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Alerts and Messages

Alerts and Messages

You can view the Department of State’s Travel Advisories and Health Alerts here and the regularly updated Center for Disease Control's Travel Health Notices here.

For additional information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC's dedicated website

PoStponed: EducationUSA Western Hemisphere Regional Forum

ALERT (March 13, 2020): The 2020 EducationUSA Western Hemisphere Regional Forum has been POSTPONED.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Our team is exploring the prospect of hosting the event in fall 2020.  Registration will reopen once official dates can be confirmed.

EducationUSA 2020 Southeast Asia Fair Tour and COVID-19

ALERT (March 2, 2020):  In an abundance of caution, and following recent Thai Ministry of Higher Education recommendations against large public gatherings, the EducationUSA Fair planned for March 21 in Bangkok, Thailand has been canceled. The cancellation also includes the Networking Night on March 20. The recent announcement is in addition to a previous cancelation of fair events in Vietnam, Brunei, and Singapore (previously announced). We apologize for the inconvenience. Our EducationUSA Thailand team will follow up shortly with all institutions registered for Bangkok to make arrangements for refunds. Please understand that the refund process may take some time to complete – we appreciate your understanding and patience.  The U.S. Embassy Bangkok appreciates your support and we are looking forward to working with you in the near future.

ALERT (February 5, 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.