EducationUSA Training Institutes

Requests for Proposals

EducationUSA Seeks Partner Organizations for EducationUSA Training Institute


The EducationUSA Training Institute is an intensive training and professional development program designed to provide EducationUSA advisers with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their effectiveness and build professional competency. Each two-week EducationUSA Training Institute is comprised of a Washington, DC-based workshop, including sessions at the U.S. Department of State and an on-campus training element with site visits to public and private institutions. The Training Institute is a core activity of EducationUSA’s Professional Development Program and is offered multiple times each year, targeting different levels of advising.

Apply to Host On-Campus Training for EducationUSA Advisers (Proposal Deadline: February 10, 2017)

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education are pleased to announce the EducationUSA Training Institute: Essentials of Advising will take place in the spring of 2017. Accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portion of the Training Institute, April 2 – 8, 2017. Proposals must be submitted by Campus Groups consisting of at least three accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions, including at least one public institution, one private institution, and a community college.

This program will provide advisers with foundational knowledge of key topics including: structure and diversity of the U.S. higher education system; international student admissions and financial aid procedures; and an introduction to resources available to support advisers in their work. Advisers will gain skills in student advising, advising center management, networking, and promotion of U.S. higher education.

Request for Proposal: Groups of accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portion of the EducationUSA Training Institute.

Host Campus Responsibilities

In close collaboration with EducationUSA staff, host campuses will design and carry out the on-campus portion of the training program. Campus responsibilities include securing faculty and staff to deliver training sessions, providing on-campus meeting space and other facilities, and arranging program logistics.

Read the RFP with additional information and submission instructions

Proposals should be submitted by close of business on Friday, February 10,2017.