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Proposal Deadline: March 12, 2012

Accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portion of the Spring 2012 EducationUSA Training Institute (May 6-12, 2012). In addition to reimbursement for adviser expenses (lodging, food, transportation, materials), campus hosts will receive an honorarium of $6,000. Visit the EducationUSA website for more information and to download the host campus application.

About the 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 and an on-campus training element.

The on-campus portion of the EducationUSA Training Institute: Essentials of Advising (Level 1) program will take place May 6-12. The Level 1 program is designed for new advisers and will build on regional and online training. The program will provide advisers with foundational knowledge of key topics such as: EducationUSA as a public diplomacy tool; history, 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 marketing and outreach.

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 all program logistics, including lodging, meals, and transportation.

For more information and to download the application, visit:

Proposal Deadline: March 12, 2012

Questions about the program, hosting responsibilities, or the host campus application should be directed to Matt Washburn, Program Officer, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, washburnmp@state.gov.


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