The annual EducationUSA Forum attracts representatives of accredited U.S. colleges and universities seeking to recruit and support international students and internationalize the American higher education sector. Over 550 U.S. university representatives collaborate with more than 60 EducationUSA regional education experts based around the world and dozens of government officials to better engage international students, ensure their success on American campuses, and maintain the United States as the top host nation for international students globally.
Plenary session speakers include senior representatives from U.S. universities, as well as high-level officials from the State Department. Speakers for 2017 include Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon, and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Alyson Grunder.
Sessions focus on traditional and virtual recruiting strategies, promoting access to U.S. higher education through digital resources, and the importance of building an inclusive, diverse population of international students as part of a comprehensive approach to internationalizing U.S. higher education. Participants also discuss emerging trends in international student mobility, foreign government scholarships, community college outreach, and holistic approaches to ensuring student success in- and outside of the classroom.
View the 2017 sessions open to the press here. Follow the conversation on Twitter at #EdUSAForum.