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 annual 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 2020 EducationUSA Forum is over, but international educators can still register to access #EdUSAForum's resources at http://bit.ly/EdUSAForum2020.  Watch the welcome and plenary remarks here

Call for Campus Hosts: EducationUSA Seminar

EducationUSA is seeking U.S. higher education organizations and/or accredited institutions interested in hosting seminars on international student recruitment and related issues during the 2021 calendar year. 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. Speakers will include officials from the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce, as well as representatives from higher education associations, college and university leaders, and other experts in the field. The selected hosts will coordinate the events and cover any costs related to conference space (or a virtual platform), logistical support and registration/promotion. The events will be offered free of charge to participating higher education institutions and organizations. For reference of a past seminar, please see https://studyalabama.us/home/seminar-educationusa/.

For best consideration, please complete and submit the application by February 15, 2021.

Please note:

  • Seminars in 2021 may be held virtually or in-person.
  • Applications from institutions located in geographic proximity to, or having the potential to connect with, a large number and variety of higher education institutions are encouraged.
  • Particular consideration will be given to hosts from underrepresented institutions including those with small international student populations, MSIs, HBCUs, community colleges, and located in rural settings.
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 2020 EducationUSA Western Hemisphere Regional Forum, originally scheduled for May 2020 has been rescheduled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Registration will open closer to the event.  Please also keep an eye out for updates on the EUR Regional Forum, which will take place in the second half of 2021.

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 2021 EducationUSA Conference Participation:



Feb. 15-17, 2021



Feb. 17-19, 2021



Mar. 29-Apr. 1, 2021



Apr. 28-May 1, 2021


NAFSA National

Jun. 1-4, 2021 



Jul. 12-16, 2021


EducationUSA Forum

July 27-29, 2021

Washington, DC


Sept. 23-25, 2021

Seattle, WA

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.