Cameroon – Information to youth who are interested in studying in the U.S.

Cameroon – Information to youth who are interested in studying in the U.S. (from the U.S. Embassy)

Educational Advising Center

The EducationUSA Advising Center (EAC) is an official, accredited authority on U.S. study. It provides information and services to people in Cameroon who are interested in studying in the U.S. and to persons or organizations abroad about Cameroon’s educational system and schools.

Services
The following services are available at the EducationUSA Advising Center:
– Advice on planning for education and career, selection of fields of study and/or career search at undergraduate and graduate levels; · Information on accredited institutions of higher education in the U.S. and in Cameroon;
– Access to publications, college and university catalogs, university descriptions and addresses;
– Registration booklets, study materials, and guidance for standardized tests such as the TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, and GRE.

The EducationUSA Adviser is also available to make presentations to schools, businesses, community groups, and others on studying in the U.S.

General Schedule of Educational Advising Center (EAC) Services
Please note that the schedule of sessions varies from week to week. Occasionally, program dates and times change at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances. It is important to check this webpage for up-to-date information. Additionally, for security reasons, individuals are now required to sign up in advance in order to attend programs. Individuals who have not signed up in advance will not be permitted to attend programs.
Regular Sessions

General Introductory Session on Study in the U.S.
Cost: FREE
Location: U.S. Embassy

PROGRAM DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 13 AT 0900
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday, April 9 by 1600
HOW TO SIGN UP: Send AN EMAIL TO THE EDUCATION ADVISOR at YaoundeEDU@state.gov that includes:
• The name and date of the session in the subject line.
• The full name of the student in the message.

PROGRAM DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 27 AT 0900
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday, April 23 by 1600
HOW TO SIGN UP: Send AN EMAIL TO THE EDUCATION ADVISOR at YaoundeEDU@state.gov that includes:
• The name and date of the session in the subject line.
• The full name of the student in the message.

How to Choose a School and Finance Your U.S. Education
Cost: 1.000 FCFA
Location: U.S. Embassy

PROGRAM DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 16 0900
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday, March 12 by 1600
HOW TO SIGN UP: Send AN EMAIL TO THE EDUCATION ADVISOR at YaoundeEDU@state.gov that includes:
• The name and date of the session in the subject line.
• The full name of the student in the message.

PROGRAM DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 6 AT 0900
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday, April 2 by 1600
HOW TO SIGN UP: Send AN EMAIL TO THE EDUCATION ADVISOR at YaoundeEDU@state.gov that includes:
• The name and date of the session in the subject line.
• The full name of the student in the message.

PROGRAM DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 20 AT 0900
DEADLINE TO SIGN UP: Thursday, April 16 by 1600
HOW TO SIGN UP: Send AN EMAIL TO THE EDUCATION ADVISOR at YaoundeEDU@state.gov that includes:
• The name and date of the session in the subject line.
• The full name of the student in the message.

Special Sessions

Student Visa Workshop
Cost: FREE
Location: U.S. Embassy
An Embassy Yaoundé Consular Officer will provide an overview of the student visa application process and answer general questions about student visas ONLY. The Consular Officer will not discuss or review individual student visa applications.

PROGRAM DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 AT 1300
Please arrive at the main entrance of the
Embassy at 1230 in order to go through
security.
**THERE ARE NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE IN THIS WORKSHOP. THERE WILL BE ANOTHER STUDENT VISA WORKSHOP IN MAY. DETAILS WILL BE LISTED IN THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS.**

Individual Educational Advising
Advanced scheduling of individual educational advising appointments is available only to EAC members. For more about how to become an EAC Member, visit the EAC Membership page.

EAC Member Advising
Individual advising for EAC members is available by appointment on the following days:
Thursday, April 16 from 0900-1200
Thursday, April 23 from 0900-1200
Thursday, April 30 from 0900-1200

Open Advising
Open Advising takes place in the EAC Office, located in the James Baldwin Information Resource Center (JBIRC) at the U.S. Embassy in Yaoundé. During Open Advising, members of the general public may meet one-on-one with the EducationUSA Advisor. The cost for this 30-minute appointment is 1.000 FCFA; payment is due at the beginning of the meeting. Individuals are required to attend one of the group sessions listed above before they are allowed to sign up for an appointment during Open Advising. Open Advising is available on specified days each month on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a sign-up sheet outside of the EAC Office. Always confirm Open Advising dates by looking at the website, as they occasionally change at the last minute due to unforeseen circumstances.

In order to attend Open Advising, individuals must fulfill all normal requirements to gain access to the JBIRC, which means that non-JBIRC members must contact the JBIRC 24-hours ahead of time (2220 15 00 ext. 4207, 4117, 4021, 4168, or 4340) and ask for permission to enter the center on the desired date. For more information, please see the webpage detailing Services for the General Public.

Open Advising is available on the following days:
Wednesday, April 15 from 1300-1500
Wednesday, April 29 from 1300-1600

Note: Photo identification is required for all sessions. The EducationUSA Advising Center is closed on U.S. and Cameroonian holidays. No sessions are offered during EAC or U.S. Embassy closures.

For more information, please contact:
Lauren Miller
EducationUSA Advisor
Public Affairs Section
American Embassy
Rue Rosa Parks
P.O. Box 817, Yaoundé, Cameroon
YaoundeEDU@state.gov
Phone: (237) 2220 15 00
Fax: (237) 2220 14 02

MORE:
http://yaounde.usembassy.gov

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