Apply to Host On-Campus Training for EducationUSA Advisers

Proposal Deadline: May 26, 2012

Accredited U.S. higher education institutions are invited to submit proposals to host the on-campus portion of the Fall 2012 EducationUSA Training Institute (October 21-27, 2012). In addition to reimbursement for adviser expenses (lodging, food, transportation, materials), campus hosts will receive an honorarium of $6,000.

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: Enhancing Advising Expertise" (Level 2) program will take place October 21-27, 2012. The Level 2 program is designed for experienced advisers with a firm grasp of the basic skills and knowledge needed to perform their jobs, and a successful track record of working with students. Building on their previous training as well as their professional experience, the program will increase advisers’ depth of knowledge on key topics related to advising students, supporting U.S. institutions, managing an advising center, and representing and advocating for EducationUSA to a variety of audiences.

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: 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,