How would you like to learn more about the education sector in other countries without leaving your desk? The USDOC presents several webinars throughout the year focusing on a variety of topics in order to inform international education professionals on the best practices for entering or increasing their presence in particular markets. Here’s a listing of our most recent webinars:
Is there a particular topic you would like us to focus on? Please let us know what you would be interested in hearing about in the next webinar by contacting Greg Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Thursday, December 12, 2013: Webinar on Education Market in Kazakhstan
Currently, Kazakhstan sends 25,000 self-paying undergraduate and graduate-level students overseas every year. Unfortunately, only about 6% of them chose to study in the United States and we hope to help increase this number significantly.
Kazakhstan is a rapidly-developing, politically-stable, oil-rich, ethnically diverse nation, that has tripled its GDP in recent years to around $13,000 per capita. This puts it in the same level of affluence of countries like as Bulgaria, South Africa and Costa Rica. Young people here actively study English – many Universities here conduct all coursework in English -- and are very eager to study abroad. It’s not difficult for Kazakhstanis to get visas, either. Last year our issuance rate for F-1 (student) visas was 94% and since August 2013, 5-year visas to U.S. are now issued to Kazakh citizens. In addition, the Government of Kazakhstan recently announced plans to close many local private universities, so the number of students seeking high-quality education overseas is forecast to increase.
Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about entering or increasing your presence with students in this growing but mature and competitive market. Hear from market experts and ask your questions.
Cost: free of charge
Time: 10:00 am EST (7:00 am PST/ 9:00 am CST)
To Register, click on the below link or cut it and paste it into your browser:
For more information please contact:
Aliya Shaikhina, Commercial Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service Kazakhstan
Aliya.Shaikhina@trade.gov (e-mail preferred)
+7 (727) 250-7612 ext. 6491