Wednesday, June 18, 2014

GlobalPittsburgh to Represent Region's Educational Opportunities at International Forum in Washington, D.C.

GlobalPittsburgh will represent the Greater Pittsburgh Region's educational opportunities and quality of life for international students at the fifth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington D.C. from June 23-25, 2014. 

Thomas Buell, Jr., Director of GlobalPittsburgh's Study Pittsburgh Initiative, will participate in two sessions on regional educational consortia, and also meet with EducationUSA advisers from around the world to increase awareness of the many higher education assets in the region.

The Study Pittsburgh Initiative was developed by the GlobalPittsburgh Education Partnership (GPEP), a growing consortium of 17 colleges, universities and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the Greater Pittsburgh Region to augment international student recruitment and outreach efforts, and to foster global talent retention through welcoming and connecting activities, programs and networking events.

EducationUSA is the 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 EducationUSA Forum will bring together 550 university representatives with over 60 EducationUSA regional educational experts and advisers from around the world to discuss strategies for helping international students to study in the United States, and promoting U.S. Study abroad.   

Workshop sessions presented by international education experts, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials present unique and valuable information on recruiting international students and supporting diversity in international education.

As the premiere study destination for international students, the U.S. education sector represents the fifth largest U.S. services export, and added nearly $25 billion to the U.S. economy in the most recent academic year. 

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