A Sydney based consulting agency, Study USA Group focuses on providing knowledgeable, comprehensive admissions counseling for prospective students and their families.

Specializing in higher education institutes in the USA and Canada, it is our mission to provide honest, informed advice through all stages of the admissions process. We encourage open communication within the family, making the international admissions process as efficient, effective, and seamless as possible, and resulting in placements where the student will succeed and be happy.


Evie Elderkin

Principal Owner at The Study USA Group

Founder of the Study USA Group, Evie Elderkin is a native of the USA living in Sydney with her family. With two young children of her own, she is extremely well versed in both the Australian and American education systems, and understands firsthand the pressures and stress surrounding educational decisions.

A member of the International Association of College Admissions Counseling, and having completed her highly regarded College Admissions Counseling course at UCLA, Evie has broad insight and understanding of the logistics and academic attitude within the US university system. Having traveled extensively throughout the US and it’s universities, and with plans of a Canadian university tour on the horizon, Evie is constantly working to broaden the perspectives and options available to Australian students choosing to study abroad.


"Evie saved me from utter confusion! There are so many forms to complete for study in the USA including the Common application. It is one of the most perplexing documents as each college requires different essays and have different dates for submission. Also, understanding costs can be tricky. With Evie's guidance and expert knowledge I was able to navigate this document and assist my son's access to the USA College system. He is now off to study In Wisconsin on a full scholarship. Thanks heaps, Evie!" 

Kate H.

"Evie’s help in navigating online applications to Canadian universities allowed me to feel that I fully understood the requirements and deadlines of each step in the process. The prospect of applying to multiple overseas universities is quite daunting and it’s difficult to know where to begin. Being able to discuss each institutions’ specific admissions system with Evie eased the unnecessary added pressure of figuring out university applications during the HSC, allowing me to focus on my studies. I felt very comfortable talking through my personal questions and concerns about each university and these frequent conversations helped me to make my final decision to attend the University of Toronto!" 

India J.

"Evie has been an invaluable resource for me and my family throughout the whole application and acceptance process. The Study USA Group has been there every step of the way, from helping research and choose universities that are the best fit for me, to helping me prepare for the SAT's and guiding me through essays and applications. Even after I was accepted into one of my top schools, Evie was still there to help me with the visa and preparing for orientation. Evie has always been just a text message or an email away, and she constantly made time for me and to answer my questions and she also kept in touch with my parents to keep them updated and help to reassure them. I cannot praise or thank Evie enough for her incredible support and assistance! I absolutely could not have gotten through it all without her." 

Marley N.

"I cannot thank Study USA Group and Evie enough for her patience with my daughter as she juggled HSC’s, SAT's and college applications. Without Evie, I believe my daughter would have given up applying to the USA. It’s a good thing she didn’t because, with Evie’s knowledge and advice, she got offers from UCLA, USC and Vassar, amongst many others!" 

Michiko S.