The U.S. Department of State’s Mission in New Zealand, USA Study Abroad and ISEP Study Abroad is organizing an ongoing webinar series to encourage academic exchange in the Pacific and between the Pacific Region and the United States These activities support U.S. study abroad and are funded by the U.S. Government through a grant from the US Department of State’s USA Study Abroad branch, US Mission Australia, US Mission New Zealand, US Embassy Suva.

The series aims to raise awareness of the changing landscape of U.S. study abroad and international education, specifically for the Pacific region, to strengthen foreign institutions' hosting capacity for U.S. students, and to increase participation in higher education strategic partnerships and engagement with U.S. university counterparts. The series aims to pave the way for long-term collaboration between higher education institutions around the world with those in the United States to increase and diversify American study abroad, as well as faculty exchanges for research, lecturing and partnership building.

Previous Webinar Recordings

Welcome Plenary - The Future of Educational, Cultural, and Business Exchange Among Oceania and the United States of America. October 26, 2022.

Innovation Across the Pacific. October 26, 2022.

Indigenous Programs in the Pacific and North America. October 26, 2022

U.S. Government Funding, Grants, and Government Support in the Pacific. October 26, 2022

U.S. & Oceania Summit: New Zealand Program Highlights for Trans-Pacific Cooperation. October 26, 2022

Creating, Growing, and Sustaining Indigenous Studies Programs Across the Pacific Region. March 23, 2022.

Education and Entrepreneurship: How Working Across the Pacific Can Inspire Us. November 8/9, 2021.

Internationalization: A Critical Antidote to Global Disruption Cultivating Global Collaborations and Partnerships in Our New Normal. August 24/25, 2021.

Balancing the Learning Abroad Environmental Impact— A Pledge For A Greener Tomorrow. June 7/8, 2021.

Learning Abroad: Using Our Powers for Good Creating Greater Diversity, Inclusion, and Access. March 8/9, 2021

What Does the Future Hold for International Higher Education? A Conversation with Educators in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and the United States. November 17/18, 2020.