Cultural Affairs Officer visited local Binational Centers

Cultural Affairs Officer Scott Smith interacts with students of the CCBEU Marília
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American Spaces Coordinator Wesley Oliveira, Superintendent Rosane de Sá, CCBEU President Marilia Sylvia Garbelini, Cultural Affairs Officer Scott Smith and Coordinator Regina Ferro

Sao Paulo, August 28, 2017 — Cultural Affairs Officer Scott Smith visited local Binational Centers in the cities of Marília, Tupã, and Lins, where he participated in roundtable discussions with students to discuss American culture and higher education. He also met with each BNC’s director to underscore the importance of the partnership and to explore ways to strengthen the BNCs institutionally.

There are dozens of binational centers spread across all of Brazil. They are open to the public and each center offers a unique mix of programs. The U.S. Mission in Brazil works closely with the binational centers to support English language learning and programming related to U.S. culture, society, and history. Many binational centers offer the TOEFL and other exams required for entry into U.S. universities.

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Wesley Oliveira, Director Maria Inês Arantes, Scott Smith and Academic Coordinator Érika Carvalho

In addition, many Binational Centers host EducationUSA offices, where students can learn about opportunities to study in the United States. You can find more information about the Binational Centers – as well as contact information for the centers themselves – on the Embassy’s website.