Partnerships with U.S. Schools: EducationUSA's Roadmap to Success 27 Mar 2019 15:20 16:20

Partnerships with U.S. Schools: EducationUSA's Roadmap to Success 27 Mar 2019 15:20 16:20

Mr Charles Hornstra Chairperson
Mr Vincent Flores Facilitator


Partnerships with U.S. Schools: EducationUSA's Roadmap to Success

This session will discuss various partnership possibilities between U.S. higher education institutions and universities elsewhere around the world. EducationUSA will host a panel of U.S. institutions and higher education professionals to provide practical examples and “best practices” on how to execute successful relationships and officially sign MOUs. Oftentimes, higher education institutions, both in the United States and abroad, seek partnership opportunities, but experience difficulty with actually implementing programs and achieving their internationalization goals. This panel will emphasize the important considerations in the partnership-building process to ensure that the outcome is mutually beneficial for both the foreign and U.S. institution.

Higher education institutions from around the world will be able to:
1. Utilize "best practices" in partnering with U.S. higher education institutions.
2. Identify the realistic financial, logistical, and organizational expectations that each institution will need to consider.
3. Follow through with an MOU.
4. Take advantage of the various types of available exchange programs and inbound student opportunities.



Mr  Matthew Sacco
Director of International Programs and Partnerships
George Mason University

Matthew leads the Office of International Enrollment Partnerships (IEP) with its primary responsibility to development and manage partnerships that support international student enrollment. Within a decentralized institution, IEP leads all international partnerships across its campuses for greater efficiency and strategic oversight. Matthew also co-leads the institution’s internationalization steering committee.

Dr  Paul Hofmann
Associate Vice President for International Affairs
California State University, Sacramento

Paul has worked in international education for more than 20 years. In his current role at California State University, Sacramento he provides leadership for International Recruitment and Admissions, International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad, Faculty and Staff Immigration Services, the English Language Institute, and the Office of Global Initiatives.

Mr Patrick Colabucci
UCLA Extension, International Programs

Pat studied and worked in several Asian and Middle Eastern countries before moving to California. For the past 15 years, Pat has led Extension programs within the California State University and the University of California systems designed to serve international students and develop partnerships with universities around the world.

Room 303