The consultant for cultural and media affairs at the American Embassy in Kuwait, Lourdes Lamila, revealed that he started receiving some applications for renewing school visas, pointing out that “with regard to the rest of the types of requests that require a personal interview, we will not resume these services except when conditions are safe.”
She told Al-Jarida that the Corona epidemic has had a negative impact on travel around the world for sure, and we are all looking forward to resuming safe travel without restrictions, and as we indicated earlier and for health reasons related to Corona virus, personal interviews in the consular section are still suspended.
And the consular section renewed some study and tourist visas without the need for a personal interview, but with conditions that apply to specific groups, because the United States is a major travel destination for Kuwaitis for tourism, study and treatment, and we look forward to the time when travel can return to normal. .
“Whenever personal interviews are safely resumed, we will at the embassy prioritize students and other urgent situations that require urgent travel to the United States,” she said.
Regarding the study of Kuwaiti students in American universities, Lamila explained, “Every university and educational institution will make its own decisions about when and how to start the next semester, so students should communicate continuously with the employee in charge of international students, according to the conditions in each university, some authorities may decide The entire distance learning course is held, while some universities may offer partial resumption of classes in person.
She said that over the past seventy years, the United States has been the number one destination for Kuwaiti students looking for the best higher education in the world, adding that more than 12,000 Kuwaiti students are studying in the United States today, and Kuwaiti American university graduates have held leadership positions in government, the business world, and academia. . We will continue to work with the Ministry of Higher Education and the National Union of Kuwaiti Students, the American branch to support any Kuwaiti student who wants to study in the United States.
Regarding the embassy’s organization of academic exhibitions in light of the Corona pandemic, Lamilla said: “The embassy is now working via online platforms so that the embassy has organized a virtual exhibition of educational guidance for several weeks, and we will continue to do so until conditions allow these mentoring sessions to take place face-to-face.”
She announced that the academic advisor to the US embassy in Kuwait is ready to provide assistance to those who need it when applying to American universities.