Malawi EducationUSA Advising Center

Lilongwe, Malawi

Adviser Name(s):Faith Chitawo
Phone: +265-1-772-222 ext 5213 | Fax: +265-1-771-142
Mailing Address: The EducationUSA Adviser Public Affairs Section, US Embassy Old Mutual Building, City Center P.O. Box 30016 Lilongwe, Malawi
Walk-Up Address: Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Robert Mugabe Crescent Old Mutual Building City Center, Lilongwe
Center Hours:Monday:  09:00 - 16:30
 Tuesday - Thursday:  08:30 - 16:00
 Friday:  08:30 - 12:00
 Saturday - Sunday:  Closed

Center Website: http://lilongwe.usembassy.gov/advising_services.html

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Center Description: The EducationUSA Advising Center is located in the IRC at the Public Affairs Section, seperate from U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe. We also do advising in collaboration with American Corner in Mzuzu, Blantyre, Zomba, the 3 major regions in Malawi. Our center is open five days a week and we take both walk-ins and by appointments. We also have a very vibrant United States Achievers Program that helps talented undergraduate but undeprivileged students to gain access to higher education in the U.S.

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USAP in session

Advising Center Services

Cost Service
Free One-on-one advising
Free Advising by appointment
Free Drop-in advising
Free Regularly scheduled introductory presentations / sessions
Both Computer / internet access/use
Free Library hours

Higher Education Fairs

No higher education fairs have been scheduled.

Program Highlights

USAP program

EducationUSA Malawi has a vibrant USAP program. USAP assists highly-talented, economically-disadvantaged high school students to negotiate and finance the the admission and financial aid process and thus to access higher education opportunities in the US. USAP started in Malawi in 2006.

College Fair

Every other year, we try host a local education fair at a large hotel in Malawi, usually in the Capital City, Lilongwe. The last one was in held January 2012.

MOOC Camps

EducationUSA Malawi has begun to place an emphasis on using MOOC Camps as part of their advising strategies. MOOCs will be central in supporting youth engagement activities by building skills relevant to the job market through short-term online youth entrepreneurship and leadership courses as well as exposing Malawian students to American style of teaching and a wider range of universities.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events are currently scheduled.

Special Programs

Name of program: Opportunity
Contact: lilongwe@educationusa.info +265-1-772-222 ext 5212
Brief description of the award, application process:
Opportunity funds, available through EducationUSA advising centers in many countries, support exceptionally well-qualified students of limited financial means with the up-front costs of applying to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at accredited U.S. colleges and universities. Opportunity funds may be used to pay the costs of test preparation and fees, visa and application fees, transportation costs, books, and settling-in allowances.

Name of program: USAP
Contact: lilongwe@educationusa.info +265-1-772-222 ext 5212
Brief description of the award, application process:
The U.S. Student Achievers Program (USAP) helps youth negotiate the intricate admission and financial aid processes at highly selective institutions in the United States, while also creating strong cohorts that offer mutual support throughout and beyond the admission process. USAP students represent some of the best and brightest students in their nations. USAP participants embody the following four qualities: academic excellence, demonstrated leadership potential, an ethos of giving back to community, and economic disadvantage.

Name of program: Competitive College
Contact: lilongwe@educationusa.info +265-1-772-222 ext 5212
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

No Financial Aid Opportunities at this time.


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