From this May 27th through 30th, seven globalEdu member universities participated in the NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo. During the fair, the participating universities had hundreds of one-on-one meetings with current and future partner universities from the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Many international institutions are interested in sending their students and faculty to Costa Rica to participate in the short term programs offered by globalEdu member universities. Apart from in- and outgoing mobility, possibilities for faculty research collaboration, joint programs and projects were discussed.
“The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo unites nearly 10,000 attendees each year from more than 3,500 institutions and organizations from over 100 countries. It is the most comprehensive international education event serving the diverse needs of the entire international education community. NAFSA 2019 is the must-attend international education event of the year!”
The participation of Costa Rican universities is actively supported by PROCOMER: https://www.procomer.com/es/noticias/servicios-educativos-de-costa-rica-se-promocionan-ante-mas-de-10-mil-personas-en-feria-nafsa-2019
PROCOMER supports the universities by setting up appointments with potential partner universities in the US, Canada and other countries interested in exploring collaboration with their Costa Rican counterparts. This year the Study in Costa Rica booth included a Virtual Reality Experience: https://www.esencialcostarica.com/visitbuyinvest/nafsa/?fbclid=IwAR1eqIGERL5nqxamNKS93dovRZP2F6Rq43wSqBD-fzT4vIn3exKKFC24sQA
This video gives a good impression of NAFSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE5hvTlxLm0&app=desktop
By Nico Evers
Board of Directors 2018-2020