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Micronesia, Federated States of


The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is a group of islands located in the Western Pacific three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and Indonesia. Formerly a UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Micronesia gained independence in 1991. The capitol is Paliki and the population is 105,000.


As a former territory of the United States, all schools in Micronesia follow the U.S. education system. Please see the United States of America profile. K-12 education is under the FSM National Government Department of Education. More information can be found here. Higher education accreditation in Micronesia falls under the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The language of instruction in Micronesia is English.

N.B.: Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are neither citizens nor nationals of the United States. And even though citizens of the FSM are not required to obtain a visa before traveling to the United States, they may be denied admission at the border. Please see the 2015 Fact Sheet from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which outlines travel regulations for citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).


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