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Guam

Overview

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.

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