About EducationUSA

Located in 170 countries, EducationUSA centers help millions of students find accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities. This includes information about application procedures, standardized test requirements, student visas, financial aid, and the full range of accredited U.S. higher education institutions.

The EducationUSA network is supported by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. EducationUSA advisers and staff work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student enrollment and help promote study abroad opportunities for U.S. citizens.

Advising centers are staffed by EducationUSA advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience studying in the United States and have U.S. State Department-approved training about the U.S. higher education system and application processes.

EducationUSA centers Advising Centers may be located in U.S. embassies and consulates, or in a variety of partner institutions, including Fulbright commissions; bi-national cultural centers; U.S. nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) such as AMIDEAST and American Councils/ACCELS; and foreign NGOs, universities, and libraries.

EducationUSA Advising Center Services

For Prospective International Students

With thousands of accredited U.S. colleges and universities in the United States, where do you begin to find the one that is right for you?

Whether you plan to pursue an undergraduate, graduate, English language, or short-term program, EducationUSA’s “Your 5 Steps to U.S. Study” helps you fulfill your goal through the following steps:

  1. Research Your Options
  2. Complete Your Application
  3. Finance Your Studies
  4. Apply for Your Student Visa
  5. Prepare for Your Departure

Professional advisers in hundreds of EducationUSA Advising Centers guide students in their search for institutions or programs of study in the United States that meet their individual needs. Advisers can help you understand the application process, establish timelines, prepare to take required tests, learn about the U.S. student visa process, and make a smooth transition to a U.S. campus.

Your journey to study in the United States begins today.


For U.S. Higher Education Community

The U.S. higher education community collaborates with EducationUSA to attract qualified international students to U.S. campuses. EducationUSA assists U.S. college and university recruiting and admissions staff by providing information on trends in higher education overseas, foreign education systems, the importance of recruiting international students, how to utilize the network to recruit effectively, and how to maintain an international-student friendly campus and website.

The EducationUSA global network offers a variety of services to assist U.S. higher education institutions with international student recruitment.  EducationUSA advisers can help in the development of  international enrollment plans and with strategies for reaching students. Explore how the network can help you recruit, enroll, connect, and engage with international students on the EducationUSA website.       


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