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Guam is an unincorporated organized territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean, halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, and about 1000 miles east of the Philippines. Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The capital of Guam is Hagåtña (formerly Agaña) and the population is 163,000.

As a territory of the United States, all schools in Guam follow the U.S. education system. K-12 education is administered locally by the Guam Department of Education. Higher education accreditation in Guam falls under the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The language of instruction in Guam is English.

N.B. Residents of Guam are U.S. citizens and can not only travel to and from the United States without a visa, they are eligible to work, vote and hold an elected position.


Upcoming AACRAO Events

Crises as Catalysts for Transformation

Fall 2020 | virtual conference

Join us this fall for a virtual Strategic Enrollment Management Conference - Crises as Catalysts for Transformation: 2020’s Impact on Higher Education and Enrollment.

This three day, virtual conference will feature models for adapting to change, meeting challenges, and planning strategically post-pandemic.

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106th AACRAO Annual Meeting

March 28 - 31, 2021 | National Harbor, MD

AACRAO’s Annual Meeting is our largest convening of higher education professionals from around the world. Join more than 2,000 administrators in person or online as we work to address the issues facing today’s campuses, share goals and guidelines for meeting those challenges, and provide a forum for learning and sharing experiences.

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