— Jun 20, 2018
Our 9th Annual Summer Conference will be held at The Westin Bayshore, June 17–20, 2018. The conference theme for 2018 will be "Things we should be talking about in International Education."
Background information about Summer Conference
BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 500 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC. For more information, please view the 2017 presentations.
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— Jul 6, 2018
Leadership and Management in Higher Education in a Globalized World: Innovations and Best Practices
Co-hosted by SEAMEO RETRAC and BCCIE.
April 20, 2018 – Abstracts and Biographies
May 25, 2018 – Early Bird Registration
June 8, 2018 – Full Paper Submission
June 15, 2018 – Regular Registration
Call for Papers
If you are interested in submitting a paper for International Conference 2018, please find the information in this package.
- Leadership in Policy Innovation in Higher Education
- University-Industry Partnership Development
- 21st Century Skills Development in Higher Education
- Technology for Innovative Teaching and Learning
- Teacher Education and Satisfaction Improvement
- Research Development in Higher Education
- Quality Assurance in Higher Education
We welcome participation from local, regional and international individuals, including:
- educational leaders
- educational administrators/managers
- university professors, researchers
- others with an interest in education and training
For more information, please visit the conference website.
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— Jun 15, 2018
Vancouver is delighted to host this Private Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), LLC qualifying seminar. IDI offers both public and “private” or customized IDI Qualifying Seminars. Most IDI Seminars are offered publicly and take place in the US. Offering a “private” seminar will afford interested educators in BC easier access to the training while being delivered by an IDI Qualified Administrator.
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) assesses intercultural competence—the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. The IDI Assessment is a 50-item questionnaire available online that can be completed in 15–20 minutes and can be administered by licensed IDI Qualified Administrators. Thousands of Qualified Administrators in more than 30 countries have extensively applied the IDI in corporate, non-profit, government, faith-based, and educational contexts.
Attendance at an IDI Qualifying Seminar and consent to a licensing agreement is required to use the IDI Assessment. Participants will receive IDI handouts and materials that include detailed interpretive guidelines, and written descriptions of procedures. During the seminar, participants will:
- Gain proficiency in using the IDI for increasing intercultural competence for individuals, teams, and organizations
- Learn how the IDI differs from traditional measures of intercultural competence
- Learn how to interpret individual and group IDI profiles of intercultural competence
- Practice giving IDI feedback in supportive role-play scenarios
- Receive training and access to use the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®)
For more information on the ICS, offered by ICS Inventory, LLC, visit www.icsinventory.com.
All participants who complete the IDI Qualifying Seminar are recognized as IDI Qualified Administrators who are licensed to utilize and administer the IDI Assessment.
PRIVATE QUALIFYING SEMINAR FOR EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS* IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
* Education Professionals from BC public and independent K-12 schools, and public and private EQA-designated post-secondary institutions and language schools
Mafalda Arias is an instructor for the IDI Qualifying Seminar and a Qualified Administrator of the IDI. She is the founder of Mafalda Arias and Associates. She has used the IDI to assess groups and measure client developmental progress primarily in the mining and mineral exploration industries with corporations, government, industry associations, and service providers. Mafalda was born, raised, and educated in Lima, Peru, and has over 19 years’ experience working in various capacities in private and public companies in the mineral exploration and mining industries in Canada and South America. As a native of Peru, she is bilingual (Spanish/English) and is conversant in French. Receiving an education in various countries and being able to communicate in three languages, coupled with her experience as an immigrant to Canada, has provoked her curiosity and assisted her in discovering intercultural matters. Mafalda has a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Relations at the University of the Pacific in California. She also has a Business Administration degree from the Universidad de Lima in Peru and a post-graduate certificate in International Commerce from ESAN in Peru.
For questions about the IDI Qualifying Seminar, please contact Mafalda Arias at email@example.com.
