For the second year in a row, the U.S. Commercial Service Global Education Team organized “USA: A Study Destination,” the official U.S. pavilion at NAFSA 2017, with EducationUSA to educate U.S. institutions about international education opportunities and connect U.S. schools with foreign institutions. New this year, education consortia from 12 states conducted E2E or “Educator 2 Educator” appointments. The E2E program was a pilot value-added service whereby the consortia met with potential partners during prescheduled appointments. The 12 state educational consortia represented this year were: Study California, Study Missouri, Study Tennessee, Study Colorado, Study New Hampshire, Study Virginia, Study Florida, Study New York, Study Washington, Study Massachusetts, Study Oregon, The University of North Carolina International Recruitment Consortium (UNC International).
U.S. Commercial Service education specialists from the U.S. and 12 countries were at hand counseling U.S. institutions on international demand for U.S. education and inform the U.S. schools about potential opportunities to establish educational programs overseas. The countries represented were: China (Guangzhou and Shanghai), Philippines, Russia, France, Japan, Thailand, Ghana, Mexico, Ukraine, Honduras, India, and Portugal.
Between the E2E and Showtime meetings, an estimated over 1,000 appointments were conducted throughout the week.
Study New York joined 11 other study state consortia in the USA: A Study Destination Pavilion. Study New York participated in the Showtime program meeting with Commercial Specialists from India, Thailand and France, and E2E meetings. Study New York had three full days of pre-scheduled appointments and additional walk ups meetings generating 50 new contacts that will be shared with the membership.
By partnering with travel authorities, the USA Pavilion highlighted “Study Travel” opportunities throughout the show. We held a reception within the USA pavilion during the conference, through the generous support of Travel Oregon. The USA pavilion’s hanging banner was sponsored by the New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development, and the USA pavilion guide was sponsored by Visit North Carolina and designed by Second Melody.
For the brochure describing the USA Pavilion and the Study [State] programs, click here.
Study New York booth
Overview of USA Pavilion at NAFSA