U.S. Embassy Riyadh

The Education Advising Offices at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates are certified EducationUSA advising centers affiliated with the United States Department of State.  We offer comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified dividuals on how to best access those opportunities.  Basic services include college counseling, standardized test information, handouts and education-related publications and pre-departure orientations.

Services

One-on-One Advising
Audience: International Students
Advising by Appointments
Audience: International Students
Group Presentations/ Sessions
Audience: International Students
Maintain a College Catalogue Library
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Organize U.S. Higher Ed Orientation Sessions
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Recommend Visits/ Meetings for U.S. Institutions
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Assist in Contacting Local High School Counselors
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Assist in Contacting the Country's Ministry of Education
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Assist U.S. Representatives in Contacting Local Colleges/ Universities
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Participate in College Fairs
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Host DVCs for U.S. Higher Education
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Host Online Chat / Webinar Sessions
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Information on Local Government and Foundation Scholarships
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Verify the Recognition / Certification/ Accreditation of Local Institutions
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Connect U.S. institutions with Possible Partner Universities
Audience: U.S. Higher Education Professionals
Offer Local/ National School Counselor Training
Audience: High School Counsellors

Events

Financial Aid

Program Highlights

International Exposition and Conference on Higher Education
Description: April 15-17, 2015 - Riyadh Expo Center
Pre-departure Orientation for King Abdullah Scholarship Program (KASP) Recipients
Description: The Education Advising Office participated in the Ministry of Higher Education’s pre-departure orientation program for KASP recipients. In addition, during the past 9 months we have hosted 11 three hour orientations in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dhahran, with more than 1,100 students attending overall. These presentations are on-going and are done in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security and the Consular Section.
Education Credential Evaluators Publication. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Its Educational System and Methods of Evaluation
Description: Many US universities have seen a dramatic influx of students from Saudi Arabia. However, resources concerning the Saudi educational system have not kept up with recent changes in the realms of upper secondary education, post-secondary technical and vocational education, higher education for women, the reorganization of colleges under university authority, and accreditation and quality assurance in the tertiary sector, amongst others. This in-depth publication is intended to focus on changes that have occurred in the past decade or so. by Margaret L. Wenger, 2012 http://publications.ece.org

Walk-in Address

U.S. Embassy
Diplomatic Quarter, Across from the United Nations
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Mailing Address

U.S. Embassy, Public Affairs Education Advising Office
P.O. Box 94309
Riyadh 11693
Saudi Arabia

Center Hours

Sunday: 9:00-17:00
Monday: 9:00-17:00
Tuesday: 9:00-17:00
Wednesday: 9:00-17:00
Thursday: 9:00-17:00
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

Phone

+966-1-488-3800, ext 4505 or 4207

Fax

+966-1-488-3988

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