US$1,750 plus applicable tax. Payment will be made through the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) online payment platform in US funds. BCCIE is only acting as an interlocutor to help bring this IDI Qualifying Seminar to BC.
Tuition includes: Seminar, seminar materials, individual IDI Profile Report with feedback, customized Intercultural Development Plan, Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory® (ICS®) materials. Coffee/Tea and snacks are provided throughout the 2.5 days. Accommodation, lunch, and dinner are not included.
The seminar begins each day at 8:30am and ends at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14. The seminar will end at 12:00pm on Friday, June 15. Participants must stay at the seminar until 12:00pm on Friday, June 15 to receive their IDI Qualified Administrator (QA) Licensure.
Participants are responsible for locating suitable accommodation and booking their own room(s). While there are numerous hotels located near the venue, we suggest you book your hotel early.
A minimum of 10 registrants is required to hold this IDI Qualifying Seminar. Registration deadline is May 17, 2018. No refunds will be provided after May 17, 2018, but registration may be re-assigned to another colleague until May 31, 2018.
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register early.
ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
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BCCIE’s partner, Beijing International Education Exchange (BIEE), the international arm of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, has again extended an invitation for 22 secondary school students from across British Columbia to participate in the 2018 Beijing International Student Summer Camp. The dates of the camp will be July 14-25, 2018, which includes a half day pre-departure workshop in Vancouver. Two chaperones/teachers from the BC K-12 system and one BCCIE representative will accompany the students on the 10-day Summer Camp.
Students from over 20 countries will participate in the 2018 Summer Camp, integrating Chinese language and culture activities throughout the program. Students will be guided through classroom and cultural settings throughout Beijing, with field trips, cultural performances, cooking demonstrations and many other activities including:
- Basic Mandarin and Chinese Culture Lessons
- Chinese Traditional Handcrafts such as Chinese knot, and Chinese painting,
- Kung Fu and Tai Chi demonstration and lessons
- Famous historic and cultural sites tour with visits to the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Hutongs, and the National Stadium
On behalf of BIEE, we would like to invite BC school districts and independent schools to each nominate up to two local secondary students between the ages of 15 to 17 to participate in the program. Once you have selected your students, please send the requested information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 6, 2018, with the following details as outlined below.
Student information required:
- First name
- Last name
- Date of birth
- Email address
- Letter of support from the Principal or Superintendent
- We encourage districts and schools to promote this program and advise you that student selection is fully the responsibility of the school/school district. You must establish your own internal selection criteria and procedure to identify exemplary and team-oriented candidates as student ambassadors of BC and Canada.
- Districts or schools will be required to provide a brief letter of support from the Principal or Superintendent for each student selected to participate in the program.
- Participants who fail to follow camp rules or harm the reputation of the district or school will be sent home at their own expense.
- In an effort to extend this opportunity to as broad a range of students as possible, districts are encouraged to consider gender diversity in their selection of students from different schools where possible
We will also be in need of two teachers who can act as chaperones. Districts or schools are welcome to nominate a teacher to accompany the group.
Note: These spaces fill up quickly. Selection of students and chaperones will be on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS.
Costs related to the Summer Camp in Beijing
All in-China costs for BC participants will be covered by the hosts, BIEE. These costs include accommodations, meals, local transportation, tuition and local activities.
The pre-departure orientation costs will be covered by BCCIE. These costs include one-night accommodation in Vancouver, meals, and local transportation to airport (one-way).
Each participant will be required to pay for international and domestic airfare between the participant’s home airport and Beijing, medical/travel insurance and an administration fee, which covers camp registration costs and securing a China visitor’s visa. The approximate anticipated cost for these items Is $1900 CDN. Participants are also encouraged to bring spare funds for personal use. Please note that in the past some districts have covered some or all fees for their participating students and chaperones. Your support in this fashion would be appreciated. Please visit BIEE’s website for more information about the Summer Camp.
