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(8) 11.00 Rita Moriconi (Louvre III, 25.04)

  1. 1. How to Partner with U.S.Colleges and Universities EducationUSA
  2. 2. EducationUSA• U.S. Department of StateEducational Information& Resources Branch (E C A/A/S/A)
  3. 3. About EducationUSA• Supported by U.S. State Department• Accurate, Comprehensive, & Timely Information• Almost 400 of Centers in 170 Countries EducationUSA.state.gov
  4. 4. Promote U.S. Higher Education Abroad• Almost 400 EducationUSA Centers in 170 countries serve as official center for information on U.S. higher education• Centers serve over 14 million students & parents annually• Centers promote advantages of and accessibility to U.S. higher education
  5. 5. WHA Regional Overview of EducationUSA • 115 centers in 31 countries • 121 EducationUSA Advisers • 91,700+ students studying in the U.S. EducationUSA.state.gov
  6. 6. WHA Regional Overview of EducationUSA • 58 Comprehensive • 37 Standard • 20 Reference EducationUSA.state.gov
  7. 7. WHA Regional Overview• Southern Cone: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay.• Andean Region: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela.• North & Central America: Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panam a.• The Caribbean: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. EducationUSA.state.gov
  8. 8. Regional Overview of EducationUSA 3 REACs – Regional Educational Advising Coordinators: - Rita Moriconi: Southern Cone - Rosemarie Arens: Andean Region - North America, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean EducationUSA.state .gov
  9. 9. Breakdown of Host Institutions:WHA: South Am: MCAC: EducationUSA.state.gov
  10. 10. EducationUSA in BrazilBrazil: 20 BNCs 4 univ. 1 Fulb EducationUSA.state.gov
  11. 11. Services to Students Access to reference material and Internet Regular group and individual advising sessions Admissions-related thematic workshops (essay writing, fields of study, financial aid, etc) Offer criteria based selection process to help match students with U.S. colleges & universities Connect students to admissions offices according to students interests. Offer information on exams and test prep Offer pre-departure orientations EducationUSA.state.gov
  12. 12. Services to US institutions Connect U.S. reps with students in person or virtually (EdUSA Connects) Act as liaison between U.S. and local academic and government institutions to foster partnerships Organize the EducationUSA fairs Information on local credentialing, transcripts, & accreditation Coordinate logistics for visits to local institutions Disseminate Weekly Update to Advisers and HEI News to U.S. institutions EducationUSA.state.gov
  13. 13. Outreach & Expanding Audiences• USG Youth Programs – Youth Ambassadors, College Horizons, Student Leaders• English Language Programs – USG Micro-Access Scholarships – Local GOV and NGO push• EducationUSA country-wide outreach• Opportunity Funds EducationUSA.state.gov
  14. 14. Opportunity funds• Southern Cone: Brazil and Paraguay• Andean Region: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela• MCAC: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama EducationUSA.state.gov
  15. 15. Oportunidades Academicas• Encontro com a Presidente do Brasil• Flavia Medina, Harvard University
  16. 16. EducationUSA.state.gov
  17. 17. WHA students in the U.S.• 52% of students in the region study at the undergraduate level• 35% at the graduate level• 13% - non degree/ OPT
  18. 18. U.S. Higher Education4,495 U.S. Colleges and Universities:• 2,774 four-year institutions that award Bachelors and higher degrees• 1,721 two-year institutions that award the Associates degree.Source:CHE from U.S. Department of Education (http://nces.ed.gov)
  19. 19. U.S. Higher EducationEnrollments• 20.4 million students are enrolled in 4,495 institutions of higher education in the US.• International students are 723,277 (increase of 4.7% over last year), or 3.5% of the total• Women represent 57.1% of students enrolled in higher education in the U.S.Source:CHE from U.S. Department of Education (http://nces.ed.gov)
  20. 20. Doctoral Degrees
  21. 21. International PhD Students• 92.3% of the international students were funded by U.S. universities by the time they finished their doctorates• Total spending on research and development by US colleges and universities: $54.9 billion
  22. 22. EdUSA Connects
  23. 23. EducationUSA - Blog
  24. 24. EducationUSA - Blog
  25. 25. EducationUSA - Facebook
  26. 26. MSN & Skype & Webinars Target • Students who audience cannot visit the EducationUSA Centers • University representives • Advisers Ways of • handle use orientation • use as a communication tool
  27. 27. EducationUSA.state.gov
  28. 28. EducationUSA.state.gov
  29. 29. United States and WHA: 100,000 Strong100,000 Strong in Latin America• 100,000 U.S. students coming to Latin America• 100,000 Latin American students going to the U.S.
  30. 30. How to Connect with WHA• Create relationships – an oral culture• Give a presentation in an advising center• Participate in college fairs (in-person or alumni)• Join your study state consortia• EdUSA Connects, DVC, Skype, social media
  31. 31. How to Partner with U.S. Higher Ed• Contact EducationUSA Comprehensive Centers around the world• Research target fields of study and/or departments through EducationUSA site www.educationusa.state.gov• Use associations such as the Forum on Education Abroad to connect with professionals on study abroad
  32. 32. How to Partner with U.S. Higher Ed• Meet U.S. Universities in conferences: NAFSA, AIEA, NACAC, OACAC, AACC, CCID, NAGA P or participate in these associations• Meet U.S. Universities in local fairs• Use your faculty-led contacts• Participate in Special Visits (government missions)
  33. 33. i EducationUSAwww.facebook.com/EducationUSA www.youtube.com/educationusatv EdUSAtips, EdUSAupdatesEducationUSA.state.gov
  34. 34. www.EducationUSA.state.govRITA MORICONI, REAC CONESULRMORICONI@EDUCATIONUSA.INFOROSEMARIE ARENS, REAC ANDEAN REGIONRARENS@EDUCATIONUSA.INFO

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