Study Texas Breakfast at NAFSA 2018

Study Texas hosted a breakfast event at the NAFSA Annual Conference, which was held in Philadelphia at the end of May this year. Over 40 international education enthusiasts joined representatives from Texas colleges and universities for a delicious breakfast before a busy day at the NAFSA conference. Guests included EducationUSA advisors from around the globe and colleagues from international institutional partners.

We look forward to hosting another breakfast next year at NAFSA 2019. Hope to see you there!

International Student Marketing and Recruitment


Dear Colleagues, 

Study Texas is pleased to announce our collaboration with ICEF to bring you a webinar on: International Student Marketing and Recruitment.

Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018
Time: 12pm-1pm CST
Format: In person or virtual
Cost: Non-paid
Location: Texas State University, Office of International Affairs:
Thornton International House, 344 W. Woods Street, San Marcos, TX 78676

ICEF has more than 25 years experience in international student recruitment. We work with educators to help them create strategies to effectively attract and retain international students. This session will examine how to best position your institution and make sure international students are finding the right information about you at the right time.

 We will look at:

  • Social media, communication strategies, and creating brand ambassadors
  • A holistic approach, outlining a multi-channel marketing strategy to brand both your destination and institution
  • Key strategies to increase your brand’s reach and ensure that student interaction with your brand is positive
  • Ways to make sure the information students want can be easily and comfortably found


Mike Henniger, Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, ICEF
Rachel Durcan, Business Development Manager, USA, ICEF

Register Here > 

US Study consortia to lobby US Department of Commerce

Author: Claudia Civinini

A group of US study state consortia are lobbying the US Department of Commerce to maintain its services to education amid ‘warning signs’ that the support of education as a service export is no longer going to be part of the mandate for the US Commercial Service.

n a letter seen by The PIE News, the group highlighted the successes of the US international education industry, which it said are in large proportion attributable to the support of the department.

The letter, drafted by Study California and co-signed by other study state consortia, asked the department to continue supporting vital services for the international education industry such as market research and outreach, the US Pavillion at NAFSA and planning for events abroad and in the US.

“It’s just sent a bit of a shiver through the industry”

The other signatories to the letter were Study Hawaii, Study Massachusetts, Study Minnesota, Study New York, Study Oregon and Study Texas.

Visit The Pie News to read more.

Study Texas Mission to Mexico October 12-20, 2017

Study Texas, in cooperation with Education USA and the Mexico College Fair Tour, is pleased to offer its members an opportunity to recruit international students in Mexico.  Registration for Education USA: US-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair segments are open at, and registration for the Mexico College Fair events is open at  

The mission will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12th with a Study Texas Networking Reception to meet education agents, guidance counselors, media, and colleagues.  

The host hotel is the J.W. Marriott, where Study Texas members will receive a discounted government rate via the U.S. Commercial Service.  Study Texas will provide designated bus transportation on October 14th for its members given that day’s hectic schedule; each other day will have transportation provided by event sponsor.  

Please contact and with any questions regarding this Study Texas Mission to Mexico. 


Study Texas Agenda (note hyperlinks to each fair below)


Thursday, October 12 (Mexico City)

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Study Texas Networking Reception, near J.W. Marriott


Friday, October 13 (Mexico City)

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Education USA breakfast and school visits

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Eton School Recruitment Fair, $60 (OPTIONAL – will require a late night) 


Saturday, October 14 (Mexico City)

9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. American School Foundation College Fair $250

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Education USA: US-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair, $500

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  College Fair Cocktail Reception. Location:  El Bajío


Sunday, October 15 (Mexico City)

8:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Escuela Tomás Alva Edison Recruitment Fair $0


Monday, October 16 (Puebla)

Education USA: US-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair, $500


Tuesday, October 17

free day 


Wednesday, October 18 (Queretaro)

Education USA: US-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair, $500


Thursday, October 19

free day 


Friday, October 20 (Merida)

Education USA: US-Mexico Academic Mobility Fair, $500



Optional Schedule for Conference

An optional agenda available to interested members separates from the main group beginning Monday, October 16th traveling to San Miguel for a Partners of America, Higher Education Partnership Conference, and FPP Student Fair.  


Monday, October 16

Travel day to San Miguel

Tuesday, October 17-19 (San Miguel)

Partners of America, Higher Education Partnership Conference, $645

Thursday, October 20 (San Miguel)

Partners of America, FPP Student Fair, $350

Acts of Kindness..pass it on.

" We ordered an abundance of food for this morning's breakfast and decided to donate the extra items to the Los Angeles Mission homeless shelter. They were very appreciative and excited about the food donation from Study Texas " - Secretary, Jennifer Felps

Professional Development Webinar Series

Professional Development Webinar Series

A Training and Development series at your Desk

International Program Best Practices & Travel Risk Management Webinar

Does your institution have a Travel Risk Management program? Not sure? Join us to find out how to ensure that your institution has you covered!

