Hundreds of International Educators Attend the 2018 Annual EducationUSA Forum

July 24, 2018

More than one million international students study in the United States each year -- a testament to the unmatched quality of American higher education. International students diversify American campuses and communities, build lifelong relationships with their American hosts, and contribute to American economic prosperity. The State Department’s EducationUSA Forum will convene approximately 500 U.S. university representatives, together with dozens of government officials and EducationUSA international education experts from around the world. Speakers include U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education, Dr. Mick Zais and senior U.S. State Department officials. The annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. provides an opportunity for the Department and representatives of the U.S. higher education sector to share strategies for increasing recruitment and retention of international students on U.S. campuses and further internationalizing the American higher education sector.

Sessions during the event provide insights into the following:

  • Ways to better engage international students and ensure their success on American campuses
  • Strategies to build an inclusive, diverse population of international students as part of a comprehensive approach to internationalize U.S. higher education
  • Emerging trends in student mobility, including foreign government scholarships, community college outreach, and online models of good practice

The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA network operates over 425 student advising centers in 180 countries overseas. These centers provide prospective students with accurate and unbiased information about opportunities to study at accredited U.S. colleges and universities and offer guidance to American institutions of higher education.

Visit our EducationUSA website to register here and follow the conversation on Twitter at #EdUSAForum