Baku / Tbilisi / Yerevan / St. Petersburg / Moscow / Vilnius / Tallinn / Riga / Minsk / Odesa / Kyiv

EducationUSA Eurasia and Baltic Tour 2018

The EducationUSA Eurasia Tour is an annual event with fair sites in the Baltic region participating every two to three years

RECRUIT the best students. EXPAND your contacts. INCREASE your market share.

QUALITY STUDENTS

All students who attend EducationUSA fairs have a strong command of English, are academically strong, and are interested studying in the U.S.A.

DIRECT DIALOGUE

Establish direct contacts with students and parents. Follow up after the tour. Recruit the best students.

HIGH LEVEL EVENTS

The EducationUSA Eurasia Tour is an annual event. You can take part in the entire tour or select the individual cities that fit your strategic recruitment plans.

Learn more about the Eurasia and Baltic Tour

The tour starts October 20 in Baku and ends November 10 in Kyiv .

With over 20 years of expertise in the Eurasia market, EducationUSA focuses on the quality of students, not just the quantity. The fair visitors are carefully targeted by online campaigns, webinars, and hundreds of outreach events in each city prior to the tour.  We promote your schools offline and online according to your profile. We also assist you with transfers, logistics for shipping materials, local cultural programs, suggested accommodation and itineraries, and visa advice.

Here is what the Tour participants say:

“This was one of the best tours I have ever participated in. It was obvious the EducationUSA staff worked very hard to create a wonderful and productive experience for participating schools and students. I would come back to this region in a heartbeat.” 

“Very memorable experience. One of the best recruitment travel experiences ever!”

“This was probably the best organized EducationUSA tour I have ever taken part in.”

 “I appreciated being able to participate in 2 workshops and speak to students at an advising center.”

“EducationUSA is doing a fantastic job. We will only be participating in fairs hosted by EducationUSA.”

“Awesome value for the fee.”

INFO WEBINAR
5000

TOTAL TOUR ATTENDEES

11

FAIRS

85

AVERAGE TOEFL SCORE FOR ALL 9 COUNTRIES

6700

FULL TOUR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (USD)

Katherine Scodova

Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Europe and Eurasia

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to the 8th Annual EducationUSA Eurasia and Baltic Tour!

As you probably know, EducationUSA’s mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange. Your participation in our fairs is an important way for us to achieve this mission by showcasing the diversity of U.S. higher education and by connecting you to undiscovered talent in the region.

The Eurasia and Baltic Tour takes you to nine countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine, and these annual events are the only U.S. focused higher education fairs in the region. Along the tour, you will meet close to 5,000 students and parents who are determined to pursue their higher education goals in the U.S.

In each city, you will meet with EducationUSA advisers, who not only will organize successful fairs but also introduce you to their local cultures, brief you on the mobility and economic trends in their countries, and provide opportunities for networking with local education partners. In Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan , St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga, Minsk, Odesa and Kyiv, you will meet students from diverse social and economic backgrounds with strong English language skills and interests in all fields and levels of study.

On this page, you will find all of the necessary information to register, including fees, terms and conditions, and suggested travel itineraries. The early-bird registration rate is available until June 30, and the final registration will be closed on August 31. Should you wish to receive a recorded information webinar, please  write to us and we will email you the link.

We look forward to welcoming you to our region this fall!

The registration is over.
We will be happy to see you in 2019.

In you have any questions, please contact Indira Mukhamedova at imukhamedova@educationusa.org

BENEFITS of the 2018 EducationUSA Eurasia and Baltic Tour

1.

Participate in EducationUSA fairs in eleven cities: Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan , St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga, Minsk, Odesa, and Kyiv.

2.

Meet thousands of potential applicants on the tour. Increase your market share and enhance the image of your institution in the region.  

3.

Meet EducationUSA staff in each city. Get support for your future activities. Take part in a country briefing – debriefings.

4.

Participate in presentations (seminars, panel discussions) with students and parents during the tour.

5.

Strengthen relationships with your alumni and pre-fair contacts by inviting them to your fair table.

6.

Receive extensive pre-tour promotion through social media, direct e-mail, and newsletters to our wide network.

