Fairs and Events

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. 

EducationUSA Forum

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.  

EducationUSA SeminarS

Join us for the Winter 2022 EducationUSA Seminar on March 16th!  This free, one-day virtual event is co-hosted by the University of Oregon and Lane Community College, and is open to all accredited U.S. postsecondary institutions and U.S. higher education community stakeholders seeking to recruit, enroll, and support international students.  University and college leaders, EducationUSA representatives, and U.S. government officials will share their expertise through a variety of interactive sessions throughout the day.  Seminar participants will gain skills and best practices in international student recruitment, strategies for increasing the number and diversity of U.S. institutions hosting international students, and more!   They will also have opportunities to network with colleagues from a wide range of schools.  Look for the event webpage and registration information coming soon! 


Looking for an opportunity to share your institution’s best practices and collaborate with experts in international student mobility? Each year EducationUSA seeks 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.

For more information on hosting an EducationUSA Seminar and an overview of the application process (including advice from past hosts), please view the recording from our recent information session on Campus Hosting Opportunities.  Please reach out to educationusa@state.gov with any questions.  We hope you consider applying!

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 Europe and Eurasia Regional Forum and the Western Hemisphere Regional Forum will be held in 2022.  New dates for both events will be announced as soon as possible. 

USA Pavilion @ Expo 2020 Dubai UAE

Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World’s Fair to be held in the Middle East – opened on October 1, kicking off a six-month global event expected to draw millions of visitors, with participation from 192 countries.  The USA Pavilion showcases U.S. values and innovation and invites visitors to study, travel, and invest in the United States.  Seventy-five Youth Ambassadors from across the United States will engage with pavilion and Expo visitors.  Consul General (Dubai) Meghan Gregonis invites U.S. higher education institutions to participate.  Read more.

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. 

International Conferences

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. 

U.S. Conferences

Anticipated 2022 EducationUSA Conference Participation:



Feb. 21-23, 2022

New Orleans, LA


Mar. 3-7, 2022

New Orleans, LA


Apr. 3-6, 2022

Portland, OR


Apr. 23-30, 2022

Chicago, IL


Apr. 30-May 3, 2022

New York, NY

NAFSA National

May 31-Jun. 1, 2022

Denver, CO


Jul. 12-16, 2022

Albuquerque, NM

EducationUSA Forum




Sept. 22-24, 2022

Houston, TX

AIRC Annual Conference

Dec. 7-10, 2022

Los Angeles, CA

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.