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EducationUSA Pre-Departure Orientation Session

On Friday, June 7, 2019 EducationUSA Ashgabat and American Councils in Turkmenistan organized Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for the cohort students matriculating in Fall 2019. The goal of the event was to provide guidance to students and help them navigate the complexity and prepare for life and study at the U.S. colleges and universities.

A total of 49 departing students participated at the PDO that were accepted into various U.S. colleges and universities including John Hopkins University, Temple University, Hofstra, Seattle University, Florida Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin, North Carolina Wesleyan University College, Indian State University, University of Southern Indian and many more.

This year, PDO featured guest speakers from the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs sections as well as the Higher Education Program Officer from American Councils headquarters. In addition, the U.S. Embassy Consular Officer came to speak about staying in status while on F-1 student visa.

Moreover, participants had an opportunity to engage in a brief panel discussion with an EdUSA cohort alumnus – Kerim Velbayev, a freshmen student from Central Wyoming College (CWC) who shared his academic life and success in college as a recent recipient of the full-ride scholarship at CWC. Furthermore, cohort alumni that are currently studying in the U.S. sent a video to congratulate new departing students with their achievement thus far.

Welcome back to 2018-2019 Academic Year FLEX participants

Welcome back to 2018-2019 Academic Year FLEX participants after who spent one year attending an American high school, living in American families and sharing Turkmen culture!


We are very excited to hear stories of your adventures in the USA and look forward to your future successes!


“Welcome Back” events will be held in all American Corners and American Councils Office in Ashgabat. Everyone is invited to join is in welcoming our youngest FLEX Alumni!

Water Safety Presentation at Dashoguz American Corner

Summer time is here, and with swimming season soon to be open, water safety topic is utmost importance. On May 16th, U.S. Embassy Political Officer, John Harmon conducted
“DIY: Beaches and Beach Safety” presentation at Dashoguz American Corner.

During the presentation, he discussed variety of fun activities on the beach, shared some safety tips and provided suggestions on preventative measures. At the end, John showed an inspiring video about Bethany Hamilton, who survived a shark attack. He also answered multiple questions from the audience.

Please remember water safety rules whenever you are on the beach or at the pool and share the information with your family and friends.

We wish everyone a very happy and safe Summer Holidays!