EducationUSA Center

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The two Centers in Ghana are located in Kumasi (ACE Consult in Asokwa) and at the U.S. 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 2023 Open Doors Report on International Student Mobility affirmed the United States as the preferred destination for Ghanaian students, reporting that 6,468 Ghanaian students studied at U.S. higher institutions during the 2022/23 academic year.  This represents a 31.6 percent increase, an all-time high growth trend among Ghanaian students.  Notably, Ghana entered the top 25 places of origin for the first time in Open Doors history, placing two great Sub-Saharan African countries in the top 25 places of origin.  Ghana ranks 23rd globally for study in the United States and 14th in the world for sending students to U.S. graduate programs.

The EdUSA services in Accra are free of charge and accessible virtually. 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 200,000 individuals access EducationUSA services in Ghana.

Services:

Beginners’ Orientation for Undergraduates:
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? Visit educationusa.state.gov, review the “5-steps to U.S. study” and discuss your questions and next steps with an EducationUSA Adviser. Email an EducationUSA Adviser at edusainaccra@state.gov to join the next available undergraduate beginner’s orientation from 3:00-4:00pm on the 1st or 3rd Tuesday of each month virtually via zoom. Individuals are encouraged to attend a beginners orientation before following up with an individual advising session. Note that if the day falls on a Ghanaian or American holiday https://gh.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/ the Center will be closed.

Beginners’ Orientation for Graduates
Do you have a bachelor’s degree from a university? Do you want to pursue a master’s or doctorate degree in the United States? This session provides information on the application process and components of graduate study in the United States. Go to educationusa.state.gov, review the “5-steps to U.S. study” and discuss your questions and next steps with an EducationUSA Adviser. Email an EducationUSA Adviser at edusainaccra@state.gov to join the next available graduate beginner’s orientation from 3:00-4:00pm on the 1st or 3rd Wednesday of each month  virtually via zoom. Individuals are encouraged to attend a beginners orientation before following up with an individual advising session. Note that if the day falls on a Ghanaian or American holiday https://gh.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/ the Center will be closed.

Individual Advising:
Do you want to speak with an EducationUSA advisor one-on-one and ask questions about studying in the United States? Have you participated in a beginner’s orientation? Then this is the right service for you. We offer virtual advising sessions by appointment here: https://forms.gle/kTAA3sn2ZStRnQaX6

Note that if the day falls on a Ghanaian or American holiday https://gh.usembassy.gov/holiday-calendar/ the Center will be closed.

Facebook Live Session
EducationUSA Ghana Information session streams live on the U.S. Embassy Ghana Facebook page every second Thursday from 3-4pm GMT. Join this interactive session to learn more about studying in the U.S. and meet admissions officers from universities and colleges.

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 for the Fall and Spring semesters respectively. 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 on this page and on the “U.S. Embassy Ghana” Facebook page.

Special Sessions
Include thematic topics on the application process, university information sessions, International Education Week events, webinars and Pre-departure orientation (PDO) sessions.
Email an EducationUSA Adviser at edusainaccra@state.gov to learn more about upcoming sessions and workshops.