Osh /Bishkek / Tashkent / Nur-Sultan/ Atyrau / Almaty / Ashgabat / Tbilisi / Kyiv / Minsk / Yerevan / Moscow / St. Petersburg

The EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour 2019

Tour Registration Extended To September 6, 2019

The EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour is an annual event in the region.

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 EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour

The tour starts October 11 in Osh and ends November 10 in St. Petersburg.

With over 20 years of expertise in the Eurasia and Central Asia 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.”

RECORDED INFO WEBINAR
5000+

TOTAL TOUR ATTENDEES

13

FAIRS

82

AVERAGE TOEFL SCORE FOR ALL 9 COUNTRIES

7500

FULL TOUR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (USD)

Katherine Scodova

Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Europe and Eurasia

Dear colleagues,

This year EducationUSA advisers in Eurasia are pleased to collaborate with their EducationUSA colleagues in Central Asia for the first ever EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour. This is the 9th year for the advisers in the Eurasia region to host fairs, and we hope that this new tour format allows you to reach more students through these two regions.

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 Central Asia Tour takes will take you to nine countries: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Armenia and Russia, 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. WIth all of the news of international student declines in the U.S., this region continues to see small growth each year, particularly at the undergraduate level.

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. 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 24, and the final registration will be closed on September 6, 2019. 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 regions this fall!

Karen M. Bauer

Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) Middle East, South/Central Asia

EducationUSA invites you to participate in the 2019 EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour. We would be delighted to introduce you to the many interested students from across the region. Our goal is to bring together accredited U.S. universities committed to internationalization, and facilitate your engagement with qualified, motivated, and well-prepared students in our local communities.

The 2019 Fall Tour will begin in October 2019. This is the first year that we are adding Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan as tour stops. Our advisers have a great deal of experience guiding and counseling potential students and maintain contact and communicate with these students regularly. Located at Embassies, American Councils they also continue to expand their networks and long-standing relationships with local schools, colleges, faculty, and leadership in their cities. They will maximize all of these relationships to make sure your participation in the Tour is a successful one.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements, and included in the Program Guide are recommended hotels, some of which we have negotiated discounts; local transportation information; and suggested possible itineraries. Also, note the important shipping information for your materials. Please read through the guide thoroughly and let me or the lead contacts indicated know if you have any questions or require additional assistance.

On behalf of our EducationUSA advisers in Central Asia, we look forward to welcoming you to the fall tour.

The registration for EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia is open!

 

BENEFITS of the 2019 EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour

1.

Participate in EducationUSA fairs in thirteen cities: Osh, Bishkek, Tashkent, Nur-Sultan, Atyrau, Almaty, Ashgabat, Tbilisi, Kyiv, Minsk, Yerevan, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

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 EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour.

CONTACT US RECORDED INFO WEBINAR

EducationUSA Ukraine, Kyiv

Liz Shchepetylnykova

EducationUSA Kyrgyzstan, Osh and Bishkek

Bermet Biialy Kyzy

EducationUSA Russia, Saint Petersburg

Irina Nikolaeva

EducationUSA Turkmenistan, Ashgabat

Ayya Hudaybergenova

EducationUSA Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dana Ziyabekova

EducationUSA Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Jamila Nasridinova

EducationUSA Georgia, Tbilisi

Dali Khomeriki

EducationUSA Russia, Moscow

Indira Mukhamedova

EducationUSA Armenia, Yerevan

Shushanna Abovyan

EducationUSA Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Raushan Uzakova

EducationUSA Belarus

Belarus Team

TOUR AGENDA

Friday, Oct. 11

01:00PM

University representatives arrive to Bishkek and transfer from the airport to the recommended hotel

01:00PM - 02:00PM

10:00AM

MEETING AT THE EDUCATIONUSA KYRGYZSTAN CENTER (TBC)

10:00AM - 10:30AM

10:30 AM

COFFEE BREAK

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY VISITS

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

WELCOME RECEPTION AND COUNTRY BRIEFING BY PAS/CONS

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

CULTURAL EXCURSION WITH EDUCATIONUSA VOLUNTEERS; EVERY REPRESENTATIVE WILL HAVE CONTACT OF ITS PERSONAL VOLUNTEER (OPTIONAL)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday, Oct. 12

6:00 AM

TRANSFER TO MANAS AIRPORT FROM THE HOTEL

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM

7:00 AM

REGISTRATION

7:00 AM - 7:35 AM

7:35 AM

BISHKEK-OSH FLIGHT. ARRIVING AT OSH

7:35 AM - 8:15 AM

8:15 AM

TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO SCHOOLS

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

COFFEE BREAK

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY VISITS

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

MEET YOUR VOLUNTEER AND SET UP FOR FAIR

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

COFFEE BREAK

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

FAIR IN OSH (SEMINARS, PANELS, LECTURES)

