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Twitter Chat-U.S. Embassy Invites Egyptians to Discuss Studying in the U.S.

November 13, 2012

Cairo – In recognition of International Education Week, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo will host a webchat with Assistant Cultural Attaché, Daniel Pattarini on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 5-6 p.m.  Anyone who would like to know more about the Department of State’s exchange programs or is interested in pursuing educational opportunities in the U.S., can participate in the chat by sending questions, starting now and during the chat itself on Wednesday, to the Embassy on Twitter (@USEmbassyCairo) using the hashtag #StudyUSA.

Mr. Daniel Pattarini, Assistant Cultural Attaché, will be available to answer questions related to the Embassy’s educational exchange programs and the many opportunities available for Egyptians to study in the United States.  The U.S. Government, through the Department of State, funds a wide variety of programs for Egyptians.  From high school students studying on the Kennedy-Lugar YES program to the Fulbright student and scholar program, there are many opportunities for those interested and qualified. 

Daniel Pattarini is the Assistant Cultural Attaché for Exchange Programs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.  In this capacity, Mr. Pattarini oversees the Embassy’s exchange programs and educational advising services.  Mr. Pattarini is a member of the Foreign Service.  He previously served as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman.  Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Pattarini worked for five years in the field of international education.

International Education Week is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.  You can find more information about the program on its website: http://iew.state.gov.  Other resources are AMIDEAST-Egypt: egypt@AMIDEAST.org and the Fulbright Commission-Egypt: http://www.fulbright-egypt.org/