New EducationUSA Center Opened in Siem Reap to Promote Study in the U.S.

For Immediate Release         

January 18, 2021 


SIEM REAP (Jan. 18, 2021) – U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy and Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) Chancellor, Dr. Chea San Chanthan, opened a new EducationUSA Advising Center today at Paññāsāstra University in Siem Reap. 

There were already two EducationUSA centers in Cambodia, one in the American Center at U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh and another at PUC Phnom Penh. This new center in Siem Reap will be a one-stop location for parents and students to learn about studying in the United States. It will offer guidance on how to research universities and scholarship opportunities, provide information about U.S. government-sponsored programs, and offer help with college applications and essays. 

The Embassy hopes to increase the number of Cambodian students studying in the United States, especially students from outside of Phnom Penh.  

With U.S. Department of State funding, EducationUSA advising centers offer accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, objective, and timely information about educational institutions in the United States, and guidance to qualified individuals on how best to access those opportunities.   

The 2020 Open Doors report on International Education Exchange showed that 742 Cambodian students attended schools in the United States in 2019-2020, an 8-percent increase over the previous year, continuing a positive trend over the past six years.  

The United States is the No. 1 destination in the world for international students, with more than 1 million in 2019-2020.