Williams to Participate in Forum on Internationalizing U.S. College Campuses

Kristin WilliamsCOLUMBUS, Ga. — Kristin Williams, director for graduate and international recruitment at Columbus State University, will participate in the fourth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington from June 26-28.

Sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the forum will bring 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.

The EducationUSA Forum offers information and strategies to help internationalize U.S. campuses. Workshop sessions, presented by international education experts, U.S. higher education representatives, and government officials, will offer unique and valuable information on recruiting and enrolling international students.

EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world.  Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities.

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs promotes mutual understanding between Americans and people from around the world through a wide range of academic, cultural, private sector, professional and sports exchange programs. These international exchanges engage youth, students, educators, artists, athletes and emerging leaders from the United States and nearly 170 countries. Alumni of these exchanges comprise over one million people around the world, including more than 50 Nobel Laureates and more than 350 current or former heads of state and government.

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Photo: Kristin Williams