The Amerikahaus at the EducationUSA Forum in Washington D.C.

Rachel Steinhaus, from our Education and Exchange Department, was one of 50 EducationUSA advisers to attend the EducationUSA Forum in Washington, D.C. this year. 


The conference offers university representatives the opportunity to speak with advisers from around the world about international education and to gain a better understanding of how to attract international students to their universities. Together the roughly 500 universities in attendance and EducationUSA aim to support students and increase opportunities for academic exchange. 


The Forum made for quite the jam packed week. Rachel joined 8 other advisers to speak about trends in Europe and Eurasia and generally what attracts Europeans to study in the U.S. Rachel spoke particularly about the increased interest in short term programs, be it a semester abroad through a university exchange, a yearlong experience as a free mover, or an intensive English language course. In addition to her presentation, Rachel spoke at a workshop to delve deeper into these topics, held office hours, and participated in the Global Showcase. 


It was an honor to be selected to represent the efforts of the Amerikahaus and EducationUSA in Germany. Rachel is looking forward to sharing new insights into innovative university programs with the students she advises and to initiating new ways of working together to with U.S. institutions. 




We are an official EducationUSA Center and part of the U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries.  The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States.




(Photo: © Amerikahaus München)