This was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the international opportunities within these countries. I’m new to international education, and I learned about so many opportunities. I left the conference with plenty of ideas to implement. Angelic Hardy
By far the best international conference I’ve ever attended in my 20 years of professional experience in that field. Very tailored content, first-class speakers, tons of useful information that keep you abreast of the latest trends and insights related to the international education. The combination of morning info sessions with evening visits to different embassies, gives you a unique, holistic perspective (limited, of course by the 2 days time framework). Witold Wolny, Director of International Programs at the UVA-Wise
This is my third year attending and continue to learn from the speakers. It is also great to connect with peers to share/seek advice. I’ve been able to gain valuable information that I would not have gotten otherwise. Joy McGrath
WIEC ’13 was informative and enjoyable. I recommend the Conference for international program professionals wanting to keep up with trends in Washington and key countries. Norm Peterson
The 2012 WIEC was extremely helpful and featured the most experienced and expert speakers in their respective fields. I plan to attend again! Mark D. Rentz, Director American English and Culture Program, Arizona State University
A great conference to network with your peers and senior administrators in international education. Marcia Salazar-Valentine
WIEC was an excellent opportunity to network with fellow professionals in the field as well as receive valuable information pertaining to international education. A great conference!
This was my first time at this conference, and based on my experience, I already am looking forward to attending next year. The specific information I learned and received at this conference will be extremely helpful as we continue to refine and expand our own enrollment management programs.
Overall I thought the conference was wonderful – the speakers and the embassy visits were informative and I certainly plan on attending next year’s conference. One of the better conferences I get to go to! I thought it was very well organized and packed with a lot of good information to bring back to campus.
The Washington International Education Conference helps you connect you with your peers, building your professional network and offering a glimpse into “what works” in another institutional context. As the premier annual international education conference in Washington DC, WIEC stands out in our exclusive access to foreign scholarship funds, embassies, and US government departments. If your work centers around recruitment, meeting decision makers at organizations like the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission can advance your recruitment efforts in the Middle East, while gaining contacts and hearing from regional experts in China and India can help you better weather uncertain times. WIEC curates new visits and content each year to make you aware of promising emerging recruitment markets. Colleagues in administration and international student services benefit from policy updates provided directly by US government agencies like the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, and State. Each year, we aim to introduce you to impactful technologies or new services that students or other universities are using. And of course, an embassy conference would be incomplete with a bit of fun as well: an array of delicious meals and a festive reception to show you the cuisine, music, and hospitality of your colleagues from around the world.