As it has for the past 10 years, Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) is participating in the annual NAFSA conference and exposition being held from May 28 to June 2 in Los Angeles, California.
This international fair brings together a diverse, vibrant community of nearly 10 thousand students and education professionals from over 100 countries to learn, connect with each other, and explore new horizons in international education.
USIL participates in this fair at the corporate level, with the objective of strengthening its international relations with prestigious universities in other parts of the world and reaching new agreements that provide more and better opportunities for academic exchanges and scholarships for students from our university, the USIL International Business School, the Institute of Entrepreneurs, and the School of Culinary Arts in Lima; San Ignacio University in Miami; and the USIL Extension Center in Cusco.
Our university is represented by USIL founder and chairman of the board of directors Raúl Diez Canseco Terry, USIL executive president Luciana de la Fuente de Diez Canseco, USIL president Dr. Ramiro Salas, and a team of professionals from the Office of the Vice President of International Relations and the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, among other areas.
Some of the preliminary results of USIL’s participation in NAFSA 2017 include partnerships between institutions, agreements and initial contact with over 300 exhibitors from all over the world. This in addition to sharing and obtaining valuable information on every area of international education administration, student services, research and teaching, with a global perspective.
NAFSA is the world’s largest non-profit association dedicated to international education and academic exchange. Every year, it holds a conference that brings together its over 10 thousand members and hundreds of universities, higher education institutes, language institutes, and service companies in the academic sector. North American, European, Asian and Latin American universities participate in the exhibition held in connection with the conference.
The association fosters the creation of professional networks, organizes conferences and dialogues of collaboration, and promotes research and the creation of knowledge, in order to enhance teaching and pave the way for a better world through international education.
This year, the fair included over 200 professional learning programs and sessions; 43 specialized pre-conference workshops; leadership programs for presidents, directors and managers; the signing of agreements on programs to support global learning, the attainment of peace, risk management and internationalization; and hundreds of presentations at 13 poster fairs.