Benefits of Studying Abroad
Today’s world is interconnected. To be successful, students must become global thinkers and develop intercultural competencies. Students who are flexible and open-minded to new ideas, languages, and ways of life, will have an advantage both professionally and personally. Some experts even say international experiences make you brighter and more creative. We understand that study abroad programs, even short-term ones can help launch students towards valuing the complexity of a diverse world. Through a well-developed study abroad program, one’s sense of self, self-confidence and responsibility towards others, can be greatly enhanced.MORE INFO >
About this Workshop
The ICEF Higher Education Workshop provides a targeted opportunity for international tertiary institutions, selected higher education focused agents, and relevant service providers to hold pre-scheduled, one-to-one business meetings, effectively and efficiently.
Agents continue to play a crucial role in the growth of the higher education sector. Agents represent institutions in their markets and provide culturally-aware counselling to students and their families. Agents also monitor enrolment criteria, streamlining the entire process.
At the 2017 event, a total of 125 educators and 14 service providers met with 127 agents from 46 countries around the world. ICEF is renowned for inviting only the most relevant and professional agents to attend its events. This reputation was built through ICEF’s stringent screening process. All agents are required to provide verifiable data on their business practices, performance, and must also supply recent references from higher education partners. These steps, among other things, ensure that your meeting time is not wasted.
The ICEF Higher Education Workshop takes place immediately before the ICEF Higher Education Partnership Forum, and the 2018 EAIE Conference, also in Geneva, allowing educators to attend multiple events.
For more information and to register, please visit the ICEF event page.MORE INFO >
IDP Education welcomes you to Bangladesh!
IDP Education Bangladesh is optimistic and believes that with the right focus and a solid, persistent, and robust marketing campaign we can ensure positive student enrollment outcomes for our partner Canadian institutions.
Bangladesh is a young country with 18.8% of the country’s population between 15 and 24 years of age. This is approximately 29.5 million people, and with only 3,150 colleges and 82 universities in the country, there is a huge gap in supply relative to demand which continues to drive students to look at higher education opportunities overseas.
The most popular courses for Bangladeshi students are Business Studies, Management Studies, Engineering, IT, and Public Health. The major focus markets for Canada are the cities of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Rajshahi and Khulna. The smaller cities are feeders into Dhaka, being the capital city and a hub for students wishing to pursue their education overseas – hence, this event will be held in Dhaka.
We hope to welcome you to Bangladesh for the IDP Bangladesh Multi Destination Education Fair!
Geneva 2018: Europe's largest international higher education conference
The 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland will take place from 11–14 September 2018 at Palais des Expositions et des Congrès (Palexpo). This year's conference theme is 'Facing outward'. The conference programme is packed full with interesting sessions, networking events and knowledge-sharing opportunities.
Global Affairs Canada’s Program at EAIE 2018
Webinar: Exploring Commercial Opportunities in the European Education Sector
Join us for a federal big-picture update regarding trends in Europe. Once registered, you will be sent the webinar login information.
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 12:30–13:00 EDT
EduCanada Pavilion at EAIE
The EduCanada Pavilion, located in the Exhibition Hall of the EAIE Conference, will be where Canadian education representatives will be able to meet with the Canadian Trade Commissioners from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine. In turn the Trade Commissioners can make introductions to participating institutions from their respective jurisdictions.
Canada/United Kingdom Networking Session
Representatives from EduCanada brand eligible institutions are invited to participate in a networking event on the margins of EAIE. Join us for a speed dating and networking session designed to foster connections between United Kingdom and Canadian institutions.
Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Venue: Permanent Mission of Canada, 5, avenue de l'Ariana, 1202 Genève (TBC)
Canada/Switzerland Networking Session
Representatives from EduCanada brand eligible institutions are invited to participate in a networking event on the margins of EAIE. Join us for a speed dating and networking session designed to foster connections between Swiss and Canadian institutions.
