Benefits, Overview, and FAQs

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of approximately 400 overseas international student advising centers that promote U.S. higher education by providing prospective international students with accurate, current, and comprehensive information about opportunities to study at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Centers are located in a variety of venues across the globe including U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions, binational centers, and nongovernmental organizations. The benefits to your institution of hosting advisers include the opportunity to:
  1. Introduce your campus community to the services and resources available to the U.S. higher education community through the EducationUSA Network.
  2. Ensure that the EducationUSA network is familiar with your institution and the special programs of study and services that your campus provides to international students.
  3. Help develop the expertise of the EducationUSA network so that advisers can better serve both perspective international students and U.S. institutions.
  4. Advisers may make presentations on home country, trends, predictions, and social media usage.
Advisers’ international travel to the United States is funded by the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For Campus Visits, host institutions must agree to provide funding for all other costs including travel within the U.S. to their location, local transportation, lodging and meals. For Training Institutes, a cost-sharing model may be applicable. Please see RFP for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a Campus Host?
A. A Campus Host is a representative of a U.S. college or university who agrees to arrange a program of activities for an overseas educational adviser or group of advisers.
Q. How long should the visit be?
A. Visits should be approximately two to four days. Host campuses should partner with
neighboring institutions if possible to ensure participants’ exposure to a wide range of institutional types.
Q. What are a Host’s responsibilities?
A. Hosts ensure advisers gain a thorough understanding of their college/university admissions
process, academic program offerings, international student services, and student life on campus.
Q. What should a Campus Visit Itinerary include?
A. Visit the Campus Visit page for more information.