the stand, featuring host Alberto Alonso. Finally, Academica, a network of charter schools in Florida and Spain, organized a photography contest that attracted hundreds of Dual Diploma students to the fair.
For more information about opportunities to study in the United States, please visit: https://es.usembassy.gov/education-culture/study-usa/