Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 20, 2013


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the fourth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, June 26 to Friday, June 28, 2013. Five hundred admissions and recruitment professionals from U.S. colleges and universities will meet with Department of State officials and 60 EducationUSA regional educational experts from around the world to discuss strategies for helping international students study in the United States and for American students to study abroad. Workshop sessions will focus on traditional and virtual recruiting strategies; improving international student services on U.S. campuses; handling student visa issues; tapping foreign government scholarships; and partnering with EducationUSA advising centers around the world.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs promotes mutual understanding between Americans and people from around the world through a wide range of academic, cultural, private sector, professional and sports exchange programs. These international exchanges engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes and emerging leaders from the United States and nearly 170 countries.

For further information or to cover in-person, please contact Josué Barrera at ECA-Press@state.gov or (202) 632-6454.



PRN: 2013/0775