Linda Bridges, an associate dean of admissions who is responsible for international recruitment, is participating in the fourth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C., from June 26-28.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the EducationUSA Forum brings together 500 college and university recruitment and admissions professionals with almost 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 U.S. students to study abroad.
Colleges and universities, including Wake Forest, play an important role in strengthening ties between the United States and countries around the world. By welcoming international students and encouraging U.S. students to study abroad, we enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. educational system. Not only do higher education institutions connect future global leaders with the American people, foreign students also have a positive economic impact on the United States. As the premiere study destination for international students, the education sector represents the fifth largest U.S. services export and added nearly $23 billion to the U.S. economy in 2011-12.
The EducationUSA Forum offers practical information and strategies to help internationalize U.S. campuses. Workshop sessions, presented by international education experts, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials offer unique and valuable information on recruiting and enrolling international students.