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Venue: Permanent Mission of Canada, 5, avenue de l'Ariana, 1202 Genève
Market Intelligence Briefing: Opportunities for Canadian Institutions in Europe
Canadian Trade Commissioners from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom will share information on opportunities on their respective education markets during a luncheon, hosted by the Scotiabank and Guard.me International Insurance.
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Venue: Permanent Mission of Canada, 5, avenue de l'Ariana, 1202 Genève
Meet the trade commissioners one-on-one
Meet the Canadian trade commissioners from France, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Explore how they can assist you in identifying opportunities in their respective markets. Let them facilitate introductions.
Tuesday, September 11 (14:30 – 16:30) - Permanent Mission of Canada, 5, avenue de l'Ariana, 1202 Genève
Wednesday, September 12 and Thursday, September 13 (Various Times) – EduCanada Booth, Palexpo
IDP Education India believes that Indian students have been keen to study in Canada for a long time and we are confident that the demand for quality education from international students will maintain Canada's position as a leading study abroad destination.
India is a young country with 51% of the population under 19 years of age. Presently, there are approximately 700 universities and about 35,539 colleges in the country. HRD estimates a requirement of another 800 universities and 35,000-40,000 colleges to enable more 46 million children to avail college and university education. This supply and demand gap continues to drive students to look at higher education opportunities overseas.
India as a country is predominantly a graduate market with over 81% of students applying for Graduate programs while the Undergraduate market share is around 19%. IDP’s performance for Canada in FY 17 is better balanced with 56% students opting for graduate programs and 44% opting for undergraduate programs. Popular courses in India are: Management, Information Technology, Network Security, Engineering, Computer Sciences, Biological Sciences, Communications, Finance and Accounting, Dental Hygiene, Aeronautics, Biotechnology and Pharmacy etc.
IDP Middle East invites you to participate in the All Destination Study Abroad Roadshow in Sept/Oct 2018.
The past events in March 2018 and September 2017 have been very successful indeed with over 83 participating universities and institutions which attracted over 3000 students. We look forward for your support yet again to repeat this success.MORE INFO >
NACAC's 74th National Conference heads to Salt Lake City this fall! Make plans to attend this preeminent annual gathering of over 7,500 counseling and admission professionals. Get ready to network, learn the latest admission news and research in cutting-edge education sessions, and hear from inspiring speakers.
For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.
Global Affair Canada's program at NACAC
Registration Deadline: July 27, 2018
Registration Contact: Alexandra O'Sullivan, Alexandra.O'Sullivan@international.gc.ca
1) Canada Pavilion (September 27-29, 2018)
The Canada Pavilion will welcome Canadian institutions on a rotational basis. Institutions are invited to select their preferred timeslots in advance when they register.
Exhibition dates and times:
Thursday, September 27
Friday, September 28
Saturday, September 29
10:00am – 1:00pm
8:00am – 4:00pm
10:00am – 2:00pm
3:00pm – 8:00pm
General criteria/guidelines for participation:
a. Participants must register online via the link below.
b. Schedules will be based on one-hour slots.
c. There are no fees to be represented in the Canada Pavilion, however, representatives are responsible for their conference registration (additional fees apply).
d. Participating institutional representatives are responsible for providing the material of their choice to be distributed at the booth (institution-specific and general publications; promotional material, etc.). A maximum of 25 brochures per participant is recommended. Note that on-site storage is very limited.
2) 11th Annual Canada Reception
The annual Canada Reception for high school counselors, hosted by Canadian universities and colleges, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada, will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018, from 7:00pm-9:00pm at:
327 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
The participation cost per institution is CAD $750 to cover room rental, food, beverages, gifts, entertainment and decorations. The reception is a unique opportunity to casually connect and build relationships with over 200 influential guidance counsellors and consultants for your U.S. and global recruitment goals.
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IDP Education beckons you to South Korea!
IDP Korea would like to invite you to IDP Korea Global Education Exhibition in October 2018. Through this important bi-annual event, we provide students and parents with in-depth information on each study destination’s education system & institutions and offer the crucial connection between students and institutions.