This webinar will feature:

  • Presentation from experts at Talus Group LLC, who will review best practices when travelling internationally and provide the outline for a robust travel risk management program.
  • Peer case - institution sharing their best practices and how they developed a program after a triggering incident.
  • Recommended Resources 

Date:  April 25, 2017

Time: 1 -2 PM (EST)/10 -11 AM (PST)

Cost:  $35

Registration: Click here



Calculating ROI for your International Marketing & Recruitment

Learn about an online tool to assist international educators in tracking and analyzing return on investment (ROI) metrics.  The ROI model looks at the investments of staff time and budget for student recruitment, and the corresponding returns.  It also aims to factor in more subjective, qualitative variables that play an important role in shaping returns on marketing and recruitment activities.  Learn about how you can strengthen your decision making around recruitment strategies and budgets.

Cheryl Darrup Boychuck of INTCAS and George Kacenga of University of Colorado will present the model and share their experience.

Date: May 2, 2017

Time:  1-2:00 PM EST/10-11:00 AM PST

Cost:  $35



We're going to Vietnam!

Study Texas is super excited to announce our 2017 mission trip to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, February 28th - March 4th.

Register your institution now (members only): click here
**(not a member? no worries, apply here first: click here


    Hanoi    Tuesday, Feb 28        7:00p              Welcome dinner

                  Wed., March 1             8:45-11:00a    School visit

                   Thurs, March 2          8:45-11:00a    School visit

                                                        5:30-8:30p    Fair @ Hanoi Hilton Opera

    Ho Chi Minh City    

                   Friday, March 3                                     Travel to HCMC

                   Saturday, March 4     8:45-11:00a    School visit

                                                          5:30-8:30p    Fair @ InterCon Asiana

Cost: $3,500 per institution (does not include airfare, hotel, meals)
Want a more detailed itinerary for the mission? Email

Register your institution now (members only): click here
**(not a member? no worries, apply here first: click here


 Catedral Primada on Plaza Bolívar.  Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

Catedral Primada on Plaza Bolívar. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times


The Study Texas Board is excited to announce the next Study Texas Mission Trip to Bogota, Colombia. We had previously discussed visiting Vietnam this fall, and due to changes with the Study Texas Board, we were unable to plan the trip for this fall. The Study Texas Mission Trip to Vietnam has been pushed to the spring, tentatively scheduled for February 2017.

As we have visited Colombia previously, we were able to plan a mission trip for this fall. EducationUSA Colombia is coordinating the mission for Study Texas, with the help of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Study Texas Colombia Mission

October 24, 2016 - October 28, 2016

We'll be visiting high schools in Bogota, Colombia in addition to an EducationUSA Study Texas Pavilion and Recruitment Fair. Within the next week, we will have more updates regarding the schedule.

Study Texas Member Cost for the mission trip: $1,200

Registration Deadline: October 14, 2016


U.S. Graduate School Fair 2016 in Malang-East Java

Greeting from U.S. Commercial Service Jakarta.

CS Jakarta supported EducationUSA Indonesia for their upcoming U.S. Graduate School Fair 2016.

The fairs will be held on September 14, 2016 in Malang-East Java and September 15, 2016 in Jakarta (Capital city of Indonesia).

Last September 2015, EducationUSA Indonesia hosted its successful Graduate Fair in Yogyakarta-Central Java and Jakarta with more than 2,500 prospective students met with admissions and alumni representatives of twenty-five U.S. universities.

They are expecting there will be more U.S. university representatives and also Indonesian people coming to this year fair, as the number of scholarship opportunity in Indonesia is also increasing, like LPDP, USAID Prestasi, Fulbright, DIKTI, etc.

Based on data from 2015’s Open Doors report, there are more than 8,100 Indonesians are currently studying in the U.S. and it is expected the number to continue increasing.


To find out more about this fair and to register, please visit

If you have any questions or would like to discuss about this fair, please kindly contact Amira Yunus – EducationUSA Indonesia Country Coordinator at or David Ongkowijoyo at .


Here are details information about Fair Cost:

- Regular Registration (for BOTH fairs – Jakarta & Malang):  $1200 (Saturday, July 16 to Wednesday, August 17)

- Late Registration (for BOTH fairs – Jakarta & Malang):  $1350 (Thursday, August 18 to Wednesday, August 31)

- Literature Only (for BOTH fairs – Jakarta & Malang):  $400

- No single fair registration

- Additional Representative, Fee Supplement: $100 per Fair, no exceptions

- We provide lunch or dinner during the exhibitions for participants/registrants.


