Summer Workshop for Institutions

Announcing AIRC’s 2017 Summer Professional Development Workshop on International Recruitment for Higher Education Institutions hosted by the the California State University, Long Beach.

Developing Recruitment Strategies for Sustained Growth in a Rapidly Changing Global Environment

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Reception for attendees at 5:00 p.m.

California State University, Long Beach 
Foundation Building
6300 State University Drive, Suite 204
Long Beach, CA 90815



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Workshop Description:

This all-day workshop has three sections. Workshop registration includes the whole day, plus coffee breaks, lunch and evening reception. Content areas and presenters:

Diversifying Enrollment- Beyond the Numbers

  Dr. Michael Wilhelm, Associate Vice Chancellor of International Programs, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Kirsten Feddersen, Associate Vice President International Programs, Southern New Hampshire University
An introduction to the importance of having a diverse group of international students on campus and how to diversify your enrollment funnels. The sessions will discuss how to make sure that the focus is beyond “positive impact on profile” and describe “soft but tangible – beyond the metrics” measurements, impacts on the domestic population and benefits to the institution more broadly. The session will also provide ideas for how to diversity your recruitment funnel, setting reasonable goals and expectations, and understanding the resources needed to achieve great diversity in your enrollments.

Short-Term Programs for International Participants and Recruiting Strategies

  Dr. Jeet Joshee, 
       Associate Vice President for International Education and
       Dean of the College of Continuing and Professional Education,
       California State University, Long Beach
Dr. Pia Wood, Associate Provost University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Over the past 5-10 years, the growth in short-term programs has outpaced traditional degree study among international students. For numerous colleges/universities, short-term programs have become increasingly significant as a recruitment tool, a strategy to develop more international partners,  and a revenue generator. This workshop will focus on various types of short-term credit, non-credit, and management training programs for international participants including high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students as well as for teachers and professionals. The presenters will describe a wide range of programs, the steps taken to develop them, and lessons learned.  Funding models and successful recruiting strategies for these programs will also be discussed.

Recruiting in Turbulent Times

   Dr. David DiMaria, Associate Provost for International Programs, Montana State University, Montana State University
   Mr. Abhijit Zaveri, Founder & Managing Director, Career Mosaic Pvt. Ltd.

From executive orders to currency devaluation to negative press, international student recruitment is heavily susceptible to external factors. This workshop is designed to help participants better understand, anticipate and respond to changing conditions. Additionally, participants will leave the workshop with the ability to articulate to senior administration innovative strategies for meeting future international enrollment goals.


Workshop fees per registrant:

The workshop fee includes materials, morning and afternoon coffee breaks, lunch and a hosted reception after the workshop.

AIRC Member Rate: $195
Non-Member Rate: $250
Note: If you are from an AIRC member institution and need login credentials, please contact AIRC at MemberServices[at]
Registration will open May 5, 2017. Registration closes on July 18th or until space is full. Workshop capacity is limited due to host venue space capacity. AIRC reserves the right to close registration when capacity is reached.

Cancellation notices must be received in writing via email: No full refunds will be issued for requests received after July 13, 2017. After July 20th, no refunds will be made.

Parking is available on campus for $7 for the day.

Participants must make their own hotel reservations. For a listing of neaby lodging click here.

Registration Instructions: 

 To register, please take the below steps:

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2) Click here to register

Contact AIRC Staff with any questions at staff[at] or 240-547-6400.

 Thank you for your interest in the Summer Workshops. Contact AIRC Staff with any questions at or 240-547-6400.