- About EducationUSA
EducationUSA is a network of hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries,
where millions of international students each year find accurate, comprehensive,
and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and
universities. The EducationUSA network is supported by the U.S. Department of
State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which strives to
foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the
people of other countries.
Advising centers are staffed by EducationUSA advisers, many of whom have
first-hand experience studying in the United States. Advisers adhere to
EducationUSA ethical standards, abide by the EducationUSA policy to refrain from
working with commission-based recruitment agents, and have U.S. State
Department-approved training about the U.S. higher education system and
application processes. Regional educational advising coordinators (REACs)
provide guidance, leadership and training to advisers.
In addition to providing print and online materials at EducationUSA Advising
Centers, advisers reach prospective student audiences through fairs and outreach
events at local schools, universities, and other public venues. Extending
outreach beyond personal interaction, the network reaches millions of students
through websites, webinars, and social media platforms. Explaining the
incredibly diverse U.S. higher education landscape and decentralized admission
process for thousands of U.S. institutions is a monumental task.
EducationUSA has simplified the path a prospective international student takes
to reach his/her goal of studying in the United States with "Your
5 Steps to U.S. Study"
(1) Research Your Options,
(2) Complete Your Application,
(3) Finance Your Studies,
(4) Apply for Your Student Visa, and
(5) Prepare for Your Departure.
- About EducationUSA Advising Center in Albania
In Albania, a growing number of students seek opportunities for further
education in the United States, in programs offering a first degree as well as
in graduate-level courses. Now, all the interested students have available a
center where everyone can get free information for education in the USA.
The center is open to the public and its services are available for
undergraduate and graduate studies. The center also handles inquiries on all
aspects of United States education.
With its library of reference books, American university catalogue collection,
handouts, CD-ROMs and internet access, the Advising Center provides the most
comprehensive source of information in Albania about U.S. higher education.
The Advising Center maintains close ties with the US Embassy in Albania and they
share information to each other in order to help students for the whole profile
in USA Education.
EducationUSA Advising Center in Albania is located at Marin Barleti University,
in order to have the appropriate space and library acces according to any kind
The center provides information on:
- how to define study objectives and find appropriate institutions;
- admissions requirements for study in a particular field;
- testing requirements (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT, GED, ACT, etc.);
- test preparation materials;
- possible sources of financial assistance;
- application procedures;
- adjusting to academic and cultural life in the U.S.;
- scholarship opportunities.