Over 450 educational advising centers in the worldwide U.S. Department of State network provide international students and scholars with information on the U.S. Educational system. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs provides reference materials, equipment, training opportunities, and limited operational support to the network of centers. These centers may be found in a wide variety of institutions, including U.S. embassies, Fulbright Commissions, U.S. non-profit organizations with overseas operations, binational centers, local universities, private foundations, and other local institutions.
Belize EducationUSA Reference Center:
U.S. Department of State-affiliated advising centers provide up-to-date, accurate and impartial information about opportunities to study in the United States. Reference materials available at most centers include profiles of U.S. Institutions and guides on selecting a school and academic program, as well as information about:
- Application procedures and strategies
- Standardized tests required for admission such as TOEFL, SAT, GRE, and GMAT
- Applying for financial aid
- Preparing for academic life in the United States
Advisers at U.S. Department of State-affiliated centers provide information about the full range of accredited institutions of higher learning in the United States and do not serve as agents or recruiters.
A network of eight Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs) provides expertise and field-based support, training and liaison for educational advisers in the U.S. Department of State network.