Washington, DC - Nearly 500 international education professionals representing U.S. colleges and universities will convene at the tenth annual EducationUSA Forum, July 29–August 1, in Washington, D.C., at the JW Marriott Hotel. Higher education practitioners will engage with U.S. government officials and representatives of the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA global advising network to discuss how to maintain and grow the United States as the top host nation of international students.

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will deliver opening remarks on Tuesday, July 30 on the U.S. government’s commitment to international education as a means to solve global challenges, expand economic opportunity, and increase security and stability worldwide. She will also deliver a lunch plenary on the importance of continued engagement with students from China and ways to ensure Chinese and other international students are valued as members of American campus communities.

The 2019 EducationUSA Forum will feature 55 concurrent sessions on issues such as student recruitment strategies around the world, best practices in serving diverse campus populations, and practical updates on academic testing options. The event will also include a “Global Showcase” during which participants can network with colleagues representing nearly 50 foreign governments and/or locations abroad.