Virtual Education Fairs

You are cordially invited to participate in our upcoming Virtual Education Fairs (VEF) in countries from around the world. Each VEF is limited to six appropriately accredited U.S. Private High Schools, Boarding Schools, and 4-year Colleges and Universities. The most reputable and best performing agents from targeted markets will visit the U.S. Consulates or Embassies in each country listed to listen and watch the presentations of the schools participating in the fairs. Using web conferencing technology, your school will be able to conduct a 10-minute presentation via PowerPoint to an audience of no less than 10 of the top agents during the fair. Please note that the majority of educational institutions, which participated in our 2012 and 2013 virtual education fairs with India, Vietnam, and others countries, reported increases in student enrollments from the countries as a result of the events.

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Virtual Education Fair in the UAE

Date of Event: Thursday, January 13, 2015

Programs: Private High Schools and Boarding Schools (K-12)

Cost: $650, limited to six (6) U.S. Institutions

Contact: Anna Flaaten, Anna.Flaaten@trade.gov

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Virtual Education Fair in W. Europe (Belgium, UK, France)

Date of Event: February 5, 2015

Programs: ESL, Summer Short Term Programs, Community Colleges

Cost: $650, limited to six (6) U.S. Institutions

Contact: Joan Kanlian, Joan.Kanlian@trade.gov

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In addition to the fairs listed above, we are currently working out the details on events in the following markets:

Country

Target Market

Month/Year

South and West Africa

TBD

Winter (December 2014) TBC

S. Europe (Spain, Portugal, Greece)

TBD

Spring (February 2015) TBC

E. Europe (Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria)

TBD

Spring (April 2015) TBC

N. Europe (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland)

TBD

Spring (April 2015) TBC

China (Guangzhou)

TBD

Summer (August/September 2015)

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Please note the following important information for each virtual education fair:

  • The participation fee per school is $650, unless indicated otherwise
  • VEFs are limited to 6 appropriately accredited schools
  • VEFs are expected to last 90 minutes
  • You can dial-in and log-in from home or office
  • Training will be provided in advance to those who have never done a webinar
  • You may send your marketing materials in advance to our offices overseas for distribution to the agents
  • Prior to the VEF, Participating schools will receive a “Welcome Kit” which will include contact information and detailed profiles on each of the agents.
  • The VEFs will be recorded for future reference by the agents and each participating school

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If there is a country/region that you are interested in that is not listed above, please let us know.

For more information on any of these virtual fairs, or to be added to a list for specific events, please contact:

Ms. Gabriela Zelaya
U.S. Commercial Service – San Jose, CA
gabriela.zelaya@trade.gov