On Thursday March 5th, American Center in Bamako, hosted viewing party for the EducationUSA Interactive program on “Financing U.S. Studies”. The target audience for the live Facebook event was youth, teachers and aspiring international students. Higher education experts and international students provided information on ways international students can take to finance an education at U.S. colleges or universities. The session was very informative and covered merit-based scholarships, financial aid, grants, loans, student employment opportunities and many other available opportunities for international students. The program provided Malian students and teachers, across the country, with a better understanding of the U.S. educational system and means to finance studies as an international student and promote studying in the U.S. and EducationUSA online resources. A side event was organized before the interactive live session to discuss five steps to access U.S universities and colleges and American Center Bamako’s programs and resources. 45people participated in the viewing party.