Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Educational Institutions and Intensive English Programs. This site is your resource for market research reports, international student recruitment events, and study consortia information.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of education specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to students, potential partners, and agents. To find your local education specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Education Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas education specialists generate reports on the education sectors of target markets around the world. You can see three reports highlighted below, but you can also access more of them at in our Market Research Library under the Services section.
  • Recruitment Fairs – we can help you identify the right international education fairs for your institution.
  • Webinars – learn about the education sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Virtual Education Events – showcase your school to a potential partner institution and/or agents using a powerpoint presentation live over the internet.
  • Gold Key Service – we will set up in-country meetings for you with possible partner educational institutions, identify qualified recruiting agents, find companies that require specialized training for their employees and/or connect you with the Ministry of Education.
  • Single School Promotion – we will organize an event featuring your institution/program and invite the country’s key players in the education sector.


For more about the Education Team and our services, please click here for our team flyer.

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Detailed Event Information For Portugal & Spain - International Student Recruitment Webinar Detailed Event Information For Portugal & Spain - International Student Recruitment Webinar
Portugal & Spain - International Student Recruitment Webinar -- Education/Training Services
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Location/Date: Lisbon, Portugal 04/03/2013 - 04/03/2013
Event Summary:
Did you know that the number of Portuguese and Spanish students in the United States increased over 14.9% (Portugal) and 21.1% (Spain) between 2007 and 2011? The interest in studying abroad from students from Portugal and Spain has increased over 150% compared to 2011 as a result of the current economic conditions and the intent to study in better performing economies. Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about entering or increasing your presence with students in these growing but mature and competitive markets. Hear from market experts and ask your questions. Date: April 3, 2013 Time: 11 AM EASTERN (10 Central) Duration: one hour

Greg Thompson, North Texas
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 214-712-1932
Pedro Ferreira, Lisbon
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: [351] (21) 770-2572
Catherine Hoang, North Texas
Phone: 8176845347