EducationUSA advising and resources

About us

EducationUSA is a global network of over 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

EducationUSA advising centers actively promote US higher education around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive and current information about educational institutions in the United States and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.

Centers are staffed by professional advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience having studied in the United States themselves and/or have received State Department-approved training about US higher education and the advising process.

We strongly recommend that you read all the materials in this section regarding Education in the US (available under the online resources page.) Knowing the basic information in advance will help make your advising session more productive.

To make an appointment kindly contact Ralph Amelan  At the American Center in Jerusalem via phone 02-5952680 or via email:

For the Tel Aviv Refrence Library and purchasing study materials, please contact Mrs. Ahuva Bernfeld-Azil at 03-5172131 ext. 200 or via email:

Information services

Access to USIEF’s extensive collection of catalogs, reference books and data banks is available to all, free of charge. 

Post-acceptance services

After being accepted to a US university or college, you will also be invited to take part in our annual pre-departure orientation, organized by EducationUSA in June of every year. In the annual pre-departure event lecturers and a panel composed of an American student, an American professor and Israelis who have studied/are studying in the US speak on academic issues and on adjusting to living in the US (health services; financial services; housing; transportation, cultural adjustment, etc.).


Main reference library

EducationUSA Center in Tel Aviv has the largest and most comprehensive collection of books concerning the US higher education system.

The reference library is located in Tel Aviv, and is open to the public, free of charge, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. Monday- Friday.

Please note that the Reference Library is closed to the public on Sundays and  holidays, and may also be closed because of special events. Please call  03-517-2131  Extension 200 for special announcements.

 EducationUSA outreach center/Jerusalem

The American Center

19 Keren Hayesod Street, Jerusalem

Telephone:  02-5952676  (Sunday-Thursday 12.00 am-4.00 pm)


As of October 1, EducationUSA services will be provided primarily through the American Center in Jerusalem, which is an office of the U.S. Embassy in Israel located at 19 Keren Hayesod Street.

As of October 1, if you'd like to set up an appointment for educational advising,  or obtain information about studying in the U.S. - or any EducationUSA-related activities - please contact the EducationUSA Office at the American Center in Jerusalem or by phone: 02-595-2676  Please include "EducationUSA" in the subject line.   The American Center will offer the same extensive collection of resource materials as the USIEF to help you plan for your study in the United States.  The American Center's EducationUSA advisor will also be establishing appointment hours at the USIEF office in Tel Aviv to serve students in the Tel Aviv area.