International Education Industry
NES: International Education
Learn about export strategies for international education

NES International Education

Education is expected to become a $7 trillion industry by 2025, and a significant element of this industry is travel exports for education purposes, which includes all expenditures by international students who come to the United States for their studies.

Beyond the economic and academic benefits international students, researchers, scholars, and educators contributes to U.S. communities, many international students gain practical post-graduation experience and training that they can bring to the U.S. workforce. This includes in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which bolsters the competitiveness of U.S. industry and innovation.

The NES’ International Education chapter highlights novel approaches being taken to harness these benefits and promote the United States as a leading study destination. The chapter dives into several key areas, including:

  • Connecting U.S. institutions and consortia with foreign groups interested in U.S. education
  • Promoting the United States as a premier study destination
  • Highlighting the importance of international education as a U.S. export
  • Identifying and promoting global opportunities to the U.S. education industry
  • Leveling the playing field in export markets.

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National Export Strategy Report
Logo for USA: A Study Destination

Education Services at ITA

Our International Trade Administration team of experts across 100 U.S. cities and 80 international markets are dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. education and training services industry through market intelligence, matchmaking opportunities, and export counseling.

International Education Resources

A U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world, and services for the U.S. higher education community.
National Center for Education Statistics
This U.S. Department of Education program collects, collates, analyzes, and reports complete statistics on the condition of American education, and reviews and reports on education activities internationally.
Study State Videos
Marketing videos produced by the International Trade Administration spotlight each U.S. state as a study destination.