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JU’s Karla Reigosa participating in this week’s State Department EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. Campuses

JU’s Karla Reigosa participating in this week’s State Department EducationUSA Forum on Internationalizing U.S. Campuses

JU Admissions Officer Karla Reigosa is taking part in the U.S. Department of State’s eighth annual EducationUSA Forum (#EdUSAForum) in Washington, D.C. today through Wednesday.

More than 570 U.S. university representatives from 46 states, 60 EducationUSA regional coordinators and advisers from around the world, and U.S. and foreign government officials will convene to discuss international student recruitment and retention strategies.  International education increases American global competitiveness, and creates relationships and understanding that contribute to increased national security.

Karla Reigosa

The Forum, organized in partnership with the Institute of International Education, will feature sessions on traditional as well as virtual recruiting strategies, comprehensive campus internationalization, student visas, maximizing recruitment resources, and partnering with EducationUSA advising centers around the world to develop comprehensive and innovative strategies for recruiting international students.

Colleges and universities, including Jacksonville University, play an important role in strengthening ties between the United States and countries around the world.  The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs collaborates with accredited U.S. colleges and universities to help maintain the United States as the world’s top destination for international students and scholars and to promote diversity in international education.

The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA advising network includes more than 400 advising centers located in 177 countries around the world that provide international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about study opportunities in the United States.

 Information courtesy U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, ECAPress@state.gov.