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EducationUSA Advising

EducationUSA offers free and unbiased student advising services for students interested in pursuing educational opportunities in the United States.

EducationUSA has a collection of educational advising materials from a variety of U.S. based institutions, and also offers prospective students internet access in order to search for additional information on universities and colleges in the United States. In addition, EducationUSA provides information on scholarships sponsored by the U.S. Government as well as scholarships and grants provided by other private foundations. EducationUSA Laos Advising Center has the latest books and CDs to help students prepare for entrance exams, such as TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, ACT, SAT and others. Advising services are offered to groups or to individuals, in person, by email, or by phone.

EducationUSA Academy

The EducationUSA Academy is a three-to-four-week summer program held on ten college and university campuses for 15 to 17-year-old students who are non-native English speaking foreign nationals and reside outside of the United States. The students will study intensive English, learn about the process of applying to U.S. higher education institutions, explore strategies for success in a U.S. academic environment, and experience U.S. campus life. Also, the program will include tours of diverse college and university campuses in the vicinity of the host institution. Each host institution will determine its own English language assessment process, application process, and application deadline. Most students will apply directly to the institution of their choice and pay their own program and travel costs. The program cost per student will be between $4,000 and $6,000, which will include tuition, books and materials, room and board, health insurance, and cultural activities (including campus tours). Airfare and visa fees will not be included.

The EducationUSA Academy will be held at ten U.S. colleges and universities in Summer 2016, and will be open to participation by self-funded high school students from all world regions.

To find out more information about this program, please visit:http://www.edusaacademy.org/find-an-academy/

Admissions Tests

Most colleges and universities in the United States require standardized testing for undergraduate admissions. Admissions requirements vary, so be sure to confirm which test(s) you need with the institutions that interest you.

ACT: a curriculum-based multiple-choice assessment that tests reading, English, mathematics, and science, with an optional essay section. The ACT is widely accepted at accredited two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and hundreds of institutions around the world.

SAT: a test that measures critical reading, writing, and mathematical abilities. The SAT Subject Tests measure knowledge in specific subject areas. The SAT is widely accepted at accredited two and four-year colleges and universities in the United States, and hundreds of institutions around the world.

Local and Contact Information

EducationUSA Laos Advising services are offered at two centers:

EducationUSA Laos Advising Center
Rue Bartholonie, That Dam Area
American Center @ That Dam, U.S. Embassy Vientiane
Vientiane, Laos
Tel: +856 21 487000 ext. 7029/7263
Email: Lao_EducationUSA@state.gov

Facebook: EducationUSA Laos

The Lao-American Reading Corner (By appointment only)
Luang Prabang Public Library
Luang Prabang Province, Laos
Tel: +856 71 254813
Email: lao_educationusa@state.gov