Concord University To Participate In State Department Educationusa Forum On Internationalizing U.S. Campuses

For Immediate Release: 
Jul 31 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.

Office: 304-384-5211

Cell: 304-320-6405





ATHENS, W.Va. – From July 31 – August 2, 2017 Sarah Wambe from Concord University will participate in the U.S. Department of State’s eighth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C.


More than 570 U.S. university representatives from 46 states, 60 EducationUSA regional coordinators and advisers from around the world, and U.S. and foreign government officials will convene to discuss international student recruitment and retention strategies.  International education increases American global competitiveness, and creates relationships and understanding that contribute to increased national security.


The Forum, organized in partnership with the Institute of International Education, will feature sessions on traditional as well as virtual recruiting strategies, comprehensive campus internationalization, student visas, maximizing recruitment resources, and partnering with EducationUSA advising centers around the world to develop comprehensive and innovative strategies for recruiting international students.


Wambe, Concord’s director of admissions, will be presenting a session alongside the Department of State and Homeland Security entitled “Regulatory Updates on Student Visas and Travel”.  Study West Virginia is a partner for her participation in the forum. Funding has been provided by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.


Colleges and universities, including Concord University, play an important role in strengthening ties between the United States and countries around the world.  The State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs collaborates with accredited U.S. colleges and universities to help maintain the United States as the world’s top destination for international students and scholars and to promote diversity in international education.


The U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA advising network includes more than 400 advising centers located in 177 countries around the world that provide international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about study opportunities in the United States.


Throughout the EducationUSA Forum, follow the conversation on Twitter at #EdUSAForum.



Sarah Wambe, Director of Admissions – Concord University, (304)384-6294,


U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, (202) 632-6452, 





Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.