The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) recently launched its new EducationUSA mobile app. The app allows international students who would like to study in the U.S. to access accurate and comprehensive information about the opportunities available to them.
Through the app, students can find an EducationUSA advising center near them, engage with our social media, follow student financial aid updates, view event photos, find 'Frequently Asked Questions,' and contact advising centers virtually through the ‘Ask an Adviser’ system. In addition, it features push notifications to keep students up-to-date on the latest EducationUSA programs in their home countries.
The use of smart phones is increasing rapidly across the globe. With this app, we hope more prospective students from around the world will be able to quickly and easily access information about study in the United States. International students play a vital role in enriching U.S. institutions and communities with their cultures, languages, and perspectives.
U.S. college and university campuses eagerly welcome students from other countries, and we want to help connect students with all of the available opportunities. With thousands of accredited colleges and universities renowned for quality and diverse programs of study, we can help students find the right fit for them. And now, that journey to study in the United States begins right from their phone.
The EducationUSA mobile app is available for free download on both iTunes and Google Play. For more about EducationUSA, please visit www.educationusa.state.gov. A short video for the mobile app is available on the EducationUSA YouTube channel.
About the Author: Elizabeth Thornhill serves as the EducationUSA Branch Chief in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.