Canada’s International Education Strategy recently announced its goal to double the number of full-time international students to 450,000 by 2022. Despite the high education standards, the cost of study for international student is comparatively affordable compare with other destination and with these factors IDP Korea receives high demand of Canada study. Especially various job position for international student, CEC (Canadian Experience Class) and PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) immigration system and opportunity for dependent children education in public school are very attractive points for S. Korean youth.MORE INFO >
— Oct 12, 2018
The 32nd annual Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) will be held in Sydney from October 9 to 12, 2018.
The theme is 'empowering a new generation' and the program will feature world-leading experts, unique social events and an exhibition, all hosted in and around the new Sydney Convention Centre, ICC Sydney.
With over 1300 attendees, AIEC 2018 will once again be the leading event on the international education calendar in Australia.
For more information, please visit the AIEC 2018 website.MORE INFO >
IDP Philippines is excited to once again invite you to our upcoming fair on October 9, 2018. The timing of the fair is suitable to generate applications and interest for the Fall 2019 intake.
This event is meant to showcase the wide range of options available through IDP placement services to prospective students. The event set-up will capture the different choices for programs and courses, institutions, as well as regions in Canada.
This event solidifies IDP Philippines’ position as the leader in the industry by presenting an engaging event that gives the student direct access to educational institutions, an inside look at their target destination, and an opportunity for expert counselling.
Students will leave the event having gained specific information to help them make a decision and move forward on their applications, or even apply on the spot.MORE INFO >
NAFSA Region I Conference for 2018 will be held in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia from October 15 to 19 at the Westin Bayshore. The conference theme is: Grow. Inspire. Unite. Beyond Borders.
Region I is made up of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
$250 for NAFSA Members | $350 for NAFSA Non-Members
Please visit the conference website for further details and to register.MORE INFO >
IDP Vietnam will organize our annual event: Overseas Education Exhibition 2018 on 20 – 24th, October 2018. This event aims at building awareness on education at all sectors and generates leads of prospective students for the participating institutions.
This event targets the School, Foundation, Pathways to degree Programs, Undergraduate, Post graduate sectors.
What the institutions will get from this event:
- Build a presence and brand awareness for the institution in Vietnam market
- Meet potential students and their parents who are interested in studying in Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand at all sectors
- Recruit Vietnamese students through face-to-face interaction
As IDP Taiwan maintains an international education development after promoting Australia over 20 years and continuously develops into USA, Canada, and UK market. We believe that we have more capabilities in multi-destination student placements. IDP Taiwan is confident with making this education fair highly productive, and has already built a strong reputation as the most trusted top educational organization by providing a unique learning and overseas counseling environment with extremely committed, dedicated and dynamic working team in Taiwan. We look forward to welcoming you to the event.
2018 IDP Autumn International Education Fair aims to help generate more qualified leads for IDP Taiwan in the Spring and Summer of 2019. IDP will ensure that all students who register for the fair will be closely followed up and every effort will be made to convert them to applicants.
This is the event in the year that matches students either just graduated or seeking an alternative if they do not have suitable technical knowledge and skills to enter a work place. Students will be in the final stages of their decision making process and will be looking to identify their preferred choice of institution, to match their education, financial and social needs for the following intake. Students will be seeking guidance and counseling from representatives on institution strengths, course options, and suitable supervisors for research as well as program outcomes which include career options or continuing study.MORE INFO >
About this Workshop
There is no comparable event in terms of size and opportunity anywhere in the world – the ICEF Berlin Workshop is the leading international education focused networking forum and a must-attend event for all industry professionals.
Berlin workshop participants may attend various seminars, expert panels, and presentations each providing valuable insights into the latest trends and research affecting international education. In addition, workshop attendees benefit from numerous informal networking opportunities including lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception and an official gala dinner. These social events give participants the chance to make further contacts and extend business relationships on a more personal level.
