Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Educational Institutions and Intensive English Programs. This site is your resource for market research reports, international student recruitment events, and study consortia information.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of education specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to students, potential partners, and agents. To find your local education specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Education Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas education specialists generate reports on the education sectors of target markets around the world. You can see three reports highlighted below, but you can also access more of them at in our Market Research Library under the Services section.
  • Recruitment Fairs – we can help you identify the right international education fairs for your institution.
  • Webinars – learn about the education sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Virtual Education Events – showcase your school to a potential partner institution and/or agents using a powerpoint presentation live over the internet.
  • Gold Key Service – we will set up in-country meetings for you with possible partner educational institutions, identify qualified recruiting agents, find companies that require specialized training for their employees and/or connect you with the Ministry of Education.
  • Single School Promotion – we will organize an event featuring your institution/program and invite the country’s key players in the education sector.


For more about the Education Team and our services, please click here for our team flyer.

Email Updates Icon Sign up for Education email updates

Detailed Event Information For U.S. Education Mission to the Philippines and Malaysia Detailed Event Information For U.S. Education Mission to the Philippines and Malaysia
U.S. Education Mission to the Philippines and Malaysia -- Education/Training Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Manila, Philippines 10/23/2013 - 10/30/2013
Event Summary:
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), is organizing an executive led education industry trade mission to Manila, Philippines and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from October 23 – October 30, 2013. This mission is open to representatives from regionally accredited educational institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Institutions seeking to participate should be accredited by one of the six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. This mission will seek to connect educational institutions in the United States to potential students, university/institution partners, and education consultants in the Philippines and Malaysia. The mission will include one-on-one appointments with potential partners, embassy briefings, student fairs and networking events in Manila and Kuala Lumpur, the largest cities in two dynamic countries, each of which hold high potential for U.S. educational institutions interested in students from this region.

Greg Thompson, North Texas
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 214-712-1932
Thess Sula, Manila
Commercial Specialist
Phone: +632-301-4146
Tracy Yeoh, Kuala Lumpur
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 60-3-2168-5089
Anna Flaaten, Phoenix
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 480-884-1673
David Edmiston, Minneapolis
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 612-348-1644
Melissa Branzburg, Boston
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 617-565-4309