EducationUSA – EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Tour 2020

The EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Virtual Tour 2020

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan – October 17, 2020
Russia – October 24, 2020
Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine – October 31,2020
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia – November 7, 2020

The Eurasia and Central Asia Tour Goes Virtual in Fall 2020

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


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


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


You can take part in the entire tour or select the individual fairs that fit your strategic recruitment plans.

Learn more about the EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Virtual Tour

October 17–November 7, 2020

This year the fair will be virtual and will include “stops” in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan (October 17), in Russia (October 24); Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine (October 31); Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Belarus (November 7).

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.

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.”









Katherine Scodova

Regional Educational Advising Coordinator (REAC) for Europe and Eurasia

The EducationUSA Eurasia Tour is now in its 10th year of engaging the U.S. higher education community with talented students in the region. Due to the on-going obstacles the global pandemic has brought to international travel and large gatherings, we are moving the fair online this year. This is the second year we are collaborating with EducationUSA advisers in Central Asia to promote opportunities for study in the U.S. to local audiences. By studying in the U.S., students from Central Asia and Eurasia gain valuable knowledge, skills, and connections they cannot get anywhere else, and you can find many of these U.S. educated alumni among the leaders in politics, education, and business in their home countries and throughout the world.

To maximize your time and resources, several countries will be grouped together to allow you to reach more students at once. Russia will have a stand-alone fair, which will be promoted as a country-wide event on October 24 to accommodate all of the country’s time zones. Ukraine, Armenia, and Moldova will be together on October 31, and this is the first-time ever that Moldova is participating in the Eurasia Tour. The fair virtual tour will wrap up on November 7 and include Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Georgia. While the advisers in the region are experts at virtual programming and collectively host hundreds of virtual events a year on a regular basis, this will be their first time hosting a virtual fair. They are excited about this opportunity to bring more U.S. higher education institutions and students together in this virtual format than would normally be able to travel in any given year.

Please keep an eye out for upcoming webinars (TBD) to explain the technical aspects of the virtual fair platform, as well as, country-briefing webinars to provide you with the latest information and trends on recruiting in our countries.

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. We hope that you will join us this year for the virtual tour and look forward to welcoming you to our countries whenever it is possible again.

Karen M. Bauer

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

EducationUSA invites you to participate in the 2020 EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Virtual Tour. We would be delighted to introduce you to the many interested students from across the region. With the onset of COVID-19, we’ve been able to reach new student population, provide valuable educational sessions and stay engaged online during the pandemic. Our goal is to continue 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. Online or onsite, our advisers are there for you.

The 2020 Fall Tour will begin in October 2020. Going virtual is allowing us to include all five Central Asia countries. This is the first year that Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will be together on a virtual tour. 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 virtual tour is a successful one.

When the time is right, we hope you can join us in person, but for now we look forward to welcoming you online. On behalf of our EducationUSA advisers in Central Asia, thank you for staying connected and joining us during these challenging times.

The registration for EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Virtual Fair is open! 


BENEFITS of the 2020 EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Virtual Tour


Participate in EducationUSA fairs in twelve countries virtually:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan


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


E-meet EducationUSA staff in each country. Get support for your future activities. Take part in a country briefing – debriefings.


Participate in webinars with students and parents during the tour.


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


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

Meet your hosts in each country

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

Meet our amazing EducationUSA staff who will e-meet you in each country. Click on an image to read more about what to expect at each Fair throughout the EducationUSA Eurasia and Central Asia Virtual Tour.


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 Moldova

Kaya Koban

EducationUSA Georgia, Tbilisi

Dali Khomeriki

EducationUSA Russia, Moscow

Indira Mukhamedova

EducationUSA Armenia, Yerevan

Inna Ghabulyan

EducationUSA Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

Raushan Uzakova

EducationUSA Belarus

Belarus Team

EducationUSA Tajikistan

Anisa Hojieva

EducationUSA Azerbaijan

Ramila Verdiyeva


Saturday, October 17, 2020

6:00 am EST

EducationUSA Central Asia Virtual Fair

6:00 am EST - 10:00 am EST

Saturday, October 24, 2020

06:00 am EST

EducationUSA Russia Virtual Fair

06:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST

Saturday, October 31, 2020

09:00 AM EST

EducationUSA Virual Fairs in Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine

09:00 AM EST - 03:00 PM EST

Saturday, November 7, 2020

7:00 AM EST

EducationUSA Virtual Fairs in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia

7:00 AM EST - 1:00 PM EST

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.


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, 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 participation successful, first you need to register and submit payment. Registration deadline is September 30, 2020. Payment deadline is October 9, 2020. Once you register, please send asap to [email protected] a high quality (size: up to 5 MB) logo and 1-2 photos for promotional use.  Please see the instructions on how to set upa the virtual booth.

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 and Central Asia Virtual Tour takes you to the countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan in Central Asia; Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Ukraine Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia in Eurasia. These annual events are the only U.S. and only focused on higher education fairs in the region.

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 includes fees per booth with the maximum of 10 representatives per institution.

American Councils for International Education

1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200

Washington, D.C. 20036

Nasiba Nurmatova

Please contact for all Tour payment questions

T: 202-833-7522

E: [email protected]