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

DINNER

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

TRANSFER FROM OSH TO THE AIRPORT

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

REGISTRATION

7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

FLIGHT FROM OSH TO BISHKEK

7:45 PM - 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE HOTEL

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday, Oct.13

1:30 PM

COFFEE BREAK

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

6:00 PM

FREE TIME

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

CULTURAL EVENING BY EDUCATION USA

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monday, Oct. 14

7:00 AM

TRAVEL BISHKEK - TOKMOK

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

8:00 AM

VISIT SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

TRAVEL TOKMOK - BISHKEK

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

FAREWELL LUNCH BY EDUCATIONUSA KYRGYZSTAN

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

FREE TIME

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday, Oct. 14

07:40PM

BISHKEK – TASHKENT FLIGHT. ARRIVING AT TAS (TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN)

07:40PM - 08:00PM

08:40PM

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

08:40PM - 09:00PM

09:00PM

DINNER AND FREE TIME

09:00PM - 10:30PM

Tuesday, Oct. 15

10:00AM

School visits

10:00AM - 12:00PM

12:30PM

LUNCH

12:30PM - 01:30PM

01:30PM

SCHOOL VISITS, MEETINGS

01:30PM - 03:00PM

03:00PM

CULTURAL EXCURSION (OPTIONAL)

03:00PM - 05:30PM

07:00PM

WELCOME RECEPTION (TBC)

07:00PM - 09:30PM

Wednesday, Oct. 16

10:00AM

EDUCATIONUSA UZBEKISTAN FAIR PROGRAM

10:00AM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

LUNCH

12:30PM - 01:30PM

01:30PM

EDUCATIONUSA UZBEKISTAN FAIR

01:30PM - 06:00PM

07:00PM

DINNER AND FREE TIME

07:00PM - 09:30PM

Thursday, Oct. 17

8:00AM

DEPARTURE TO FERGANA VALLEY OR SAMARKAND (TBC)

8:00AM -

02:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA UZBEKISTAN FAIR PROGRAM

02:00PM - 06:00PM

07:00PM

DINNER AND FREE TIME

07:00PM - 09:30PM

Friday, Oct. 18

09:00AM

SIGHTSEEING BUS TOUR AROUND FERGANA OR SAMARKAND (TBC)

09:00AM - 01:00PM

01:00PM

LUNCH

01:00PM - 02:00PM

04:30PM

TRAVEL BACK TO TASHKENT (TBC)

04:30PM - 07:00PM

07:00PM

DINNER AND FREE TIME

07:00PM - 09:30PM

Saturday, Oct. 19

10:00 AM

Arrive to Nur-Sultan Inter.Airport

10:00 AM -

12:00 PM

Transfer to Radisson Hotel Astana

12:00 PM - 13:00PM

Sunday, Oct. 20

10:30AM

Country Briefing

10:30AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Lunch on your own (Places for lunch will be suggested by EdSUA staff)

12:00PM - 1:00PM

02:00 PM

EdUSA Fair

02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

03:00 PM

Coffee-Break

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

06:30 PM

Pick up from the Radisson Hotel Lobby

06:30 PM -

Monday, Oct. 21

8:30 AM

Mini fair at Haileybury School

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

10:30AM

Mini fair at Miras International School

10:30AM - 11:30 AM

12:00PM

Lunch TBA

12:00PM - 1:30PM

2:00PM

Mini fair at Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools

2:00PM - 3:30 PM

4:30PM

Mini fair at Republican Physics&Math School

4:30PM - 5:30 PM

7:00PM

Dinner on your own

7:00PM -

Tuesday, Oct. 22

7:50 AM

Flight from Nur-Sultan to Atyrau (JSC Air Astana (KC981))

7:50 AM - 9:20 AM

10:00AM

Check in Renaissance Atyrau Hotel

10:00AM -

10:30AM

Free time or City Tour (optional)

10:30AM -

Tuesday, Oct. 22

10:30 AM

EdUSA Fair set-up, and working with your volunteer-translator

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

EdUSA Fair

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

6:30PM

Pick up from the Renaissance Atyrau Hotel Lobby. Dinner at your own.

