Mangaloreans can ‘Experience America’ on March 1, 2

10:52 AM, Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Experience AmericaMangalore : Experience America, a programme aimed at showcasing  American companies as well as promoting business opportunities will be held in  Mangalore on March 1 and 2 under the aegis of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai.

This was informed by David Gainer, Public Affairs Officer of the Chennai Consulate at a press meet held at Hotel Gateway on February 28, Thursday. He said  in the past such programmes have been conducted in Trichy, Tiruvananthapuram, Coimbatore and Madurai with the co-operation of local organizations.

Experience America will present before Mangalore leading US companies and food outlets  and there will be seminars on higher education, business opportunities, speech and quiz contests.

It will also showcase  the US  educational and cultural resources and the services of the American Library, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), and the U.S. Commercial Service.

Events will be simultaneously conducted at multiple venues to ensure maximum participation. More details can be had by logging on to

The programme schedule is as follows :. March 1 at St. Aloysius College: Inauguration: Experience America (9:30 a.m.); inter-collegiate speech competition on “India’s emerging regional role in South and  Central Asia (10:30 a.m.); inter-school quiz competition: InfoUSA (2:00 p.m.); Presentation: Higher Education in the United States/Student Visas (12 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.).  Saturday, March 02 at City Center Mall: Poetry Slam Contest; InfoUSA Trivia Contest; Ice Cream Eating and Tasting Contest; Information on Higher Education Opportunities in the U.S.; and Information on Student Visas (11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
Thomas Montgomery, Vice Consul of the Chennai Consulate and Maya Sivakumar, Director of USIEF-India were present at the press conference.



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