Meet your hosts in each city

Questions? Contact us or take part in an our WEBINAR.

Meet our amazing EducationUSA staff who will accompany you in each city. Click on an image to read more about what to expect at each Fair throughout the Eurasia Tour.

CONTACT US INFO WEBINAR

EducationUSA Ukraine, Kyiv

Liz Shchepetylnykova

EducationUSA Azerbaijan, Baku

Ramila Verdiyeva

EducationUSA Russia, Saint Petersburg

Irina Nikolaeva

EducationUSA Lithuania, Vilnius

Renata Zukovska

EducationUSA Riga, Latvia

Asnate Kivle

EducationUSA Georgia, Tbilisi

Dali Khomeriki

EducationUSA Russia, Moscow

Indira Mukhamedova

EducationUSA Armenia, Yerevan

Shushanna Abovyan

EducationUSA Lithuania, Vilnius

Zaneta Savickiene

EducationUSA Belarus

Belarus Team

TOUR AGENDA

Saturday, Oct. 20

9:30AM

Departure from the Hotel to the High school (TBD) – transportation provided

9:30AM - 10:00AM

10:30AM

Fair at school

10:30AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM

Fair wrap up and back to the hotel (transportation provided)

11:30AM - 12:30PM

01:00PM

Lunch at the Hotel (not provided, on your own)

01:00PM - 02:00PM

02:00PM

Free time

02:00PM - 03:30PM

03:30PM

Fair set-up in Park Inn

03:30PM - 04:00PM

03:00PM

Presentation by one of the representatives 15:00-15:30 Visa Application presentation 15:30- 16:00

03:00PM - 04:00PM

04:00PM

EducationUSA Fair

04:00PM - 07:00PM

07:00PM

Fair wrap-up

07:00PM - 07:15PM

07:15PM

Departure from Park Inn for Reception

07:15PM - 07:45PM

07:45PM

Reception (transportation provided)

07:45PM - 09:00PM

09:00PM

Back to the hotel (transportation provided)

09:00PM - 09:30PM

Sunday, Oct. 21

03:20AM

Departure from the Hotel to the airport (Bus provided).Departure time: 3:20 pm.

03:20AM - 04:00AM

05:00PM

GDY-TBS flight: Travel to Georgia flight 6:00pm-19:15 pm

05:00PM - 09:15PM

Sunday, Oct.21

7:15PM

Arrival in Tbilisi, EducationUSA Adviser Dali Khomeriki will meet you at the airport with the sign EducationUSA

7:15PM -

08:00PM

Deliver to the recommended hotel, Check in

08:00PM -

09:00PM

Recommend places for no-host dinner or rest.

09:00PM -

Monday, Oct.22

08:45 AM

Depart for school visits: pick up from the recommended hotel

08:45 AM -

9:30AM

School Visit 1: American Academy in Tbilisi, one of the premier suppliers of students for study abroad. American Liberal Arts type of school. http://www.gzaat.org/

9:30AM - 10:30AM

10:40AM

School Visit 2: British-Georgian Academy (5 min drive from the American Academy), the school follows British curriculum and awards A-Levels. Meeting with students and staff. http://bga.ge/

10:40AM - 11:45AM

12:00PM

School Visit 3: Tbilisi Public School for Physics and Mathematics “Komarovi”, national school with STEM students.

12:00PM - 01:30PM

02:30PM

Drive by bus and Lunch at Mtskheta, old capital of Georgia, 30 min drive from Tbilisi

02:30PM - 03:30PM

03:45PM

Tour of Mtskheta to be followed by the bus/walking tour of Tbilisi Dinner options open/ TBC US Embassy PAO-hosted/participated dinner

03:45PM - 06:30PM

Tuesday, Oct.23

11:00 AM

Meeting with GOG Scholarship Board

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30PM

Lunch

12:30PM -

02:30PM

Arrive at the Fair Venue for the table set up.

