EducationUSA Advisers are the U.S. State Department’s official source for information on higher education studies in the U.S. and part of a network of over 400 advising Centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States.
The Education Advising Office in Amman is a certified EducationUSA advising center affiliated with the United States Department of State. EducationUSA centers promote U.S. higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, objective and timely information about educational opportunities in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how to best access those opportunities.
Are you interested in pursuing a degree in the United States?
Here are your five steps to studying in the U.S.:
- Research Your Options
- Finance Your Studies
- Complete Your Application
- Apply for Your Student Visa
- Prepare for Your Departure
Starting in September, you will have the opportunity to attend our informational sessions, to learn more about studying in the United States. For more information and registration for the upcoming session, please check our website in early September.
Our informational sessions are free of charge and are open to anyone interested in pursuing any degree in the United States.
What should you expect from our informational sessions?
- We will guide you on the selection of universities process, testing (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, etc.), available scholarships, and the general application process.
- You will learn more about the financial aid opportunities in the United States.
- You will be ready to start working on the 5-steps to studying in the United States.
Research Your Options
Research your options and look for the programs that interest you, and colleges and universities that best fit your needs. The United States has more than 4,000 accredited institutions in 50 states. The key to your success is finding the right educational fit for you, and research is a very important step. The Educational Adviser can simplify these overwhelming options and help you identify the perfect academic institution for you. Review the resources below to better understand the process and help you narrow your choices.
The U.S. Department of State produces four booklets on study in the United States:
- Series 1: Undergraduate Study
- Series 2: Graduate and Professional Study and Research (PDF 2.4 MB)
- Series 3: Short-Term Study, English Language Programs, Distance Education, And Accreditation (PDF 1.06 MB)
- Series 4: Getting Ready to Go: Practical Information for Living and Studying in The United States (PDF 2.10 MB)
Finance Your Studies
While studying in the U.S. can be expensive, scholarships and financial aid are available to many students at U.S. universities and colleges. Studying in the U.S. can cost anywhere between $12,000 to $50,000 per year, to cover the cost of tuition, room and board, books, travel, visa fees, and personal expenses.
Are you looking for scholarships, grants, and financial aid? Explore the links below for a wealth of information on the different resources that can help finance your study.
Complete Your Application
Completing your application package is a crucial part of the process. Educational institutions see millions of applications every year. A careful and complete application is key to your admission.
More than 3000 colleges and universities in the United States offer undergraduate degree programs. There is a wide array of choices, and almost everyone’s needs and interests are met. Learn more about the admissions procedures, standardized tests and guidelines here:
There are more than 1,700 universities and institutions offering graduate degree programs in the United States. Are you wondering which school best suits your needs? Access the below links to find the program that is meant for you:
- Finding a School
- Standardized Tests
Apply for a Student Visa
Learn about the visa that you will need to obtain to commence your studying journey in the United States. We advise that you reserve at least 90 days for the visa application process, and plan ahead. You should apply for a student visa only after you have received admission and your I-20.
Are you an educational institution in Jordan, interested in learning more about the student visa process? Contact us via email requesting a presentation to parents and students.
Access www.travel.state.gov for more information related to applying to a student visa.
Prepare for Your Departure
Have you completed the first 4-steps to studying in the United States, and been offered admission to an accredited U.S. higher education institution? Congratulations!
Schedule an appointment with our Education Adviser, to learn pre-departure tips that will set you and your family up for a successful experience. All you have to do is send an email to studyUSA-Jordan@state.gov stating in the email subject line: Pre-departure orientation.
There are a number of ways in which education can be effectively delivered to learners. More than 90 percent of all accredited U.S. colleges and universities serving more than 10,000 students now offer distance education programs, where the students and instructor are not in the same place. It is vitally important to research your options and inquire if your employer or university will accept an online degree. If you are interested in online programs, you should verify if they are accredited before you spend any money. The U.S. Embassy’s Education Adviser can help you navigate the various higher education websites and verify if institutions are accredited. You can reach the Education Adviser at +962-6-5906278 and at studyUSAfirstname.lastname@example.org
English as a Second Language
The United States is a great destination for international students seeking to learn English or improve their English skills. There are over 400 educational institutions that offer English language programs, spread across the many geographic and cultural regions of the United States. The following websites can help narrow your search:
- American Association of Intensive English Programs
- Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
- Consortium of University & College Intensive English Programs in the USA
- Petersons – English Language Programs
If You Want to Study in the USA: Short Term, ESL Distance Education, and Accreditation, helps to explain the selection and application process for English as a second language programs English (PDF 1.03 MB) – Arabic (PDF 2.4 MB).
Events and Fairs
Our EducationUSA Adviser conducts informational sessions regularly please check our website again in early September for dates of our upcoming sessions.
The EducationUSA Advising Center provides students who are interested in studying in the United States of America, with the following services in Arabic and English, free of charge:
- Undergraduate and Graduate Information Sessions
- Scholarship information
- Pre-departure orientation workshops
- Specialized Workshops
- One hour consultations
- Opportunities to network with U.S. college representatives
For more information visit the EducationUSA website.