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NAFSA 2023 Annual Conference!

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This year’s NAFSA conference is just around the corner, and we’re looking forward to connecting once again with our peers from across the global education community in Washington, DC.

We’ll be attending as part of the Keystone Education Group and you can find us on booth 1101 – please do drop by and say hello!

We’re also participating in a number of the NAFSA 2023 conference events this year. These interactive sessions provide an opportunity for delegates to learn about the latest approaches from across the world of higher education, and share practical skills and best practice insights.

We’ve included the details of these events below and we hope to see many new and familiar faces there.

Recruiting International Students: May 29th, 2pm-6pm

Hear from Megan Prettyman, our Vice President for Partner Success, in this session designed to help institutions develop recruitment strategies and reach their international enrollment targets. She joins three fellow speakers from US universities – including our partner, the University of Tampa – who will share their own international recruitment challenges and how they’ve addressed them.

Megan will be sharing best practice on how to effectively engage with prospective students from different markets and nurture them through to enrollment, including success stories from across our US partner network… such as how we delivered a 105% year-on-year increase in Tampa’s international graduate students!

You can register to attend the session here.

International Credential Evaluation – Secondary Level Credentials: 1st June, 10:30am-11:20am

Our Partner Relationship Manager, David Carlisle, is facilitating this open meeting which provides guidance on evaluating foreign units and grades, as well as calculating grade point averages from multiple secondary education programs.

If you’ve got a query about handling foreign academic credentials, want to find out how others have approached this, and learn about new standards in the field, this is the session for you!

It’s a process UniQuest is now familiar with – as part of our new application processing service, we’re using NACES certified tools to help US institutions understand whether international applicants have the right credentials to study. We’re subsequently able to make recommendations on whether to admit or deny applicants, lending processing support to resource-limited admissions teams.

If you’d like to participate in this open meeting, it’s taking place at the IEM KC Community Center, WCC 151A.

Effective Engagement with Third Party Service Providers: May 30th, 2pm-2:50pm

Megan is co-facilitating this open meeting which will share best practice on engaging with third-party service providers, such as UniQuest, and extracting the best out of those partnerships.

It’s an opportunity to network with colleagues experienced in these partnerships, and of course, we’re happy to share our own perspective from being on the other side. We’re proud to have longstanding relationships with our partners… nearly 10 years in some instances!

This session will take place at the IEM KC Community Center, WCC 151A.

If you’re based in North America and you’d like to arrange to meet with Megan or David in advance of NAFSA, please contact them on /

And if you’re from a higher ed institution elsewhere in the world and are interested in finding out more about UniQuest’s work, our Head of Business Development Adam Rennison will be at NAFSA and would love to chat: