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  • Study Hawaii takes the Aloha State to the NAFSA Annual Conference

    Posted in International Student Attraction, News

    NAFSA 2014 logoDBEDT and Study Hawaii Educational Consortium will participate in the upcoming international educator exhibition and conference called NAFSA* taking place in San Diego from May 25-30, 2014. School representatives from ELS Language Centers Honolulu; Hawaii Community College; University of Hawaii at Hilo; Leeward Community College; UH Manoa HELP (Hawaii English Language Program); Hawaii Pacific University; Kapiolani Community College; Kauai Community College and UH Manoa Outreach College will be present to promote Hawaii as a premier learning destination.

    This annual conference brings together more than 8,400 professionals in the field of international education for five packed days of training workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events. The NAFSA Conference will also include more than 400 exhibitors from around the world offering attendees new products, services, and technologies that will enhance international student education. DBEDT will be sponsoring a Study Hawaii booth at the conference.

    NAFSA Convention PhotoThis year’s NAFSA conference theme will be Pathways to Global Competence. The conference will explore the call for global-ready graduates, which has been identified as a key issue of international education encompassing strategy, policy, student services, administration, and teaching. A number of the Study Hawaii member institutions will be in San Diego to meet with colleagues, student exchange organizations, recruiting agents and others involved in international education.

    A photo of the Internaional Education ExpoThe Study Hawaii Educational Consortium is a 501c(3) organization established to promote the State of Hawaii as a study destination. Study Hawaii members represent a wide array of educational institutions, including K-12 college preparatory schools, English language schools, community colleges, and comprehensive private and public universities with professional and graduate programs. Consortium members share a belief that international education advances learning and scholarship, builds understanding and respect among different peoples, and enhances constructive leadership in the global community. Nearly 5000 international students enroll in schools at all levels throughout Hawaii each year. For more information on the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium go to http://www.studyhawaii.org.

    *NAFSA began in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers. In 1964 the name was changed to the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs and then in 1990 the membership formally renamed the organization NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The acronym was retained to reflect NAFSA’s proud past, broad name recognition and the now well-established role of NAFSA members in all aspects of international education and exchange.