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 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 2021 EducationUSA Forum will be held virtually and registration is free. Learn more here.
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. Please check back for details on the 2021 EducationUSA Fall Seminar, to be hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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 will take place at the Metropol Palace Hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, November 2–3, 2021. The EducationUSA Western Hemisphere Regional Forum will take place at the Hotel Barceló in San José, Costa Rica, March 16–18, 2022.
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
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.