6:30PM -

Thursday, Oct. 24

11:00 AM

Flight from Atyrau to Almaty ( JSC Air Astana (KC878))

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

6:00PM

Check in Intercontinental Almaty Hotel

6:00PM -

06:00PM

Free time

06:00PM -

Friday, Oct. 25

10:00 AM

Mini fair at Haileybury Almaty

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch at your own

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

1:00 PM

Mini fair at Republican Physics and Math School

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:30 PM

Mini fair at Nazarbayev Intellectual School (Physics & Math)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Mini fair at Nazarbayev Intellectual School (Chem & Bio)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

7:00PM

Presentation for graduate students at American Space

7:00PM - 8:00 PM

8:00 PM

Dinner

8:00 PM -

Saturday, Oct. 26

10:00 AM

Partnership Meeting with Local Universities

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

1:20 PM

EdUSA Fair set-up, and working with your volunteer-translator

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

EdUSA Fair

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

6:30 PM

Pick up from the Intercon Hotel Lobby. Dinner at your own.

6:30 PM -

Monday, Oct. 28

2:20AM

ALA – ASB RECOMMENDED FLIGHT (TURKMENISTAN AIRLINES 716)

2:20AM - 04:20AM

04:20AM

UNIVERSITY REPRESENTATIVES ARRIVE TO ASHGABAT AND TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE RECOMMENDED HOTEL

04:20AM - 05:00AM

11:00AM

WELCOME RECEPTION AND COUNTRY BRIEFING BY PAS, EDUCATIONUSA & AMERICAN COUNCILS IN TURKMENISTAN (PLACE TBC)

11:00AM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

MEETING WITH THE PROGRAM TEAM AT THE AMERICAN COUNCILS

12:30PM - 13:30PM

13:30PM

MEET YOUR VOLUNTEER: CITY TOUR (OPTIONAL)

13:30PM - 15:30PM

15:30PM

UNIVERSITY PRESENTATION AT THE AMERICAN CENTER, US EMBASSY PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION & MEETING WITH THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE US GOVERNMENT SPONSORED PROGRAMS

15:30PM - 17:00PM

17:00PM

COFFEE BREAK

17:00PM - 18:00PM

18:00PM

CULTURAL EXCURSION WITH EDUCATIONUSA VOLUNTEERS; EVERY REPRESENTATIVE WILL HAVE CONTACT OF ITS PERSONAL VOLUNTEER (OPTIONAL)

18:00PM - 20:00PM

Tuesday, Oct. 29

9:00AM

WALKING TOUR (OPTIONAL)

9:00AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

TRANSFER TO THE ASHGABAT INTRNATIONAL SCHOOL (AIS) – MEETING/DISCUSSION WITH THE AIS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PARENTS

10:00AM - 11:30AM

11:30AM

COFFEE BREAK

11:30AM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

TRANSFER TO THE FAIR VENUE AND FAIR SET-UP (MEET YOUR VOLUNTEER AT THE FAIR VENUE)

12:30PM - 15:00PM

16:00PM

U.S. HIGHER EDUCATION FAIR (LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND U.S. EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVES OPEN THE FAIR) SPEECH

16:00PM - 16:30PM

16:30PM

EDUCATIONUSA FAIR PROGRAM (CONCURRENT SESSIONS, PRESENTATIONS & PANELS, LECTURES)

16:30PM - 19:30PM

8:00PM

FAREWELL DINNER BY EDUCATIONUSA (PLACE TBC)

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Wednesday, Oct.30

4:10 AM

Departure to Tbilisi

4:10 AM -

9:30 AM

Depart for school visits

9:30 AM -

9:30AM

School Visit 1: Tbilisi Public School for Physics and Mathematics “Komarovi”, National School with advanced STEM students. About 100 students expected, mini-fair format http://komarovi.edu.ge/en Address: 49 Vazha-Pshavela Ave 49. Contact Counselor Maia Otiashvili 577 388 398

9:30AM - 10:30AM

11:00AM

School Visit 2: European School. The School offers three tracks -IB, American High School Program, and Georgian National Curriculum Program, strong study abroad focus. 70+ students expected, mini-fair format http://europeanschool.ge/ Address: 2 Irina Skhirtladze Street Contact Counselor Giorgi Sichinava 599 339 369

11:00AM - 12:00PM

12:30PM

School Visit 3: American Academy in Tbilisi, one of the premier suppliers of students for study abroad. American Liberal Arts type of school. 70+ students expected, mini-fair format http://www.gzaat.org/ Address: Lisi Lake 1. Contact Counselor Keti Chikovani 599 175 175

12:30PM - 01:30PM

02:00PM

Drive to the City Center for lunch (near the Fair site)

02:00PM - 02:45PM

03:00PM

US Education Fair

03:00PM - 06:00PM

07:00PM

Dinner hosted by EdUSA, with US Embassy and Georgian Educators (Ministry of Education TBC)

07:00PM -

Thursday, Oct.31

10:00 AM

Morning Cultural program (City guided tour Visit to the old town Mtskheta)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

01:00PM

Lunch

01:00PM - 02:00PM

03:00PM

Depart to Kyiv.

