BANGOR, Maine — A group of college advisers from around the world is visiting four college campuses in Maine this week. They plan on bringing their experiences back to prospective students in their countries.

The advisers work for the EducationUSA network, a group under the State Department that helps students in their respective countries find and apply to U.S. colleges. The advisers — from India, Peru, Panama, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Japan, Russia and Estonia — toured on Monday the Husson University campus in Bangor and met with the school’s admissions staff. Later this week, they’ll visit the University of Maine, Unity College and Thomas College in Waterville.

Sudarshan Saha, an adviser based in Kolkata, India, said there are more than 400 EducationUSA advising centers in more than 170 countries. His job is to help students identify American colleges and universities that meet their needs and guide them through the application and Visa process.

“We promote higher education in the United States back in our home countries,” said Sandro Molina, an adviser based in Arequipa, Peru. He said visits like this allow advisers to tell prospective students that they’ve visited a particular state or school and that they’ve connected with the school officials the student will need to deal with.

Molina said he sees Maine’s advantages as being its “unique environment and location” and the feel that you’re experiencing a “real way of American life and culture.” He also said Maine presents a strong opportunity for English language immersion, as you’re unlikely to run into many other languages in the state.

The visits are organized by StudyMaine, a program under the Maine International Trade Center that strives to help Maine high schools and colleges with their international recruitment efforts.

The advisers arrived in the United States last week for the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) conference, which was held in Boston. The delegation will be in Maine until Wednesday.

After arriving in Bangor, the group’s first priority was to visit the home of internationally-renowned horror novelist Stephen King. The group is scheduled to visit Acadia National Park.

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