Alerts and Messages
Alerts and Messages
EducationUSA 2020 Southeast Asia Fair Tour
ALERT (February 8, 2020) : Based on local government restrictions on large public gatherings, the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam and the U.S. Embassy in Singapore have recommended canceling the fair stops in those countries. As a result, the fairs planned for March 5-8 in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang, Vietnam and the event scheduled for March 14 in Singapore have been canceled. Our planning team will follow up shortly with all institutions registered for these stops to make arrangements for changes and/or refunds.
All other fair destinations are moving forward as planned at this time. We continue to monitor U.S. State Department travel advisories and to consult with our colleagues on the ground in all fair tour destinations. If the viability of hosting a safe and successful fair in any other destination changes, and our colleagues at U.S. diplomatic missions recommend canceling any other events, we will inform you immediately.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
EducationUSA China Fair Tour and the Coronavirus
ALERT (February 2, 2020): On February 2, 2020 the U.S. State Department raised its Travel Advisory Level for China to Level Four, advising citizens not to travel to China due to novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.
Given the information in the travel advisory, the upcoming EducationUSA China Fair Tour is postponed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe this is the best and most responsible course of action to protect health and well-being.
Alert for International Students
ALERT (April 5, 2018): The U.S. Department of State has been notified of several cases of attempted blackmail involving persons claiming to be representatives of either 1) U.S. institutions of higher education, 2) EducationUSA, or 3) the U.S. Department of State. These incidents involve calls or emails to current students or graduates of U.S. colleges or universities alleging that if the student does not pay an amount of money, usually to authenticate a degree or enrollment status, that the student will face consequences including losing his/her employment, deportation from his/her country of residence, or losing his/her degree. Please exercise caution and contact your educational institution directly, or local EducationUSA center to follow up on any such calls. EducationUSA will never request payment for any service in this way, and does not authenticate diplomas or enrollment. You should also contact local law enforcement agencies as appropriate. EducationUSA only promotes institutions accredited by accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.