General Info

- 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 of requirements.

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.