Friday, July 19, 2013

GlobalPittsburgh Promotes Pittsburgh Universities at EducationUSA International Forum in Washington, DC

GlobalPittsburgh's Thomas Buell, Jr. (left) participates in a
panel discussion during the 2013 EducationUSA Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- GlobalPittsburgh promoted Pittsburgh-area colleges, universities and English Language programs at the U.S. Department of State's 4th Annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. in June.

The three-day Forum brought together education advisers from dozens of countries to learn more about education resources in the United States for prospective students in their countries. The Study Pittsburgh initiative represents a growing consortium of educational institutions in the Pittsburgh region.

In addition to meeting advisers from many countries, Thomas Buell, Jr., Director of GlobalPittsburgh's Study Pittsburgh initiative, was invited to participated in a panel discussion during the Forum presenting information about GlobalPittsburgh's selection as a host for training program for EducationUSA advisers in December. He also met with leaders of other education consortia in the United States.

"This was another great opportunity to promote the many outstanding graduate and undergraduate programs in the Pittsburgh region," Buell said. "Many of the representatives were impressed by the variety of programs available in the greater Pittsburgh area, the level of cooperation between them, and the quality of life that students would enjoy here. It was a very productive event."

Countries represented at the Forum included Argentina, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Syria, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, United Kingdom, Ukraine and Vietnam.

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Learn more at www.studypittsburgh.org.

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