EducationUSA Center

Notice: Out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with the Government of Ghana’s efforts to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus, the American Center (Library) and EducationUSA Advising Center in the U.S. Embassy, Accra, the American Corner in Agbogba are temporarily closing to the public beginning March 16, 2020. During this period, the public will not be able to access the library and all scheduled programs inside American Spaces and EducationUSA Advising Center will be cancelled. All EducationUSA Advising activities in Kumasi are cancelled, however the testing center remains open. The health of our visitors is our top priority. These temporary closures are precautionary and not in response to any known or suspected coronavirus exposure at any of our facilities. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Questions can be directed to IRCAccra@state.gov and edusainaccra@state.gov.

EducationUSA is a U.S. government network of over 430 international student advising centers in 178 countries. The two Centers in Ghana are located in Kumasi (ACE Consult in Asokwa) and at the US Embassy in Accra.  EducationUSA Centers promote U.S. higher education to students by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited post-secondary institutions in the United States.  EducationUSA also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is your official source on U.S. higher education.

The 2019 Open Doors Report on international education showed a 13.9% increase in the number of Ghanaian students attending universities and colleges in the United States, from 3,213 to 3,661.  This brings Ghana into second place in Sub-Saharan Africa, a spot previously held by Kenya.  The number one spot is held by Nigeria, with 13,423 students.

Over half of the Ghanaian students in the United States are studying at the graduate level and this number increased by 21.3% over last year, from 1,534 up to 1,860, tipping Ghana into an enviable bracket of top 25 countries sending graduate students to the United States.

The EdUSA services in Accra are free of charge and open to the public. We do not endorse or rank any particular college or university but represent all accredited US universities and colleges. We also do not endorse any education agency or consultancy (such as in the areas of test preparation, admissions, placement, language training, and visas).

Each year, more than 35,000 individuals access EducationUSA services in Ghana.

NOTE #1: You MUST bring a photo ID for access to the EducationUSA Center because it is located inside the U.S. Embassy compound.

NOTE #2: We strongly suggest that you bring a notebook/paper and a pen to take notes during your visit to the EducationUSA Center. No bags are allowed so do not plan to bring one.

Services:
Individual Advising Hours (walk-in):
Do you want to speak with an EducationUSA advisor one-on-one and ask questions about how to select a school, how to apply, obtain funding, next steps after you gain admission, and any other questions on studying in the United States? Then this is the right service for you. 
Offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (except American or Ghanaian holidays, go to Holiday Calendar for a list of holidays.

Undergraduate Beginners Information Session:
Do you want to study in a U.S college or university for a bachelor’s degree? Have you recently completed or about to complete high school? Attend this session for more information about the application process. Parents and educators are welcome.

Every Monday from June – October and bi-weekly November – May, dates are announced here on the website.
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm except if day falls on a Monday (https://gh.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/)
February dates – Feb 10 and 24, 2020
March dates – Mar 9 and 23, 2020

Graduate Beginners Information Session:
Do you have a bachelor’s degree from a university? Do you want to pursue a master’s degree in the United States? This session provides information on the application components of graduate study in the United States.
Sessions are generally offered on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m. excluding American and Ghanaian holidays. For a list of holidays, go to holiday calendar)
February dates – Feb 5 and Feb 19, 2020
March dates – Mar 4 and 18, 2020

Pre-Departure Orientation Sessions
Each year, the EducationUSA Center organizes pre-departure orientation sessions in June/July and in December for undergraduate and graduate students who have been accepted to American universities and colleges. Current students and recent graduates of U.S. universities lead a panel discussion to answer questions about student life in the United States. Specific dates and times are posted at the EducationUSA Center, on the “U.S. Embassy Ghana” Facebook page, and on this page when available.

Special Sessions
Include thematic topics on the application process, university information sessions, webinars and Pre-departure orientation (PDO) sessions

Contact Information
The EducationUSA Center in Accra is located in the U.S. Embassy in Cantonments. To make enquiries, call or email the EducationUSA Advisors:
Phone: +233 [0] 30 274 1531 from Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Email: edusainaccra@state.gov (preferred contact mode)
Facebook: USEmbassyGhana

NOTE: You must bring a photo ID for access to the EducationUSA Center because it is located inside the U.S. Embassy compound.