03:00PM -

Friday, Nov. 1

10:00 AM

Country Briefing: Recruiting Students in Ukraine with EducationUSA

10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

School and University visits

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 2

02:00 PM

Pre-Fair Workshops by US University Reps

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

03:00PM

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

03:00PM - 06:00PM

04:00 PM

Fair Workshops

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

07:00 PM

Reception

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

07:00 PM

Reception

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

09:00 PM

Transfer to the hotel

09:00 PM -

Sunday, Nov. 3

3:25 PM

Arrival in Minsk

3:25 PM -

Free time in Minsk

-

Monday, Nov. 4

Country briefing at PAS-Minsk

-

Meeting with cohort advising students

-

Excursion in Minsk

-

Tuesday, Nov. 5

01:00 PM

Pre-fair presentations by U.S. HEI representatives

01:00 PM - 02:00PM

03:00 PM

EducationUSA Fair

03:00 PM - 07:00PM

08:00 PM

Closing presentation/panel discussion

08:00 PM -

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Travel to Dudutki (optional)

-

07:00 PM

Departure to airport

07:00 PM -

10:40 PM

Flight to Yerevan

10:40 PM -

Thursday, Nov. 7

09:00AM

Country Briefing.

09:00AM - 10:15AM

10:30AM

Possible Seminars, Panels, Lectures, schools visits-TBC

10:30AM - 01:00PM

01:00PM

City tour-TBC

01:00PM - 03:30PM

03:30PM

Fair Set up

03:30PM - 04:00PM

04:00PM

EducationUSA Fair

04:00PM - 06:30PM

07:00PM

Dinner-TBC

07:00PM - 9:00PM

Friday, Nov. 8

03:30 PM

FLIGHT TO MOSCOW, RUSSIA

03:30 PM - 05:35PM

06:00PM

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

06:00PM - 07:00PM

07:00PM

Free time

07:00PM -

Saturday, Nov. 09

11:00AM

Country briefing: The Art of Successful Recruitment in Russia. VENUE: Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel

11:00AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

MEET YOUR VOLUNTEERS. VENUE: Marriott Moscow Grand Hotel

12:00PM - 12:30PM

12:30PM

COFFEE BREAK (PROVIDED DURING FAIR)

12:30PM - 01:15PM

01:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR PROGRAM (SEMINARS, PANELS, LECTURES)

01:00PM - 05:30PM

2:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR (U.S. SCHOOLS)

2:00PM - 06:00PM

06:15PM

TRANSFER TO THE TRAIN STATION. DEPARTURE TO ST. PETERSBURG

06:15PM - 07:15PM

07:30PM

TRAIN JOURNEY FROM MOSCOW TO SAINT PETERSBURG (Sansan train # 776A)

07:30PM - 23:25PM

23:25PM

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

23:25PM -

Sunday, Nov. 10

09:30AM

SIGHTSEEING BUS TOUR AROUND ST. PETERSBURG (OPTIONAL)

09:30AM - 11:00AM

11:30AM

MEET YOUR VOLUNTEERS. VENUE: ASTORIA HOTEL

11:30AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

COFFEE BREAK (PROVIDED DURING FAIR)

12:00PM - 12:45PM

12:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR PROGRAM (SEMINARS, PANELS, LECTURES)

12:00PM - 04:00PM

13:00PM

EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA FAIR (U.S. SCHOOLS)

13:00PM - 04:00PM

04:30PM

FAREWELL DINNER BY EDUCATIONUSA RUSSIA (PLACE TBC)

04:30PM - 08:00PM

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 2015-2018

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.

Kyrgyzstanfor U.S. passport holders, a visa is not necessary for stays up to 60 days.

Turkmenistan: The US Embassy in Turkmenistan assists EducationUSA in Turkmenistan with the LOI requests and obtaining a visa in country. For details and steps to receive a visa to Turkmenistan, please contact EdUSA Country Coordinator at ahudaybergenova@educationusa.org

Kazakhstan: 30-day visa free to Kazakhstan for US citizens. As of January 1, 2017, U.S. citizens may visit Kazakhstan without a visa for up to 30 days for all purposes of travel except employment and missionary work.

Uzbekistan: U.S. citizens are required to have a visa in order to enter Uzbekistan. You can apply for an electronic tourist visa at https://e-visa.gov.uz/main. More information about visa requirements is at https://mfa.uz/en/consular/visa/.

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