Education Team Webinars

How would you like to learn more about the education sector in other countries without leaving your desk? The USDOC presents several webinars throughout the year focusing on a variety of topics in order to inform international education professionals on the best practices for entering or increasing their presence in particular markets.

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Virtual Reality Techniques to Market Your Educational Institution Overseas – Thursday, Feb. 14th at 12pm EST

Join us for the upcoming webinar to learn about Virtual Reality technology as a mean to introduce your campus and engage potential recruitment partners without leaving your office!

The U.S. Commercial Service has introduced Virtual Education Fairs that utilize virtual reality (VR) technology to showcase U.S. educational institution campuses to potential recruitment partners at embassies and consulates overseas! 

This webinar will provide you with insights on latest developments in VR technology, how to build capacity at your campus, as well as VR uses and marketing benefits.  You will also learn about upcoming U.S. Commercial Service programs that incorporate VR to introduce your campus to overseas recruitment partners. 

Topics and Speakers:

  • Welcome and Introductions – Gabriela Zelaya, Global Education Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Virtual Reality in Curriculum, Development, and Marketing in Educational Institutions – Dr. Kevin Merges, Executive Director of Global Education Programs, Rutgers Preparatory School
  • Virtual Reality Technology Update and 360 Degree Video Development - Tywen Kelly, VR Evangelist and Sales Engineer - Pixvana, Inc.
  • Overview of U.S. Commercial Service Programs using Virtual Reality Technology - Gabriela Zelaya, Global Education Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service

** It is recommended that U.S. educational institutions participating invite their marketing/communications departments to join this webinar.

Cost: Free
Registration Link

If you have any further questions, please contact: Gabriela Zelaya at gabriela.zelaya@trade.gov.

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Here is a listing of our recent webinars:

  • Refining Your International Recruitment Strategies
  • Education Market Opportunities in Brazil and Colombia
  • Export Controls: When are Universities and Research Institutions Subject to Export Regulations?
  • Emerging Education Markets in Central Europe
  • Maximizing International Alumni Relationships
  • Education IT Market in Peru and Colombia
  • State Consortia Webinar Series
  • Europe’s General Data Protection Regulations
  • China Education Technology Market Outlook
  • Taiwan: Education Technology Overview and Opportunities
  • Calculating ROI for International Marketing and Recruitment
  • International Program Best Practices and Travel Risk Management

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Is there a particular topic or country/ies you would like us to focus on? Please let us know what you would be interested in hearing about in the next webinar by contacting Gabriela Zelaya at gabriela.zelaya@trade.gov.


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