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Join the Pennsylvania Study State Consortium

 

Calling All PA Higher Education Leaders!

StudyPA is pleased to be the latest organization to join the ever-growing list of study state consortia across the United States. StudyPA aims to actively promote Pennsylvania as a study destination for international students. Membership in this enterprising group is now open to appropriately accredited institutions of higher education in Pennsylvania.

Interested in becoming a member of the StudyPA consortium?

Contact StudyPA Board Chair Martyn Miller at martyn.miller@temple.edu.

Interested in partnering with StudyPA?

Contact StudyPA Secretary and Marketing & Membership Manager Bill Keyes at w.keyes@usciences.edu.

More information about partnering with StudyPA can be found in this StudyPA Media Kit.

StudyPA Activities:

In 2020, the consortium will focus on building a student-facing website featuring member institutions and highlighting Pennsylvania as a study destination. From there, StudyPA plans to follow the examples set by other study state consortia, such as:

  • Offering discounted access to education fairs.
  • Organizing overseas recruitment tours for member organizations.
  • Creating scholarship funds for exceptional candidates.
  • Organizing student recruitment seminars.
  • Developing cost-shared marketing efforts.

What is a study state consortium?

The U.S. International Education Study State Consortia initiative is supported by the U.S. Commercial Service. This collaboration exists to bring educational institutions together for the benefit of increasing their visibility in the global market place. This effort is to strengthen the partnership between U.S. higher education and the economic development interests of the respective state and nation. The goal is to use education assets across the United States to enhance U.S. national, regional, and local competitiveness and economic growth.

Why PA?

Pennsylvania is a hub of higher education in the United States, and international students are taking notice. According to NAFSA:

  • Pennsylvania ranks 6th in the nation for international student recruitment.
  • International students contribute $2.1 billion to the state’s economy.
  • International student enrollment supports almost 28,000 jobs in PA.

While Pennsylvania does well in attracting international students to its numerous and diverse educational institutions, domestic and global competition is on the rise.

For more information about the number of international students studying in Pennsylvania, please see IIE’s Open Doors report for Pennsylvania. For information about the economic impact of international students studying in Pennsylvania, please see NAFSA’s International Student Economic Value Tool.

Benefits of a StudyPA Consortium:

Increased collaboration across the state and joint marketing efforts will help all Pennsylvania schools succeed in an increasingly competitive global education environment. Benefits of the StudyPA consortium include:

  • Promoting Pennsylvania as a study destination to international students and counselors.
  • Pooling resources for joint international marketing to international students and professionals.
  • Increasing the name recognition of your educational institution and the education assets in Pennsylvania.
  • Facilitating partnerships between educational institutions in Pennsylvania and those in other countries.
  • Capitalizing on the services provided by U.S. federal and state government agencies to maximize your recruitment budget.

This is an incredible opportunity to benefit your institution and shape the future of the education landscape in Pennsylvania!

Benefits of Membership:

For a minimal investment, members in other Study State consortia have found numerous benefits, such as:

  • Increased online visibility through consortia websites and social media.
  • Wider footprint: the consortium may participate in events or shows that your school does not.
  • Professional development: The consortium approach brings members together from across the state and offers opportunities to learn from others across the United States including participation in the “Best Practice Calls for Consortia” organized and facilitated by the U.S. Commercial Service.
  • Enjoy discounts: ICEF and WIEC, for example, offer discounts to consortia and consortium members.
  • Exhibit at NAFSA USA Pavilion: Exhibiting at NAFSA is expensive for individual institutions, but the USA Pavilion package facilitated by the U.S. Commercial Service makes it affordable for consortia.
  • U.S. Commercial Service programming for Consortia: The U.S. Commercial Service produces programming specific to consortia including the “Embassy Circle” and “Governor Meetings” during the week of NAFSA as well as attendance to the U.S. International Education Stakeholder Roundtables.
  • Help drive the development of a national international education strategy by participating in the U.S. International Education Stakeholder Roundtables.

Interim Board of Directors:

Board Chair: Martyn Miller, Temple University, martyn.miller@temple.edu

Treasurer: Gloria Angel, Villanova University, gloria.angel@villanova.edu

Secretary and Marketing & Membership Manager: Bill Keyes, University of the Sciences, w.keyes@usciences.edu

Committee Members:

Ryan Geiger, Saint Francis University, rgeiger@francis.edu

Dr. Sue Mukherjee, Shippensburg University, Smukherjee@ship.edu

Digital Engagement Manager: Christina Kinney, Millersville University, christina.kinney@millersville.edu

Committee Members*:

Dilek Arig, Montgomery County Community College, DArig@mc3.edu

Interested in getting involved?


Join us for our monthly planning calls on the second Thursdays of the month at 3:30PM.

Please contact Bill Keyes, StudyPA Secretary and Marketing & Membership Manager, to receive the conference call invitation for the next StudyPA planning call scheduled for January 9, 2020 at 3:30PM EST.

If you are interested in filling the last remaining vacant role:

  • *Digital Engagement Committee Member: to assist with the development of a website for the Study PA consortium and social media engagement.
  • please contact, Study PA Board Chair Martyn Miller at martyn.miller@temple.edu and Christina Kinney at christina.kinney@millersville.edu.
  • Sr. International Trade Specialist in the Pittsburgh U.S. Commercial Service office LeeAnne Haworth (LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov), and/or
  • Sr. International Trade Specialist in the Philadelphia U.S. Commercial Service office Iris Kapo (Iris.Kapo@trade.gov)



U.S. Commercial Service Global Education and Training Services Team:

The U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Education Team is here to assist you with your international outreach to students, potential partners, and agents. Our Education Team can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research- International Education and Training Resource Guide can be found here: https://2016.export.gov/industry/education/eg_main_108888.asp
  • Recruitment Fairs- We can help you identify the right international education fairs for your destination.
  • Virtual Education Events- Showcase your school to a potential partner institution and/or agents using a powerpoint presentation or live over the internet. *Virtual Reality Education Fairs are being scheduled for 2020!
  • Gold Key Service- We will set up in-country meetings for you with possible partner educational institutions, identify qualified recruiting agents, find companies that require specialized training for their employees and/or connect you with the Ministry of Education.
  • Single School Promotions- We will organize an event featuring your institution/program and invite the country’s key players in the education sector.

For more information about the programs and services offered by the U.S. Commercial Service’s Education Team, please visit our website here: https://2016.export.gov/industry/education/index.asp

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For more information about the StudyPA Consortium, please contact:

Martyn Miller

Study PA Board Chair

Temple University

martyn.miller@temple.edu

LeeAnne Haworth

Sr. International Trade Specialist

LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov

Phone: 412-644-2816

Iris Kapo

Sr. International Trade Specialist

Iris.Kapo@trade.gov

Phone: 215-597-6127



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