EducationUSA Campus Hosting Opportunities

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Campus visits provide advisers with first-hand knowledge of U.S. colleges and universities and can help them speak to their students about life on a U.S. campus in a concrete way using real examples.

The EducationUSA network’s success depends on advisers' access to current information and skills-based training. Visits also help U.S. institutions raise their profile internationally and can help them highlight specific programs and services for international students.

Call for Campus Hosts:  Pre/Post Conference Campus Visits

In 2021, EducationUSA is pleased to offer opportunities to host EducationUSA Advisers for either a virtual campus visit webinar or in-person campus visit before or after U.S.-based conferences (full list below). EducationUSA is closely monitoring the global pandemic and the decisions made by conference organizers on whether events will be hosted online or in-person. We ask that applicants remain flexible as events can quickly shift from in-person to virtual or vice versa. We will try our best to plan accordingly.

If a conference is hosted virtually, EducationUSA welcomes applications from U.S.higher educational institutions (HEIs) to host a 1-2 hour virtual campus visit webinar the week leading up to the conference. In the event a conference is hosted in-person, EducationUSA welcomes applications from HEIs to host EducationUSA advisers for either 2-3 days before or after the conferences. Groups of advisers are usually between 4-8 individuals. Campuses may also request to host more than eight or less than four advisers at a time.

An ideal campus visit includes a focus on a specialized topic, engagement with international students, interactive activities, and the inclusion of different institution types, e.g. community college, minority serving institution, liberal arts college, etc.

Eligibility

Applicants should be accredited U.S. post-secondary educational institutions (non-profit or for-profit), U.S. higher education associations, university systems, consortia, or qualified entities that meet provisions in IRS section 26 USC 501 (c) (3). 

Costs

For a virtual campus visit, host institutions will not incur any costs, other than staff time or a license for a virtual meeting platform, to host a virtual campus visit. However, if HEIs do not have a license to a virtual platform (e.g. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet) EducationUSA can provide access to our Google Meet platform to host the virtual meeting.

For an in-person campus visit, please note that host institutions are asked to cover adviser costs for lodging, meals, domestic airfare or ground transportation, and local transportation, including travel to/from the campus for arrival and departures. This includes transportation on travel days to/from the airport as needed. International airfare is provided by the U.S. Department of State.

2021 Conferences, Dates & Deadlines for Proposal Submission

Conference
Location
Date
Application Due Date
# of Advisers Attending 

Community Colleges
for International Development (CCID)

Virtual

Feb. 19-22

Jan. 8

3

American
Association of
Collegiate Registrars
and Admissions
Officers (AACRAO)

Virtual

Mar. 28-31

Jan. 8

3

National
Association of
Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP)

San Francisco, CA

Apr. 28-May 1

Feb. 22

6

NAFSA Annual
Conference

Orlando, FL

May 30-June 1

Feb. 22

18

Int’l Association
of College Admission Counselors (Intl ACAC)

Virtual

Jul. 12-16

May 7

12

EducationUSA Forum

Washington, DC

Jul. 27-29 

May 7

50

National
Association of
College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

Seattle, WA

Sept. 23-25

May 7

4

Pre/Post Conference Campus Visit Application

Please download the campus visit application, which includes additonal details, including a sample schedule. Applications will be rated based on the responsiveness to the criteria listed in the application.