EducationUSA Advising Center

Accra, Ghana

Adviser Name(s):Bernice Affotey; Shaakira Raheem
Email:AffoteyB@state.gov RaheemSO@state.gov eacaccra@state.gov
Phone: 233-302-741 531; 233-302-741116 | Fax: 233-302-741 692
Mailing Address: U.S. Embassy No. 24, Fourth Circular Road, Cantonments P.O. Box GP 2288 Accra, Ghana
Walk-Up Address: U.S. Embassy, No. 24, 4th Circular Road Cantonments, Accra
Center Hours:Monday - Thursday:  07:30 - 17:00
 Friday:  07:30 - 12:30
 Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

Center Website: http://ghana.usembassy.gov/educational_advising.html

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Center Description: We provide comprehensive, impartial and current information on US Higher Education and guide qualified applicants through the application process. We are part of a network of 400 EducationUSA Advising Centers in 170 Countries under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.

Located in the US Embassy in Cantonments, Accra, we advise students through group sessions, individual consultations, e-mails, phone calls and through social media tools like Facebook, Skype etc.

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Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Fee One-on-one advising
Free Drop-in advising
Free Regularly scheduled introductory presentations / sessions
Free Computer / internet access/use
Free Library hours
Free Videos, DVDs available to borrow
Fee Test preparation materials for sale
Free Credential attestation

Higher Education Fairs

No higher education fairs have been scheduled.

Program Highlights

Teachers and Counselors Training

High school teachers, counselors and administrators attended a training session to assist their students who are interested in applying to U.S. colleges and universities. This event allowed schools that often have questions about how to support students with the college application process acquire greater knowledge on how the U.S. higher education system works and what they need to do to ensure students succeed in the application process. It also helped EducationUSA to foster better relations with the participants.

Upcoming Events

Date: Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: American Holiday-Center closed!
Date: Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Lincoln Community School
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: 20 Schools from four countries, mainly US and Canada will participate in this fair. Participation is free, only be prepared to show an ID.
3 Calvin College Session
Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Time: 11:30am
Location: EducationUSA Center, U.S. Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: Two representatives of Calvin College will present an information session at the EdUSA Center at 11:30am. Mainly for undergraduates and a few graduate programs in Education. Check out www.calvin.edu.
Bring an ID for check-in.
4 Virtual College fair
Date: Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Time: 9am - 9pm
Location: Online
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: EducationUSA is organizing a virtual fair with CollegeWeekLive. Register at http://goo.gl/pE5B4k and interact with over 100 institutions either from the comfort of your home from 9am-9pmor at the EdUSA Center from 9am-4pm.
5 EducationUSA Intercative Session
Date: Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Time: 3:00pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, U.S. Ambassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: EducationUSA interactive session at 3pm. The link is https://conx.state.gov/event/educationusa-interactive-understanding-the-us-college-classroom/
6 IEW session: Why must we pursue International Education?
Date: Friday, November 21st, 2014
Time: 10am
Location: EducationUSA Center, U.S. Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ghana to present a session on benefits of International Education at 10am on Friday.
For both undergraduate and graduate students. Come and have fun!

Special Programs

Name of program: Competitive College
Contact: Advisor
Brief description of the award, application process:
EducationUSA Competitive College Clubs (CCC) help the best and brightest students apply to competitive U.S. colleges and universities. CCC advisers work intensively to prepare students for the application process. CCC advisers organize student activities including study groups, intensive SAT and ACT preparation, reading assignments, lectures, and community service projects. Students sign a contract detailing their responsibilities, which include attending all meetings during the school year and summer sessions.

Scheduled Pre-Departure Orientations

No pre-departure orientations are currently scheduled.

Country-based Financial Aid Opportunities

Name of program: GETFund
Country: Ghana
Level of Study: Masters
Majors Eligible:
Max amount of award:
Duration of Award: Two-Years
Brief description of the award, application process:

Ghana offers government scholarships on a limited scale. Scholarships in Ghana are centered on the oil industry.


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