02:30PM -

03:00PM

US Education Fair

03:00PM - 06:00PM

07:00PM

Farewell Dinner at the Ethnic Restaurant, hosted by EducationUSA/Center for International Education

07:00PM - 08:30PM

Wednesday, Oct.24

07:00 AM

Departure to Yerevan. 7:00 am flight

07:00 AM -

Wednesday, Oct. 24

07:00AM

Tbilisi (TBS) — Yerevan (EVN). Transfer to the Hotel (for those who are booked at a recommended Hotel)

07:00AM - 07:30AM

11:00AM

Country Briefing. Meeting the EducationUSA Fair Volunteers

11:00AM - 12:30AM

01:00PM

Lunch (EducationUSA Armenia and U.S. Embassy, Yerevan Armenia, TBC)

01:00PM - 02:30PM

05:00PM

Possible Seminars, panels, lectures, school visits-TBC

05:00PM - 07:00PM

07:00PM

Evening: Optional: city walks with EducationUSA Volunteers

07:00PM - 09:00PM

Thursday, Oct, 25

03:00PM

Fair Set up

03:00PM - 04:00PM

04:00PM

EducationUSA Fair

04:00PM - 06:30PM

Friday, Oct. 26

11:30AM

FLIGHT TO SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

11:30AM -

Friday, Oct. 26

12:00PM

EVN – LED FLIGHT. ARRIVING AT LED (SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA)

12:00PM - 03:00PM

03:00PM

TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL (FOR THOSE WHO ARE BOOKED AT A RECOMMENDED HOTEL)

03:00PM - 03:45PM

06:00PM

EVENING: WELCOME DINNER BY EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA (TBC)

06:00PM - 09:00PM

09:00PM

CULTURAL EXCURSION WITH EDUCATIONUSA VOLUNTEERS; Every representative will have contact of its personal volunteer

09:00PM - 10:00PM

Saturday, Oct. 27

10:30PM

COUNTRY BRIEFING WITH EDUCATIONUSA ADVISERS: THE ART OF SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT IN RUSSIA. Venue: Angleterre Hotel St Petersburg

10:30PM - 11:30PM

11:30PM

MEET YOUR VOLUNTEERS. VENUE: Angleterre Hotel St Petersburg

11:30PM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR PROGRAM (SEMINARS, PANELS, LECTURES)

12:00PM - 05:00PM

01:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR (U.S. SCHOOLS)

01:00PM - 05:00PM

03:00PM

COFFEE BREAK (PROVIDED DURING FAIR)

03:00PM - 03:30PM

05:30PM

TRANSFER TO THE TRAIN STATION. DEPARTURE TO MOSCOW

05:30PM - 06:30PM

07:00PM

TRAIN JOURNEY FROM SAINT PETERSBURG TO MOSCOW

07:00PM - 11:00PM

11:00PM

TRANSFER FROM THE TRAIN STATION TO THE HOTEL (FOR THOSE WHO ARE BOOKED AT A RECOMMENDED HOTEL)

11:00PM - 11:30PM

Sunday, Oct. 28

11:30AM

MEET YOUR VOLUNTEERS. VENUE: Soglasie Hall

11:30AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR PROGRAM (SEMINARS, PANELS, LECTURES)

12:00PM - 05:00PM

13:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR (U.S. SCHOOLS)

13:00PM - 05:00PM

02:00PM

COFFEE BREAK (PROVIDED DURING FAIR)

02:00PM - 02:30PM

06:00PM

EVENING: FAREWELL DINNER BY EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA (TBC)

06:00PM - 08:00PM

08:00PM

FREE TIME OR CITY WALKS WITH EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA VOLUNTEERS

08:00PM - 10:00PM

Monday, Oct. 29

11:00AM

TRANSFER FROM THE HOTEL THE AIRPORT (TRANSPORT PROVIDED)

11:00AM - 12:00PM

02:00AM

SVO – VNO FLIGHT. ARRIVING AT VNO (VILNIUS, Lithuania).

