Education Mission to Africa – March 2016

Explore Growing Education Markets in Up to Three African Countries!

Join the U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, on an official trade mission to South Africa, and Ghana, with an optional stop in Côte d’Ivoire - March 7-12, 2016.

Meet Students, Potential Partners, and Attend Meetings Designed to Help you Recruit from these Countries

The mission will include student fairs organized by Education USA, embassy briefings, site visits, and networking events in our target cities of Johannesburg, Accra, and Abidjan.

Who Should Participate?

Accredited U.S. higher education institutions including: undergraduate and graduate programs, community colleges, summer programs, etc., or consortia/associations of accredited U.S. institutions offering said programs.

Why These Countries?

Africa as a whole is one of the “youngest continents,” with ‘outwardly mobile’ students comprising 25% of all students on the African continent- the highest rate in the world- and globally. The United States already represents the single largest target destination for students seeking international educational experiences. The continent has a growing middle class, and presently spends up to $900 million on education annually. In addition, of all African students presently in the United States, Ghana and South Africa rank in the top five countries amongst all African countries of origin.

Mission Goals:

The goals of the United States Education Mission to Africa are: 1) to help participants gain market exposure and to introduce them to the vibrant African market in the countries of South Africa, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire 2) to help participants assess current and future business prospects by establishing valuable contacts with prospective students and educational institutions/partners; and 3) to help participants develop market knowledge and relationships leading to student recruitment and potential partnerships.

Apply Now, Space is Limited!

Download the Africa Mission Application here.

Please fax or email the application to: Jennifer Woods | 503-326-6351; Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov

Deadline to Apply: Registration is now closed

Dates: March 7-12, 2016

Stops:

  • Mon./Weds. -- Johannesburg, SA
  • Thurs./Fri. – Accra, Ghana
  • Sat. (optional) -- Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Cost*

  • $2800 per non-profit institution
  • $3300 per for-profit institution
  • $600 for each additional representative


Optional Côte d’Ivoire Stop
:

$1800 per non-profit institution

$1900 per for-profit institution

*Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Jennifer Woods
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service -- Portland
503-326-5290
jennifer.woods@trade.gov

Debra Rogers
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – Chicago
312-353-6988
debra.rogers@trade.gov

Marisa Ring
Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service – Kansas City, MO
816-421-4809
marisa.ring@trade.gov


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