The ICEF Berlin Workshop is the most comprehensive and cost-effective way to keep up with industry developments, share ideas with peers and extend existing networks through meeting top international education professionals, face-to-face, in one convenient location.
For more information and to register, please visit the ICEF event page.MORE INFO >
— Nov 9, 2018
Theme: Creating Equity and Excellence in Basic Education
Organizer: Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE)
Host: Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education & Nantong Municipal Bureau of Education
This event is open to all principals and heads of International Departments at BC public school districts and independent K-12 schools.
One of BCCIE’s key partners in East China, Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange (JESIE), has put forward an invitation to our K-12 system to participate in the 14th Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals, taking place from November 4 – 9, 2018, in Nantong, Jiangsu Province (Google Map), which is about 150 km from Shanghai. The forum was created by the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education in 2005 and had been held in different cities around the world for over 10 years.
- 3-dementional networking opportunities offered daily with participations of approx. 200 Chinese school principals and 120 from overseas
- Sharing experiences and best practices in the area of school operation and management
- Discussing about curriculum sharing and development
- Exchanging innovative ideas and experiences related to international cooperation
- Developing sister school relationships
- Exploring student and teacher exchange opportunities
All in-Jiangsu costs for BC participants will be covered by the organizer, JESIE. Those include accommodation, meals, local transportation, registration and local activities. Each participant will be required to pay for your airfare, China visa and travel insurance.
JESIE is an international branch operating under the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education. JESIE serves over 45000 educators and students annually by organizing or facilitating:
- Overseas teacher training programs
- Student exchange programs
- Outbound educational missions
- Establishing Confucius institutes
- Overseas study tours
- Study in China programs, etc.
About Jiangsu Province
In the spring of 2015, British Columbia signed a sister province education MOU with Jiangsu Province, which is a prosperous eastern province with China’s 2nd highest GDP and a long tradition of quality learning and excellence in education. Its capital city, Nanjing, is a famous ancient city served as the capital of six dynasties in China including the Republic of China before 1949. In 2015, there were 5072 kindergartens, 4023 elementary schools (4.7 million students), 2904 secondary schools (3.6 million students) and 134 post-secondary institutions (1.8 million students) in Jiangsu Province.
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— Nov 25, 2018
IDP Mauritius is pleased to invite you to its 2nd multi-destination event of the year targeting institutions from Canada, the UK and New Zealand to be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 24th – 25th, 2018.
In November 2018, IDP’s objective will be to emphasize on the branding of Canada as a study destination, with a focus on the benefits that can be drawn from Cooperative Education and post-study work opportunities that make Canada unique.
Institutions’ representatives will also be able to visit our office on the first day. The week preceding the Sunday Open Day on November 25th will be a ‘Canada Application Week’ culminating into the weekend. Participating institutions are invited to visit the IDP office for no additional costs.
With over 600 visas granted for Mauritian students in 2017, representing a 22% growth from 2016, Canada is quickly becoming the number one destination for Mauritian students.
Overall, the event has been planned to coincide with the end of the HSC exams. 95% of Mauritians follow the UK system and take the Cambridge School Certificate and the Cambridge Higher School Certificate. At the end of November, students will have completed their exams and have obtained their forecast results, making the assessment of their chances easier.
We encourage institutions to express their interest and register for our November event as soon as possible so that we can plan the next few months well in terms of lead generations for your institutions.
The IDP Mauritius team looks forward to working with you to boost your recruitment levels in 2019.MORE INFO >
— Oct 25, 2019
The 6th edition of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE) will take place from October 23 to 25, 2019, in Bogotá, Colombia.
Founded on the principles of collaboration and reciprocity, the CAIE now reunites 39 members, representing government leaders, university leaders and managers, academics and researchers, international relations directors and academic organizations on national, regional, inter-American and international level.
Check CAIE's website for more updates on the conference.MORE INFO >