02:00AM - 04:00PM

Monday, Oct. 29

09:35 AM

Arriving at Vilnius airport

09:35 AM -

09:50 AM

Transfer to the hotel

09:50 AM -

01:00 PM

Lunch at the hotel (not provided, on your own)

01:00 PM -

02:30 PM

Free time or city walk/ excursion to Trakai

02:30 PM -

Tuesday, Oct. 30

09:00 AM

School visits

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Lunch at the hotel (not provided, on your own)

12:00 PM -

01:30 PM

Fair set-up

01:30 PM -

02:00 PM

EducationUSA Fair

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

03:00 PM

EducationUSA Fair Programm (Seminars, Panels, Lectures)

03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

06:30 PM

Farewell Dinner

06:30 PM -

Wednesday, Oct. 31

07:00 AM

Transfer to the airport

07:00 AM -

08:35 AM

Flight to Tallinn

08:35 AM -

Wednesday, Oct. 31

10:00 AM

Arrival to Tallinn. Transfer to the hotel.

10:00 AM -

11:30 AM

Guided walking tour is old town and lunch in a medieval restaurant Olde Hansa

11:30 AM -

02:00 PM

School visits

02:00 PM -

04:00 PM

Free time

04:00 PM -

Thursday, Nov. 1

09:00 AM

School visits or free time. Lunch

09:00 AM -

02:00 PM

Arrival to the Fair venue, Nordic Hotel Forum. Set-up

02:00 PM -

02:00 PM

Seminars and presentations (Room Arcturus)

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

03:00 PM

EducationUSA FAIR (Room Capella)

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

06:30 PM

Networking Dinner with local educators and US alumni (sponsored)

06:30 PM -

Friday, Nov. 2

09:00 AM

School visits, meetings or free time

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

02:30 PM

Departure from the hotel to the airport

02:30 PM -

04:45 PM

Flight to Riga

04:45 PM -

Saturday, Nov. 3

09:00AM

Setting up

09:00AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

EducationUSA Fair

10:00AM - 01:00PM

01:00PM

Lunch/exhibition visit/short films

01:00PM - 02:30PM

02:30PM

Presentations

02:30PM - 03:30PM

04:00PM

Cultural excursions

04:00PM - 05:00PM

Sunday, Nov. 4

03:00 PM

Arrival to Minsk and transfer from the airport to the recommended hotel, lunch

03:00 PM -

05:00 PM

Meeting with cohort advising students, presentations and discussions

05:00 PM -

07:00 PM

Free time in Minsk or optional city walk with EducationUSA Belarus volunteers

07:00 PM -

Monday, Nov. 5

10:00 AM

Country briefing “Recruiting students from Belarus” with EducationUSA

10:00 AM -

01:00 PM

Lunch at the traditional Belarusian restaurant

01:00 PM -

02:30 PM

Guided city tour on bus or visit to Dudutki (http://www.dudutki.by/en/)

02:30 PM -

06:00 PM

Networking dinner with EducationUSA and local partners

06:00 PM -

08:00 PM

Free time in Minsk

08:00 PM -

Tuesday, Nov. 6

01:00 PM

Lunch (e.g., http://kuhmistr.gusto.by/)

01:00 PM -

02:00 PM

Arrival to the fair venue, set up

02:00 PM -

02:30 PM

Pre-fair presentations by U.S. reps

02:30 PM -

04:00 PM

EducationUSA Fair

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

06:00 PM

Closing presentation/panel discussion with U.S. HEI representatives moderated by EducationUSA Belarus

06:00 PM -

Wednesday, Nov. 7

05:00 AM

Departures from hotel (based on flight schedule, TBD)

05:00 AM -

Wednesday, Nov. 7

01:00PM

University representatives arrive to Odesa (flight B2849) and transfer from the airport to the recommended hotel (Hotel Bristol)

01:00PM - 02:00PM

03:30PM

Country Briefing “Recruiting Students in Ukraine with EducationUSA”

03:30PM - 05:30PM

Thursday, Nov. 8

11:00AM

Optional walking tour with EducationUSA volunteers

11:00AM - 01:00PM

02:00PM

Meeting with local students from ACCESS program of the US Government

02:00PM - 03:30PM

03:30PM

Transfer to Fair Venue (Hotel Bristol)

03:30PM - 04:00PM

03:30PM

Transfer to Fair Venue

03:30PM - 04:00PM

04:00PM

Fair Set-up

04:00PM - 06:00PM

05:00PM

Pre-Fair workshop by US university representatives

05:00PM - 06:00PM

06:00PM

U.S. Higher Education Fair 6:15pm Local government and U.S. Embassy representatives open the Fair

