EducationUSA coordinates and participates in a variety of fairs, conferences, and events throughout the year.
Check our events page for details on how to participate or register for EducationUSA events for U.S. higher education professionals including the EducationUSA Forum, regional forums, international student fairs, and conferences. Information is also posted in the monthly HEI eNews (automatically emailed to U.S. higher education users with a login to this website) and our Facebook page. Learn how you can host advisers on your campus in conjunction with trainings and conferences.
The EducationUSA Forum, held annually in Washington, D.C., gives higher education professionals an opportunity to engage with EducationUSA advisers from around the world. Take advantage of the Forum to network with approximately 50 advisers, all 15 Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs), and U.S. Department of State and IIE EducationUSA staff as they present the latest regional and country-specific trends and tips for strategic international recruitment planning.
The 2021 Fall EducationUSA Seminar will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 2. Hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the event will focus on topics pertaining to international student integration strategies and more. The purpose of these seminars is to connect the higher education community and facilitate forward-facing discussions, mentoring sessions, and sharing of best practices on maximizing international student recruitment, enrollment, and support services. The event is offered free of charge to participating higher education institutions and organizations. Visit the Fall 2021 EducationUSA Seminar event site and register (free) by October 28th!
CALL FOR CAMPUS HOSTS: EDUCATIONUSA SEMINARS
Looking for an opportunity to share your institution’s best practices and collaborate with experts in international student mobility? EducationUSA is searching for hosts for day-long seminars to connect the U.S. higher education community and discuss the latest trends on international student recruitment, integration, and support services. Speakers will include U.S. Department of State officials, EducationUSA REACs, representatives from higher education associations, college and university leaders, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other experts in the field. The events may be virtual or in-person, and registration is free for participating higher education institutions and organizations
Eligibility: Applicants should be accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions, U.S. higher education associations, university systems, consortia, or qualified entries that meet provisions in IRS section 26 USC 501 (c) (3). Diverse groups of higher education institutions are encouraged to apply, and co-hosting is encouraged (please submit a single application for multiple co-hosts).
The selected hosts will coordinate the events and cover any costs related to conference space (or a virtual platform), logistical/technical support, registration/promotion, and evaluation with guidance and resources provided by EducationUSA.
Please join us on Thursday, November 4 from 2:00-2:45 p.m. EDT for an overview of hosting a Seminar, the application process, and why you should consider applying! Meet members of the EducationUSA domestic outreach team and hear from prior hosts about their experience. Register using this form. For those not able to join us, the session will be recorded and available for later viewing.
EducationUSA Regional Forums
EducationUSA holds regional forums internationally that bring together advisers from one world region and U.S. higher education institutions to share best practices. U.S. higher education professionals are invited to present specialized training sessions and to network with advisers and REACs during these events. The EducationUSA Western Hemisphere Regional Forum will take place at the Hotel Barceló in San José, Costa Rica, March 16–18, 2022. The Europe and Eurasia Regional Forum will be held in 2022. New dates for the event will be announced as soon as possible.
USA Pavilion @ Expo 2020 Dubai UAE
Starting on October 1, 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai UAE— the first World’s Fair to be held in the Middle East — will kick off as a six-month global event, expected to draw millions of visitors, with participation from 192 countries. The USA Pavilion will showcase U.S. values and innovation and invite visitors to study, travel, and invest in the United States. EducationUSA is a featured exhibitor. Read Expo Acting Commissioner General and Consul General (Dubai) Philip Frayne's invitation U.S. higher education institutions to participate.
EducationUSA International Student Fairs
EducationUSA runs international student fairs both in-person and online throughout the year. Over 40 fairs with potential for U.S. higher education participation take place each year. Many of these are part of larger multi-city fair circuits that decrease travel costs and maximize recruitment potential.
EducationUSA representatives attend a variety of international higher education association conferences, such as APAIE, EAIE, CAIE, IC3, and CIS, to promote U.S. higher education.
Anticipated 2021 EducationUSA Conference Participation:
Feb. 15–7, 2021
Feb. 17–19, 2021
Mar. 29–Apr. 1, 2021
Apr. 28–May 1, 2021
Jun. 1–4, 2021
Jul. 12–16, 2021
July 26–31, 2021
Sept. 23–25, 2021
|NAFSA All-Region Summit|
Oct. 4–22, 2021
|AIRC Annual Conference|
Dec. 8–11, 2021
In addition, we are pleased to attend regional NAFSA conferences when possible. EducationUSA welcomes invitations and recommendations for participation in future conferences with organizations focused on higher education.