The Educational Information and Resources Branch (ECA/A/S/A or EducationUSA) in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announces a NOFO for three assistance awards to administer EducationUSA Advising Services in FY 2016, pending the availability
of FY 2016 funds.
EducationUSA centers work with prospective students in 170 countries to promote U. S. higher education abroad.
Advisers at 402 EducationUSA centers provide accurate, comprehensive, and current information about the diversity of U. S. higher education opportunities, guiding students to find their best academic fit.
In addition, EducationUSA centers assist U. S. institutions of higher education in their overseas enrollment outreach and development of recruitment strategies and provide information on the complex U. S. higher education system to foreign governments and institutions.
With the goal of increasing student mobility between the United States and other countries through EducationUSA advising, this NOFO supports three cooperative agreements:
Component A for global EducationUSA services, which encompass strategic planning and communications, REAC management, adviser professional development coordination, U. S. higher education outreach, international college fair logistics, and technology oversight; Component B for EducationUSA advising operations in post-Soviet countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine; and Component C for EducationUSA advising in the Middle East and North Africa - Egypt, Gaza, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Tunisia, West Bank, and Yemen.
Applicants may submit proposals for one or more of the funding opportunities under this competition.