06:00PM - 08:00PM

Friday, Nov. 9

05:00AM

Departure from the recommended hotel to the airport for Kyiv (recommended flight PS56)

05:00AM -

Friday, Nov. 9

08:00AM

University representatives arrive to Kyiv (recommended flight PS56) and transfer from the airport to the recommended hotel (Park Inn)

08:00AM - 10:00AM

01:00PM

Visits to local universities

01:00PM - 03:00PM

04:00PM

Optional walking tour with EducationUSA volunteers (departure from recommended hotel lobby – Park Inn)

04:00PM - 06:00PM

Saturday, Nov. 10

02:00PM

Pre-Fair Workshops by US University Reps (Park Inn)

02:00PM - 03:00PM

02:00PM

Pre-Fair Workshops by US University Reps

02:00PM - 03:00PM

02:00PM

Fair Set-up (Hall of Champions)

02:00PM - 03:00PM

03:00PM

U.S. Higher Education Fair 3:15pm Ministry of Education and U.S. Embassy representatives open the Fair

03:00PM - 06:00PM

04:00PM

Fair Workshops

04:00PM - 05:00PM

07:00PM

Reception

07:00PM - 09:00PM

Sunday Nov. 11

12:00PM

Departure from the hotel

12:00PM - 01:00PM

Students speaking: Why America?

Yevgeniy: … American schools provide ideal settings for research and a prestigious Diploma of graduation will help in finding a job of my dream.

Sasha: … America is a country of opportunities. The educational system is flexible. Having graduated from a U.S. school I will be able to find my place in life.

Philipp: I want to make my contribution to Science. I want to see the world and meet different people. I want to get a quality education.

Ivan: …studying in U.S. gives you good outlooks for building up a career; a chance to contribute to science; U.S. is in the vanguard of science… your professors can be Noble Prize laureates; it also gives you a multicultural experience and new mindset.

TOUR PARTICIPANTS 2015-2017

Alma College

American University in Bulgaria

Baltic-American Freedom Foundation (BAFF)

Bentley University

British Council Armenia

Bryant University

Carnegie Mellon University, Information Networking Institute

Central European University

Central European University / OSI

Coastal Carolina University

College of New Jersey, The

College of the Canyons

Saint Francis University

San Diego State University

Dickinson State University

Drexel University

ETS – TOEFL and GRE Tests

Foothill + De Anza Colleges

Grand Valley State University

Hult International Business School

John Cabot University

Lindenwood University

Minerva Schools at KGI

Missouri State University

Monroe College

New York University

New York University School of Engineering

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Seattle Central College

Shoreline Community College

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Southern Utah University

State University of New York at Cortland (SUNY Cortland)

Stony Brook University

Swarthmore College

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

University of California, Irvine

University of California, San Diego Extension International Programs

University of Texas School of Law

Western Kentucky University

Ohio Northern University College of Law

U.S. Schools speaking: Why EducationUSA?

frequently asked questions

During the webinar you will learn more about the recruitment opportunities in the region with all specific information for each particular city. We will talk about a split of G/UG, students expectations, logistics, Terms and Conditions and we will answer all your questions. Should you wish to receive a link for a recorded webinar, please email us!

We recommend the full tour if you have not actively recruited in the region before, but you can select any of the cities along the way that meet your recruitment goals.

To make your trip a success, a bit of homework is to be done. Social media blurbs will help spread the word about your institution before you arrive.

Suggested topics for social media blurbs:

  • Student life at the university. The more pictures the better.
  • Where the institution is located. Tell more about the neighborhood.
  • Ways to get involved on campus – student organizations, internships, sports, etc.
  • How international is the institution? How many international students are on campus? Focus on students from Eurasia region, if possible.
  • Support and resources offered by the university: Writing Center, Career Center, Health Center, etc.
  • Possibility to explore different areas of study, to double-major, minor, double-minor, etc.
  • Information on athletes and students from the countries where the fairs will be held.

You can send your social media blurbs after the registration.

