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EducationUSA Advising Center

Accra, Ghana

Adviser Name(s):Bernice Affotey; Ethel Caulley
Email:AffoteyB@state.gov CaulleyE@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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Teacher/Counselor training on 'How to Support Your Students through the Admission Process'

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

1 Representatives from Grand Valley State University, Michigan meets with students.
Date: Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, US Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: Rebecca Hambleton and her team from Grand Valley State University, Michigan discusses opportunities for students at GVSU and their admission requirements.
 
2 CCC Meeting with Dr. Susan Wilcox
Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, US Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: Dr. Susan Wilcox leads a discussion on the book 'Amerikanah' and life in America as a foreign student.
 
3 Beginner's Information Session for Graduates
Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Time: 1:15 pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, US Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: This session provides information on graduate study in the US; how to choose schools, admission components and planning.
 
4 Beginner's Information Session for Undergraduates
Date: Monday, March 9th, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, US Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: This is a routine introductory session for students interested in college education in the US. Provides information on the application process, selection of schools and admission requirements.
 
5 Maryville University, St. Louis Missouri visits EducationUSA Center.
Date: Monday, March 9th, 2015
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, US Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: Kirstin Kahaloa and her team from Maryville University, Missouri discusses opportunities for students and admission requirements at Maryville.
 
6 Beginner's Information Session for Graduates
Date: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
Time: 1:15 pm
Location: EducationUSA Center, US Embassy
Intended Audience: Students
Other Information: This session provides information on graduate study in the US; how to choose schools, admission components and planning.
 

Special Programs

Name of program: Competitive College
Deadline:
Contact: EducationUSA Advisors
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
Deadline:
Country: Ghana
Level of Study: Masters
Majors Eligible:
Max amount of award:
Duration of Award: Two-Years
Website:
Email:
Contact:
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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