Study Texas Chair visits China

Dr. Evie Myers traveled to China this month to promote Study Texas and further opportunities for our members to engage with Chinese institutions and students. Dr. Myers gave a keynote speech at the China-foreign Cooperation Program Forum regarding the theme of "Opportunities and Challenges of China-US University Cooperation’. The conference was held in Zaozhuang, Shandong Provice and took place on 16-17 November. It was hosted by the National Center for Schooling Development Programme and supported by both the Shandong Provincial Education Department and Zaozhuang University. The theme of this conference was to explore how to promote the innovation and upgrading of the Industry-education Integration Model. While at the conference, Dr. Myers signed an MOU on behalf of Study Texas with Global Advanced Technical Education (GATE).

For more information, please email admin@studytexas.us.

Study Texas Members at NAFSA Region III Conference

Dr. Evie Myers, Study Texas board chair, is at the NAFSA Region III conference in Little Rock, AK. Dr. Myers is busy meeting with current Study Texas members, as well as driving new membership commitments. Let us know if you have any questions!

The Everest Education Fund

Study Texas supports the efforts of the Everest Education Fund. The Fund aims to provide financial support to high achieving, high impact, and high need students who wish to access higher education abroad. Everest Education Fund believes that #onesmallthing can make a huge impact. One student accessing higher education abroad can positively affect an entire community.

If you would like to support their efforts and contribute to the fund, please visit their website at http://www.everestedfund.org/

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Upcoming Webinar: Bringing Best-Fit International Students to Texas

World Education Services (WES), a non-profit organization which will be celebrating 45 years’ experience and leadership in international education research and foreign credential evaluations in 2019, invites you to “Bringing Best-Fit International Students to Texas” a free, interactive, one-hour WebEx webinar exclusively for Study Texas members and their guests on Thursday, December 13th at 12pm CST.
This interactive presentation is specifically designed for all international admissions and student services staff and leaders to discuss the latest data, trends, and issues impacting international student mobility and strategic enrollment management at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

Discussion/Presentation Topics:

  • Trends in global student mobility and a look at nationwide as well as Texas’s data from the upcoming 2018 IIE Open Doors report

  • Implications of WES research on the decision-making processes and satisfaction of international
    students, plus a look at emerging markets for recruitment

  • Best practices for increasing institutional capacity to ensure sustainable enrollment growth

Contact admin(at)studytexas.us for more information on how to register for the webinar.

US-India Knowledge Exchange Roadshow in Houston

On September 19, approximately fifty representatives from higher education across Texas, business leaders in Houston and members of the Embassy of India met at the Consulate General of India in Houston to discuss higher education reform in India and cross-border collaboration. Several members of Study Texas institutions were in attendance and all enjoyed the lively discussion the workshop generated. We discussed ways in which Texas institutions can become more involved in higher education in India with opportunities in research, exchange and recruitment.

After the sessions, everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet of Indian cuisine and a chance to chat.

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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

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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

Presenters:

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 http://bit.ly/2017USMexicoFair, and registration for the Mexico College Fair events is open at https://sites.google.com/site/mexicocollegefairtour/home/.  

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 Steven.Garrett@trade.gov and Martha.Sanchez@trade.gov with any questions regarding this Study Texas Mission to Mexico. 

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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

Questions: Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov

 

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

Registration: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=7QAH

Questions: Joan.Kanlian@trade.gov

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

EVENTS AT-A-GLANCE

    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 admin@studytexas.us

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

COLOMBIA MISSION TRIP OCT. 24-28TH

 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

REGISTER NOW

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

REGISTER HERE NOW

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 http://gradfairsindo16.eventbrite.com

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

 

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

Email: Yulie.Tanuwidjaja@trade.gov

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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 http://edexpoafrica.com.

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

Dates

-  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 http://edexpoafrica.com

 

Extra Representatives

visit http://edexpoafrica.com 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 http://edexpoafrica.com or email Evan at evans@catalystexpo.com

Download registration forms from http://edexpoafrica.com/images/EdExpo_Africa_Registration.pdf, complete, stamp, scan and email to register@catalystexpo.com.

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 - www.edexpoafrica.com

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.