Sara Sato of HPU and Amira Yunus, EducationUSA County Coordinator,
Public Affairs Section, at the Forum’s Global Showcase.
Yunus is posted in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the U.S. Embassy Annex.
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management Sara Sato represented HPU at the 2017 EducationUSA Forum, which was held in Washington DC from July 31 through August 2. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and organized in partnership with the Institute of International Education, the overarching purpose of the forum is to collaborate with U.S. colleges and universities, to help maintain the U.S. as the top host nation for international students and scholars and to promote diversity in international education.
During the conference, Sato participated in interactive sessions and workshops, including topics such as maximizing recruitment resources and comprehensive campus internationalization. She had the opportunity to network with more than 570 U.S. university representatives from 46 states, 60 EducationUSA regional coordinators and advisers, and U.S. and foreign government officials.
“Throughout the forum, I established many new contacts — university enrollment management personnel, EducationUSA staff, and government officials — who were genuinely interested in learning more about HPU,” Sato said. “I shared with them information about our programs, students, faculty, and staff, and was very proud to share HPU’s 2016 recognition by The Chronicle of Higher Education, as being the ‘Most Diverse Private Nonprofit University in the U.S.’”
EducationUSA comprises more than 400 advising centers in 177 countries. The U.S. Department of State reported that more than one million international students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2015-16, and those individuals contributed $35 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 400,000 U.S. jobs.