The U.S. Mission in Vietnam Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce funding is available for University and High school Guidance Counselor Training through the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Awards program in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In the south, the programs must be held at the EducationUSA Advising Center in Ho Chi Minh City and/or a local institution in Danang City. In the north, the program must be held at a venue outside of the U.S. Embassy. Programs must focus on counselors or staff of educational institutions who assist students in pursuing study abroad, specifically to the United States. The programs aim to improve the capacity of guidance counselors, administrative staff or English teachers of educational institutions who assist students in pursuing study abroad, specifically to the United States. By helping to improve their counseling skills and their understanding of U.S. higher education, they will in turn provide better guidance to their students who are thinking about pursuing higher education programs in the United States.