EducationUSA’s mission is to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries through educational and cultural exchange. EducationUSA works with all U.S. accredited HEIs and equally represents them all.  EducationUSA encourages students to look beyond rankings and consider a wide range of factors when considering which institutions to apply to in order to ensure the best fit for them. Your participation in our fairs is an important way for us to achieve this mission by showcasing the diversity of U.S. higher education and by connecting you to undiscovered talent in the region.

The Eurasia Tour takes you to nine countries: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Ukraine, and these annual events are the only U.S. only focused higher education fairs in the region.

On top of that in each city, you will meet EducationUSA advisers, who will not only organize successful fairs but also introduce you to their local cultures, brief you on the mobility and economic trends in their countries, provide opportunities for networking with local education partners, help to recruit in an area infrequently visited by U.S. higher education institutions, access diverse talent for their campuses, recruit future leaders of these countries. In Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan , St. Petersburg, Moscow, Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga, Minsk, Odesa, and Kyiv, you will meet students from diverse social and economic backgrounds with strong English language skills and interests in all fields and levels of study.

Due to the introduction of stricter personal data privacy laws in the region, EducationUSA is no longer able to share contact lists. U.S. higher education institution representatives will be responsible for collecting the necessary data to follow up with students after the fair.

We keep records of all registrations we receive for each particular fai and can give you an estimate of what we expect. This year expectations you can find in the profiles of your hosts in each city. Just click on the photo of an adviser and read an overview for each city.

It is not that difficult as it may seem at the beginning. General rules:

Flights

Flights are purchased by each fair participant. In the Terms and Conditions as well as in the Agenda you will find suggested flights, estimated cost for the ticket, and notes/special instructions.

Transfers

EducationUSA will arrange airport transfers in each city free of charge for representatives traveling on suggested flights and staying at the tour hotels, if travel itinerary is provided at least three weeks prior to the start of the fair tour. Representatives may be asked to share vehicles.

Visas

Armenia: U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Armenia for up to 180 days in one calendar year.

Azerbaijan: U.S. citizens are required to have a visa in order to enter Azerbaijan. You can apply for an electronic tourist visa via Victory Tour; details are on the company website, http://www.victorytour.az/?mod=content&id=314 – en. More information about visa requirements: http://www.azembassy.us/visa-service/tourist-visa.html. EducationUSA is not authorized by the Azerbaijani government to provide letters of invitation; your hotel reservation should suffice. NB: It is recommended to obtain a second U.S. passport and use one for entry to Armenia and the second for entry to Azerbaijan, in order to avoid delays or questioning particularly upon entry to Azerbaijan.

Georgia: U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Georgia as a tourist.

Russia: U.S. citizens are required to have a visa in order to enter the Russian Federation. For information, please see: www.russianembassy.org/page/general-visa-information. Representatives must travel on a business visa. Past fair participants have recommended Go to Russia (http://www.gotorussia.com/visa_services_russia_support.htm) or Travel Document Systems (http://www.traveldocs.com/?page=russian-federation). These agencies can provide invitation letters for business visas. EducationUSA is not authorized by the Russian government to provide letters of invitation.

Ukraine: U.S. citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Ukraine, for stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

The Baltics and Belarus: U.S. citizens do not need a visa to Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, or Belarus. For Belarus, there are specific conditions, which you can find here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Belarus.html (under entry, exit, and visa requirements).  Belarus team can provide more details as needed.

All hotel and flight recommendations will be included into the Guide, which will be sent to U.S. higher education representative. It is the fair participant’s responsibility to reserve the hotel (recommended if possible). The breakfast and WIFI will be included to the room price, however each fair participant should pay the lunch and dinner on their own, there is no host-lunch or dinner during fair. The airport pick-up and drop off, and transfer during high school visits will be provided by the EducationUSA center for those participants who choose recommended flights and hotels in each city. The bus for school visits will leave from the recommended hotel, so if you don’t stay at the recommended hotel you need to arrange your transfer between your and recommended hotel on your own.

It includes fair cost, airport pick up and drop off (if you stay at recommended hotel), transportation to school visits. Some cities will offer free tours with EducationUSA volunteers, please check the agendas.

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

Kateryna Aleksandruk

Please contact for all Tour payment questions

T: 202-833-7522

E: fairs@americancouncils.org