WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an effort to expand teacher training and international educational development to countries around the world, the Global Initiative for Education and Leadership at The University of Texas at Austin co-hosted the 2013 Higher Education Fair and Embassy-University Showcase on June 25 in Washington. D.C.
More than 100 colleges and universities from around the world and 25 embassies are expected to participate. Partners include the Embassies of Bahrain and Malaysia, and the Alhambra-U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The showcase provides a space where members of the diplomatic community and higher education institutions can directly interface on issues such as educational exchange opportunities, financial assistance and admission practices, as well as sharing information about new programs, capabilities and needs.
The event will host lectures to help identify various international opportunities. Speakers include the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia, the Ambassadors of Bahrain and Malaysia, and Richard Flores, senior associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts and executive director of the UT Global Initiative.
“The event is an excellent opportunity for professional development,” says Flores. “Because the co-hosts are non-profit or governmental agencies, we can truly focus on delivering maximum benefit to participants while minimizing cost. As a result, the showcase is priced within the means of any institution.”
In addition to colleges, universities and embassies, the showcase is also open to study abroad programs and language programs.
The UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership is a consortium of recognized training programs at The University of Texas at Austin that delivers high-quality teacher training, executive education and English as second language instruction. Partners include the Alhambra-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Aspen Institute’s Partners for a New Beginning program, as well as the university’s UTeach-Liberal Arts program, Human Dimensions of Organizations and the IC2 Institute.