LA ROCHE COLLEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM ON INTERNATIONALIZING U.S. COLLEGE CAMPUSES
PITTSBURGH, June 16, 2014 – La Roche College will participate in the fifth annual EducationUSA Forum in Washington D.C. from June 23 to 25, 2014.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the EducationUSA Forum will bring together 550 university representatives with more than 60 EducationUSA regional educational experts and advisers from around the world to discuss strategies for helping international students to study in the United Sates and promoting U.S. Study Abroad.
Natasha Garrett, Ph.D., director of international student services at La Roche, will represent the College at the EducationUSA Forum.
“La Roche’s presence at the Forum demonstrates our commitment to international education. The Forum sessions cover relevant topics in the area of international student services, recruitment and campus internationalization,” Dr. Garrett said. “Engaging with EducationUSA advisors and other colleagues in the field allows La Roche to maintain its professional and social international network to better serve our current and future students.”
The Forum offers practical information and strategies to help internationalize U.S. campuses. Workshop sessions, presented by international education experts, U.S. higher education representatives and government officials, provide unique and valuable information on recruiting international students and supporting diversity in international education.
EducationUSA is the U.S. Department of State-supported network of hundreds of advising centers around the world. Each year, EducationUSA advisers provide millions of international students with accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to U.S. colleges and universities.
About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.