Alumni Fair registration for volunteers
EducationUSA is pleased to invite you to represent your US alma-mater during the EducationUSA Alumni Fair. The fair will take place on April 30th, 2016 at the American Center with support of US Embassy in Baku and American Councils. You will be informed about the details of venue, date and time of the fair after you have registered.
Interested alumni volunteers are kindly asked to sign up via the online registration survey found at :
We really appreciate your effort!
The Career Academy closing ceremony
The Career Academy closing ceremony was held on Wednesday, December 16th.Career Academy is a program to provide career development trainings to recent alumni of the Future Leaders Exchange program (FLEX) and the Youth Leadership Program (YLP). These trainings are designed to give alumni skills to better market themselves and to encourage alumni to consider available career paths in the public and private sector. Sessions covered topic such as CV Writing, Interviewing Skills and How to Build Your Personal Brand. In additional there were field trips to different companies such as Ernst and Young, Nar Mobile and the Civil Service Commission. The purpose of these field trips was to help students obtain knowledge of office culture and industry specifics.
On the last day of this exciting journey, the participants shared their experience and what they have learned during the four month workshop. Representative of the U.S. Embassy, American Councils, Trainers and Field Trip Representatives spoke to the group to congratulated them. Additionally each participant was awarded a certificate of completion.
What a successful conclusion of an exciting four month long journey!
FLEX Azerbaijan 2016-2017
The FLEX program’s online application is now available. You may find more information by following this link.
If you have further questions, please email the program at email@example.com or call +99451.660.00.48.
International Education Week in Azerbaijan
On November 16th, 17th and 18th, 2015, EducationUSA Azerbaijan joined over 100 countries around the world in celebration of International Education Week (IEW).
On November 16th, EducationUSA Azerbaijan hosted two presentations, “Education System and Admissions Process for US universities” by Adeola Adegabi, Fulbright ETA exchange program participant and “Application Documents” by Ramila Verdiyeva, EducationUSA adviser.
Two more presentations were held on November 17th, “University Admission and Financial Aid Opportunities at Colorado State University” by Assistant Director, International Admissions Stene Verhulst, and “Liberal Art Colleges in the United States”, by Christopher Mendoza, Eurasian Regional Language exchange program participant.
On November 18th, EducationUSA Azerbaijan presented “Towson University” by Larisa Brener, Director of International Recruitment and “Pittsburgh State University” by Dr. Cathy Lee Arcuino, Director of International Programs and Services.
EducationUSA offers a MOOC on Applying to US Universities
A MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is an online course designed for wide participation and open access via the internet. MOOCs are good resources for distance education. Many US universities provide MOOCs to attract students to their university and makes education possible for everyone around the world. Some MOOCs provide official certificates, some can be used for college credit, some are for a fee, and there are many MOOCs that are free of charge.
Due to many requests from students interested in distance education, EducationUSA Azerbaijan facilitated a MOOC provided by the University of Pennsylvania – “Applying to US Universities” at US-Azerbaijan Education Center. This MOOC gave an opportunity to Azerbaijani students to experience the American education system. This 5 week long MOOC included various videos where Erick Hyde, the University Connections Counseling Specialist, talked about the admission and evaluation process, academic qualifications, how to research US universities, understanding deadlines, application forms and other required documents. Each session was followed by a discussion and the EducationUSA Adviser shared practical experience about the application process. Additionally, information on scholarships that are available for Azerbaijani students was also provided. This MOOC has helped students interested in studying in the US, decide which university is right for them.
Competitive College Club
American Councils Azerbaijan office has been successfully holding Competitive College Club (CCC) which is an intensive group advising program assisting 20 high school and undergraduate students who want to be strong applicants for colleges and universities in the US. The students were selected based on good or excellent English language skills and strong desire to study in the United States.
CCC has started in June 2015 and includes two mandatory weekly sessions. Selected students regularly attend TOEFL lessons, additional skills trainings, CCC Book Club and EducationUSA presentations.
Current group of CCC will continue to have sessions till January 2016. At the end of the program participants completing all sessions successfully will get a Certificate of Completion signed by the US Embassy and EducationUSA Adviser.
Welcome our new FLEX Alumni Coordinator!
We started August 2015 with welcoming our new FLEX Alumni Coordinator Fatima Huseynli’13 who is taking over Gunay Karimova’12 duties. Fatima Huseynli is a 2012-2013 alumna, lived in Norfolk, VA for her exchange year. She is looking forward to work with our enthusiastic FLEX alumni to bring new ideas to the FLEX alumni community to make our FLEX family more united and more active.