All information can be found on the Eventbrite registration.


Best Regards,

Yulie Tanuwidjaja/Commercial Specialist

U.S. Embassy Jakarta /U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce

World Trade Center 6, 3rd Fl – Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 29-31

Jakarta Selatan 12920

Tel: (62-21) 526-2850, Fax: (62-21) 526-2855



East Africa - who's ready?

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from East Africa, and we trust this finds you well.

We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the 2016 edition of EdExpo Africa Fall, a series of two student recruitment fairs starting in Tanzania on 10th September 2016 and end in Kenya on 17th September 2016.

Organized by Catalyst International, EdExpo Africa Fall will be an exceptional source for international student recruitment for your institution, while you reach out to the next batch of aspiring under graduate students and Masters & MBA candidates. We have on offer for you booths or working space with table and chairs, which are inclusive of air travel between the four fair cities, transfers and accommodation for one representative at each of the fairs, if you register for the full tour package.

Registration is ongoing, but on a space available basis.  For more information and event details for EdExpo Africa Fall 2016, visit

Below are dates, rates and venues for EdExpo Africa Fall 2016:


-  EdExpo Tanzania at Arusha - 10th September, 2016

-  EdExpo Tanzania at Dar es Salaam - 12th September, 2016

-  EdExpo Kenya at Nakuru - 14th September, 2016

-  EdExpo Kenya at Nairobi - 17th September, 2016

-  Value add at Nairobi - 2 School Visits on 16th September, 2016


Standard Rate

(Registration closes 26/8/2016)

- Full Tour Package (Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Nakuru, Nairobi): USD 6,000

- Tanzania Tour Package: USD 2,850

- Kenya Tour Package Only: USD 3,450

- Individual Fairs: Please visit


Extra Representatives

visit for extra rep costs


Rates are inclusive of (where applicable):

- Air travel from Arusha to Dar es Salaam to Nairobi (Full Tour Package Only)

- Shuttle service Nairobi to Nakuru to Nairobi

- Booth or Working Space with table and chairs

- Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis: as specified on website

- Buffet Lunch and morning/afternoon snacks on fair days only:

- Networking opportunities.

- Post Expo Student Data Base.


For more information on EdExpo Africa Fall 2016, visit or email Evan at

Download registration forms from, complete, stamp, scan and email to

We look forward to hosting you at EdExpo Africa Fall in September 2016

Kind Regards,  

Evans Omuhinda

Marketing and Events Manager, 

+254 791 389 189

+255 745 715 364  


EdExpo Africa -

NAFSA Breakfast in Denver, Colorado

Study Texas is happy to host another NAFSA Breakfast this year for the Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado.  Come join us for a delicious breakfast and learn more about the institutions in Texas and services that we offer. 

Join us on Wednesday, June 1st at The Delectable Egg, located on 1625 Court Pl, Denver, CO 80202 (only a 10 minute walk from the convention center). Breakfast will begin promptly at 7:30am. 

RSVP now to secure your spot! Don't miss out - click here to RSVP now!

Mission to Mexico 2016

In partnership with EducationUSA, Study Texas is honored to be hosting yet another Mexico Mission on April 13-15th to Monterrey, Mexico.  This year, we have the pleasure of hosting 11 institutions on this Mission:

  1. Austin Community College
  2. University of North Texas
  3. Texas Tech University
  4. Texas A&M International University
  5. Angelo State University
  6. Texas State University
  7. The University of Texas at Tyler
  8. Dallas Baptist University
  9. Texas A&M University at Texarkana
  10. Concordia University
  11. Baylor University

The institutions will have the opportunity to visit the following schools and represent Texas institutions at the EducationUSA fair:

American School Foundation of Monterrey

The American School Foundation of Monterrey is a private, international, nonprofit, and co-educational Nursery-12 school located in Monterrey, Mexico. 

Prepa Tec Santa Catarina

Prepa Tec is a private institution affiliated with the Tecnológico de Monterrey educational system.

Safe travels and thank you to everyone you made this possible!

Congratulations to TAMIU

Texas A&M International University has been selected to represent Study Texas at the next ICEF Workshop in Toronto, Canada on May 12 -14th. ICEF "enables educators to hold pre-scheduled one-to-one business appointments with relevant, quality student recruitment agents, as well as with other educators and service providers."

We're extremely excited to have TAMIU represent Study Texas and it's members. Congratulations TAMIU and thank you to all the Study Texas members that registered to volunteer! 

Learn more about ICEF here. 

ICEF Toronto

Exciting opportunity for our Study Texas Members!

Register here - Register here - Register here

ICEF is a world leader in connecting schools with agents and ultimately students. Study Texas has had a relationship with ICEF for several years and would like to provide members an opportunity to represent Study Texas at their upcoming workshop in Toronto, Canada, May 12-14, 2016. This is cost savings of over $5,000.

