We invite higher education leaders and educators from across the region (max 120) to participate in-person on October 26, 2022 at the University of Auckland as we prepare for the re-opening of trans-Pacific exchange to all students. This event is free to registrants.

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education released a joint statement in 2021 renewing the U.S. commitment to international education at home and abroad. As borders gradually reopen to students across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, the U.S. Department of State with the U.S. Missions in Australia, Fiji and New Zealand have partnered with USA Study Abroad and ISEP Study Abroad to demonstrate this commitment and turn it into action with a one-day in-person summit on issues key to exchange for the region.

Woven together by culture, education, business, and research, the summit explores how individuals, higher education institutions, and organizations across the Pacific can leverage strategic, inclusive, and sustainable exchange of people and ideas. Specific issues addressed include how international educators address climate change, how to enable equity and access in building programs, the ‘indigenization’ of exchange, future modes of student mobility, and the intersection of business and education in the region.

This in-person summit is the culmination of the two-year ongoing series of conversations about education across the Pacific funded by the U.S. Department of State’s USA Study Abroad branch and U.S. Mission New Zealand.