EducationUSA''s team of regional educational advising coordinators (REACs) are great resources for understanding the various issues in their regions that impact student mobility. REACs develop and guide the EducationUSA network by providing leadership and training to advisers and by assessing centers. Our current REAC corps includes:
- Africa South & East: Clara Priester
- Africa West & Central: Nancy Keteku
- Americas - Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay: Rita Moriconi
- Americas - North & Central Americas and the Caribbean: Maria Mercedes Salmon
- Americas - Western and Northern South America: Rosemarie Arens
- Asia - Northeast: Christina Chandler
- Asia - Northeast Asia & the Pacific: Rosie Edmond
- Asia - Southeast: Currently Vacant
- Eurasia and the Baltics: Ann Merrill
- India & Central Asia: Ishrat Jahan
- Middle East and North Africa: Karen Bauer
- Northern and Central Europe, Turkey: Chris Medalis
- South Asia: Kathleen Kisting Alam
- Southern Europe: Cheryl Francisconi
EducationUSA advisers around the world help you understand the most effective ways to recruit in particular regions.
Advising centers in the EducationUSA network provide one of three levels of service: Comprehensive, Standard, and Reference. When searching for an adviser or advising center, it is helpful to know the level of service you can expect. Disclaimer: Centers should meet the majority of requirements (not necessarily all) to receive the designation given to them by EducationUSA.
Dozens of countries have government or privately sponsored scholarship programs that help their students finance study in the United States. Institutions recruiting in these countries should be aware of these programs as they reach out to prospective students. Visit the REAC pages for lists of sponsored-student programs available in their regions.
The Special EducationUSA Programs section contains information on the following topics:
- EducationUSA Opportunity Funds
- Competitive College Clubs
- U.S. Student Achievers Program (USAP)
- NeXXt Scholars Initiative
The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is published annually by the Institute of International Education with support from the U.S. Department of State''s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The data presented in Open Doors are obtained each year through surveys sent to accredited U.S. institutions, which report on the international students enrolled at their colleges and universities. Consider student mobility trends from Open Doors when planning your international student recruitment.
Since the first EducationUSA Forum in 2010, regional educational advising coordinators (REACs) have presented the latest trends, highlights, and tips to help U.S. institutions recruit in their regions. The EducationUSA Global Guide is a publication designed to enhance your international student recruitment strategic planning with:
- An introduction to EducationUSA''s mission and structure
- Global and region-specific recruiting strategies
- Tips on using EducationUSA services
- Recent trends and key information on six world regions: East Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere
- Government and private funding sources from each world region
- Virtual and social media strategies to connect with prospective students
- Best times to interact with students in each region
- Information about U.S. study abroad
EducationUSA Country Fact Sheets provide information on education systems, academic calendars, links to education ministries, and more. From the individual REAC pages, you can generate a PDF fact sheet with relevant information for recruiting in a particular country. Select the country name from the list to access the fact sheet of your choice.
Each EducationUSA Advising Center has a page on this site with information specifically for U.S. higher education professionals, including downloadable Center Fact Sheets in PDF format. Center Pages provide information on preferred fields and levels of study, center contact information, program highlights, and recent trends.
EducationUSA advisers help admissions officers understand foreign educational systems, including years of education required, language of instruction, credentials, grading scales, and more. Advisers can also help you understand profiles of typical student applicants from their countries. Each of the following items can be found on each center's page or collectively for a region on the REAC's page that you can access when logged into our site.
EducationUSA advisers are on-the-ground experts that provide support for institutions wanting information on the academic credentials presented by student applicants.
- Grading Scales
What does a 55% equate to on a U.S. grading scale? Find this information on Country Fact Sheets or by contacting an EducationUSA adviser.
This collection of searchable documents allows representatives to retrieve presentations, conference registration materials, and other resources quickly.