United States Education Foundation in Nepal
Located in Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, the United States Educational Foundation in Nepal, popularly known as USEF-Nepal, is a non-profit center that administers the Fulbright Scholarship and houses Nepal’s only Education USA Advising Center, a part of a global network of 450 advising centers supported by the US Department of State in 170 countries.
Established with a mission to provide the students in Nepal with accurate, reliable, unbiased and free information on studying in the United States, USEF-Nepal has Nepal’s most comprehensive library of resources about studying in the USA. It also offers weekly group advising sessions every Fridays, individual advising sessions, a Prometric Testing Center and various other services to assist you in applying to American colleges and universities and the core advising services are offered for free.
Also known as the ‘Fulbright Commission’, it administers the Fulbright Scholarship, a full scholarship for the graduate level studies in the United States.
It provides two hour group advising sessions every Friday where it helps the aspirant students explore the prerequisites for US higher education, the college search and application process, standardizes tests, finances, scholarships and many more. To attend this free session, one need to register at the USEF library front desk from Monday to Thursday during the office hours, however, they do not precede the registration service through phone calls.
It also provides specialized advising sessions on topics such as standardized tests, scholarships, graduate admissions and student visas and in addition to that, it also offers Pre-Departure Orientation for the students preparing to depart for the United States.
It also has the facility of individual advising sessions where one-on-one advising is provided to the students by the USEF advisor.
However, to register for individual advising, you must first attend the group advising session and start your college search.
The library at USEF houses college directories and guides, college catalogs, test preparation books, application essay books and many more resource materials. Membership is not required to access the facilities inside the library, however, taking your identification card with you is advise.
It also provides testing services at the library and also Prometric Testing Center at USEF administers computer-based tests on a daily basis. In addition to that, it also provides the format and sample tests for TOEFL, SAT, GRE and GMAT in an environment that gives you the feel of taking a real test.
Besides these, it organizes various talk programs, film screenings and presentations by US College and University representatives, facilitates the students with transcript attestation, provides various resource materials useful for information regarding US education and application process, etc.
For further information, you can visit the official website of United States Education Foundation www.fulbrightnepal.org.np and to receive weekly scholarship announcements, event announcements and other important notices from USEF you can join its e-group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/usef_nepal .