EducationUSA 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.
The total number of centers varies, but currently there more than 400 EducationUSA advising centers worldwide. These centers share a common goal: assisting students in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities. Advising centers are staffed by EducationUSA Advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience studying in the United States.
Advising Center Levels
Advising centers in the EducationUSA network are organized by three levels of service: Comprehensive, Standard, and Reference. When searching for an adviser or advising center, it is helpful to know the level of service you can expect.
Please note that centers generally meet the majority of requirements for the level. However, some centers may not provide every single service listed for the level to receive the EducationUSA service designation.
Centers may be upgraded or removed, depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, U.S. Department of State funding, cooperating partner funding, regional or country priorities for U.S. foreign policy, host country policy/regulations, and international student recruitment needs for the U.S. higher education community.