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  purchasing study materials only , please contact Mrs. Ahuva Bernfeld-Azil at 03-5213800  or via email:


5 steps for studying at the USA


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.).


USIEF  is selling study marerials only for the various admission tests (TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, SAT) 

The foundation is open to the public for purchasing study materials on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m.and on Friday from 9:00 am until 1:00 p.m 

Please note that the foundation  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:  02-5952680  (Sunday-Thursday 10.00 am-6.00 pm)

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.

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: 02-595-2680  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 makes appointments at the USIEF office in the Tel Aviv Area and also occasionally visits Haifa.