For Immediate Release: April 16, 2012
Contact: Mara Lee (202) 482-3809
U.S. Education trade Mission to Further Ties Between the United States And Poland, Czech Republic
WARSAW, Poland – The U.S. Commerce Department organized an Education Trade Mission to Poland and the Czech Republic, April 15-18, with representatives from 12 U.S. higher learning institutions to Warsaw and Prague where they will meet with students and the countries’ academic community—with the goal of facilitating opportunities for Polish and Czech students to study in the United States.
During the mission, the U.S. delegation will participate in student recruitment fairs in Warsaw and Prague where they will connect with universities, schools, and businesses to promote educational opportunities in the United States.
The potential for Central European students to benefit from these experiences has never been greater. According to the Times Higher Education, the United States boasts 14 of the top 20 universities in the world. Furthermore,the Institute of International Education reports there are more international students—in excess of 723,000—at U.S. institutions than anywhere else.
The following schools were selected for participation in the trade mission:
- East Carolina University – N.C.
- Eastern Washington University – Wash.
- Hofstra University – N.Y.
- Missouri State University – Mo.
- Northern Illinois University – Ill.
- Pace University – N.Y.
- Plymouth State University – N.H.
- Rutgers University – N.J.
- Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Minn.
- Southern Illinois University, Carbondale – Ill.
- University at Buffalo, The State University of New York – N.Y.
- West Virginia University – W.Va.
For additional information, please visit www.export.gov/trademissions
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