• Conference

  • Dr. Talal Al-Balushi, Cultural Attache, Embassy of Oman

    Neil G. Ruiz, PhD from the Pew Research Center

    The Ambassador of Malaysia

    Rajika Bhandari, Vice President, Institute of International Education

  • Our Conference Includes

     

    Visits to foreign embassies to meet personnel responsible for inbound and outbound student exchanges and student sponsorship.

    5 networking breaks where you can meet colleagues working on similar issues and discover new opportunities to collaborate and connect.

    Continental breakfast and lunch on both days of the conference. Meals and the Conference Reception are often at embassies, offering a unique and undeniably authentic local flavor.

    Access to all presentations offered at the conference in PDF form so that you can implement what you learned when you return to the office.

  • The Washington International Education Conference
     

    Meet decision makers in the embassies of countries at the forefront of international student mobility.

    The Washington International Education Conference (WIEC) is a two-day conference dedicated to professional development and building connections between higher education institutions and key figures in foreign embassies and sponsoring organizations. You will be escorted to embassies representing key international student markets and hear from key Federal government partners including the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, you will learn from highly regarded peers and research institutions that are committed to the study and implementation of international student recruitment, inter-university partnerships, and international student services.

     

    You will leave WIEC with the newest information on student mobility trends and issues for your office to utilize, while also having the data and practical tips to more effectively manage your international student program.

     

    Conference attendees include education and cultural attaches, government representatives, NGO staff, vendors, as well as stakeholders at all stages of the international student lifecycle from universities, colleges, high schools and language programs. WIEC offers unparalleled value and useful sessions for senior international officers, directors of international admissions, recruiters, and international student services officers.

  • Key Topics

     

    1

    Diversification of student sources in a competitive environment

    2

    Everything you need to know about changes in visa issuance and regulations

    3

    New programs bringing sponsored students to the United States

    4

    Accessing emerging or new growth markets

     

    5

    Insider approaches to the China and India markets

     

    6

    Technological innovations in student recruitment and retention

    7

    High level topics in the internationalization of the university campus

    And much much more!

  • The 2020 program will be available by December 15, 2019

  • Luncheons and the Gala Conference Reception

     

    Previous Washington International Education Conferences have had informative sessions given by or at the following embassies and international organizations:

    AMIDEAST

    Colombia

    Kuwait

    Mexico

    Saudi Arabia

    Bahrain

    England

    India

    Miller Mayer LLP

    Spain

    Barton Carlyle

    France

    Indonesia

    Oman​

    Sweden

    Brazil​

    Germany

    Japan

    Russian Federation

    Turkey

    China​

    Korea

    Malaysia

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    U.A.E.

  • WIEC Conferences have included Presentations from Representatives of

    • AMIDEAST
    • Canadian Bureau for International Education
    • Embassy of Bahrain
    • Embassy of Brazil
    • Embassy of Colombia
    • Embassy of France
    • Embassy of Germany
    • Embassy of Great Britain
    • Embassy of India
    • Embassy of Indonesia
    • Embassy of Japan
    • Embassy of Kuwait

     

    • Embassy of Malaysia
    • Embassy of Oman
    • Embassy of Qatar
    • Embassy of Spain
    • Embassy of Sweden
    • Embassy of the Netherlands
    • Embassy of the People’s Republic of China
    • Embassy of the Russian Federation
    • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
    • Embassy of Turkey
    • Institute of International Education
    • International Research & Exchange Board
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Korean Cultural Mission
    • Mexican Cultural Mission
    • Organization of American States
    • Pew Research Center
    • Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • The World Bank
    • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • U.S. Department of State
    • United States Department of Commerce
    • Vietnam Education Foundation

     

  • Contact Us

     

    For additional information, please contact:

    Washington International Education Council (WIEC)

     

    P: +1 203 276 9704

    F: +1 800 820 0779

    inquiries@washcouncil.org