Consular Outreach in Bolivia’s Economic Capital

expocruzConsular staff took advantage of the Santa Cruz ExpoCruz commercial fair to lead extensive outreach on study opportunities in the United States and to conduct fraud prevention activities in advance of the 2016 Diversity Visa Program. In addition to promoting tourism and study at the stand of the bi-national center (Centro Boliviano Americano), consular staff delivered three presentations demystifying the student visa process at three large private universities in Bolivia’s economic capital. Attracting more than 400 students, the events improved understanding of the process of study in the United States.  Separately, consular staff organized the first town hall meeting for American citizens in Santa Cruz since 2012.