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Brown University graduates pass through the Van Winkle Gates during the procession before commencement ceremonies in Providence, R.I., Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)


EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, unbiased, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides services to U.S. higher education professionals to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education.

EducationUSA China is based in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and in the Consulates General in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenyang. EducationUSA China has seven experienced advisers assisting Chinese students to access the full range of U.S. higher educational opportunities. All of EducationUSA China services are free of charge.

EducationUSA advisers provide an array of in-person and virtual programs to Chinese students and their parents. We encourage Chinese students to follow the 5-step “do-it-yourself” approach to apply for U.S. study. Our programs aim to help students find the institution and program that best fits their interests and career goals, and to prepare them for studying in the United States.

EducationUSA China advisers work closely with U.S. higher education professionals, organizing myriad activities for student recruitment, networking, and institutional partnership-building throughout China. We provide information about the Chinese education system and assistance with outreach in China.

EducationUSA China advises students online through its official website and social media:

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Information Sessions

EducationUSA information sessions provide information about undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree programs in the United States. Many U.S. higher education professionals join us as guest speakers. Topics include the 5-step “Do-it-yourself” application process, selecting majors, student visas, college essays, career planning, and many more.

Students at information fair

Education Fairs

EducationUSA education fairs take place throughout the year and feature a variety of programs including undergraduate and graduate studies, summer programs, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, LLM and J.D. programs, and standardized testing services. Fairs are great opportunities for students and parents to meet directly with the U.S. higher education professionals to learn about the U.S. institutions.

Students at a workshop


EducationUSA workshops cover a variety of topics such as the undergraduate and graduate application process, pre-departure orientation, college essays, academic writing, and graduate school personal statements. In a smaller and interactive setting, students and parents explore ideas and discuss issues together to discover answers to their personal questions about U.S. studies.

Parent discussions

Parents Chat Group

EducationUSA Parents Chat Group is an informal monthly forum for Chinese parents to meet each other and with EducationUSA advisers to discuss their questions and concerns about preparing their children to study in the United States. U.S. HEI professionals sometimes participate in the chat group.

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Parents Club

EducationUSA Parents Club is a series of programs that bring parents together to share information and personal experiences about planning and sending their children to study in the United States. Guest speakers are local and U.S. educators, student alumni, and parents.

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One on One advising

EducationUSA advisers meet with students and parents individually in one-on-one advising sessions to discuss their personal concerns and issues about U.S. studies. Sign up early for one of these sessions.

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Assisting U.S. higher education professionals

EducationUSA advisers assist U.S. higher education professionals to achieve their institutional goals in China. We invite them to present information in our public programs, to join us on outreach trips, and to meet with our advisers to share resources and to discuss cooperation.

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EducationUSA advisers frequently visit and present information at local schools near EducationUSA Centers and in various venues around China. U.S. higher education professionals are welcome to join advisers on outreach.