21st Washington International Education Conference


    March 28th & 29th 2024





    The Washington International Education Conference:the original conference for international and federal government relations, market intelligence, and actionable advice for international education professionals.

    The Washington International Education Council believes that international education exchange plays a vital role in building bridges between cultures throughout the world. In increasingly uncertain times, direct communication between American and international higher education institutions and embassy officials, NGO leaders, and regional experts has never been more important.


    Since 2001, the Washington International Education Council has assisted universities, language programs and independent schools with international student enrollment management services, organizes educational conferences, and supports the development of new programs for institutions and sponsoring agencies.


    Our flagship event, the Washington International Education Conference, is the only conference dedicated to advancing access to key embassy personnel and the latest trends in international student recruitment, admissions, and campus life. Join our conference and walk away with practical knowledge and actionable advice tips that can immediately grow your enrollments and better serve your international students.

  • Registration

  • If paying by check, please fill out our registration form.

    For embassies, please fill out this registration form.

    Please fill out a form for each person

    $995 per person - Regular registration rate

    Second Person from the same institution: $395 per person


    Register here with your credit card or mail the downloaded form with your check to:


    Washington International Education Council

    251 W 98th Street Suite 1B

    New York, NY 10025


    Please make checks payable to the Washington International Education Council


    Registration includes:
    • Participation in all seminars
    • Luncheons both days
    • Conference reception
    • Embassy Presentations

  • Embassy of Kuwait and the Kuwaiti Cultural Attache

    Conference participants receiving a briefing at the Organization of American States (OAS)

    Conference Reception at the Embassy of the Netherlands

    Turkish Embassy Briefing

    At the Indonesian Embassy

  • Conference Organizers

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    William Fish

    With over forty-five years of experience in the field of international education, Mr. Fish was a founder of the Washington International Education Council and is the organization’s President. Mr. Fish began his career as a teacher in Portugal, and went on to direct intensive English programs in California, Colorado, Boston, and Washington, D.C. His career in international education has included work for Arthur D. Little, Inc., AIFS, ALA, Aspect, EF, the ELS, NESE and Study Group. In 1989 Mr. Fish opened his consulting practice and continues to provide services to individual schools and larger organizations interested in broadening their international profile while increasing international student enrollments.

    Mr. Fish has served on numerous advisory groups including the Strategic Task Force on International Student Access, the Consular Affairs Working Group and the Peterson’s International Advisory Council. Mr. Fish was elected as Chair of the New England Region of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and has served on the board of AAIEP. He continues to advocate for international education and students and writes a column for student visa applicants.

    Mr. Fish welcomes contact from individuals and organizations with an interest in international education at wfish@washcouncil.org

    William Fish Website:www.williamfish.net

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    Joseph Humadi

    Joseph Z. Humadi founded the U.S. Educational Group, which produces “Al-Jamiat” the Arabic language magazine and educational fairs throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia and China. He is also one of the founders of the Washington International Education Council, which produces an embassy dialog in Washington, DC once a year in January and advises international students. He has been involved in international education for 20 years. Mr. Humadi also runs the website www.al-jamiat.com, www.usegtours.com and www.washcouncil.org. He has produced programs in U.A.E, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and China.

    Mr. Humadi and his team also produce virtual college fairs (VCF) for specialized clients. The production for these VCF’s includes setting up the website for the students to register. His team does all of the media buying, social media, print advertising, emails and mailings. The last VCF that USEG put together, produced over 5000 students that registered on-line and converted about 1000 to come online during the fair. He is also a member of the Middle East SIG and NAFSA.

  • WIEC Board of Advisors


    The Washington International Education Council recognizes the vital role international education exchange plays in the world today. As our world grows smaller with greater interdependence it is more important than ever to establish linkages between people of different countries, regardless of cultural differences. WIEC builds new bridges and fosters existing relationships between institutions throughout the world.


    Nicholas Arrindell, Ph.D.


    Formerly Director Office of
    International Student & Scholar Services

    Johns Hopkins University (retired)
    Takoma Park, MD

    James L. Goonan


    Director, International Admissions
    Susquehanna University

    514 University Avenue
    Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164

    Manny Tavares


    Director of International Recruitment
    Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Pl
    Providence, RI 02903-3775

    Peter Thomas


    Director of Operations, Global CONNECT
    University of California at San Diego

    9500 Gilman Drive # 0176E
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0176

    Wilawan Youngmisuk


    Wilawan Educational Services

    1617 Belvedere Blvd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20902

  • Partner Organization

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    Started by a pair of American entrepreneurs in 2011 with the dream of serving as a bridge between China and the world. Sunrise quickly grew into a well-known company with a truly global perspective. Sunrise offers the very best in experiential education, travel and media programming to tens of thousands of students and professionals, and provides full cross border digital, event and marketing support for hundreds of organizations seeking to better engage the Chinese market.

  • Contact Us


    Washington International Education Council, Inc. (WIEC)
    (301) 641-8376