Terms of Participation:
1. Institution chosen is responsible for travel, lodging and incidental expenses.
2. Must represent Study Texas and request information from all schools who use agents.
3. Must provide a report to the Board of Directors on the program and any recommendations for future programs

Contact Jerry Alva, click here, if you have any questions regarding the opportunity. 

Register here for this opportunity. 

It's here! Register for the Mexico Mission!

Register by visiting here! Register by visiting here! Register by visiting here!

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2016

I. Schedule
Wednesday, April 13, 2016    
Arrival in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Shuttle from Airport to hotel
Visit to Tecnológico de Monterrey
3:30 Welcome and conference about Internationalization at Tecnológico de Monterrey by Joaquín Guerra
3:45 Opportunities for International Students at Tec de Monterrey
4:15 Campus tour
Group dinner coordinated 

Thursday, April 14, 2016
7:30 a.m. – Depart hotel for school visits
Two school visits in the morning
Return to hotel for lunch and preparation for fair.
Depart to US Mobility Fair in Partnership with Study Texas (Anticipated participation 1,000 students)
Return to Hotel

Friday, April 15, 2016    
Depart Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

II. Hotel

Presidente Intercontinental
$124 USD + 18% tax includes breakfast buffet and Wi-Fi
Ph. 52 81 8368 6000
(Located near a shopping center with restaurants and bars – Plaza Fiesta San Agustin – Main Entrance)

III. Recommended Flights

Arrival Flights:
AA 5875 DFW to MTY arriving at 10:43 a.m.
UA 5656 IAH to MTY arriving at 10:36 a.m.
Transportation covered to hotel by those arriving by 11:00 a.m.

Return Flights:
AA 5875 MTY to DFW depart at 11:33 arriving at 1:50 p.m. 
UA 5557 MTY to IAH depart at 11:16 a.m. arriving at 12:44 p.m.
UA 5574 MTY to IAH depart at 2:42 p.m. arriving at 4:10 p.m. 
Transportation to Airport included with group arrival at ~10:00 a.m.


Total Cost for participation: $1,000
Due by: April 13, 2016
Payment made payable to:





Register by visiting here! Register by visiting here! Register by visiting here!

Upcoming Opportunities for Study Texas Members

The following are three opportunities available to Study Texas Members. Please read through them and submit the interest form to receive more information based on your responses.


Study Texas Mexico Mission

April 13 - 15, 2016

Study Texas will once again partner with the U.S. Department of Commerce and EducationUSA to host a mission to Mexico. This special mission will allow members to focus on one of the major industrial cities in Mexico, Monterrey. The tentative schedule is as follows:

Day 1: Arrive in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Visit Tecnologico de Monterrey - A day visit to one of the worlds leading universities and explore possible international opportunities for study abroad, exchange, and other exciting partnerships.

Day 2: AM/PM High school visits
Evening: EducationUSA Study Texas Pavilion and Recruitment Fair

Day 3: AM High school visit
Afternoon: Depart Monterrey

The estimated cost for the three day program is $1,000 per Study Texas member.

Interested? Fill out the interest form to receive more information. 


BMI - Colombia Recruitment Fair

April 9 - 10, 2016
Bogota, Colombia

BMI is offering Study Texas members a substantial discount for their fair in Bogota. A cost savings of $1,600 and a dedicated Study Texas space for a commitment of at least two members.

Find out more about the fairs here:

Total Cost to register: $2,600



Global Student Mobility - Vietnam

The Global Student Mobility is offering Study Texas member institutions an opportunity to create a profile on a new portal to begin networking with pre-screened agencies throughout Asia. This is primarily for interested institutions that wish to work with agents and attract students in Vietnam, India, Thailand, China, etc.

To learn more about GSM visit:

Total cost to participate: Free opportunity



Interested in any, or all, of these amazing opportunities? Fill out the interest form by clicking here to receive more information on your specific interest(s). 

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you!

Fortaleza and Recife, Brazil

Study Texas had a successful mission to Brazil in September 2015 with 8 institutions in Texas. We had the chance to meet over 5 high schools during our visit and excited to start planning our next mission to Mexico! More news is to come, stay tuned. 

Upcoming Mission to Brazil

This upcoming Fall, 8 universities will be visiting two 2nd-tier Brazilian cities, Recife and Fortaleza on September 17-22nd.  Brazil is the tenth leading place of origin for students coming to the United States. According to IIE’s Open Doors Report, more than 13,286 Brazilian students studied in the United States in 2013/14. These numbers are expected to increase, and Texas is best positioned to take part in this growth due to its location, cultural and linguistic links, and great diversity of quality educational programs.