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Taiwan sent 49 delegates from top universities to attend the 65th NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo held in St. Louis

Taiwan sent 49 delegates from top universities to attend the 65th NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo held in St. Louis
The Association of International Educators was founded in 1948. It is a National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote the professional development of American college and university officials, and to emphasize the importance of international educators’ integration and networking. Its members include academic institutions, government agencies and private organizations. The association changed its name to the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs because its scope had expanded to cover: admissions personnel, English-language specialists, as well as community volunteers who are key individuals for assisting international students to become familiar with their American college life. NAFSA is one of the leading professional associations dedicated to international education with a mission to advance international education and global workforce development.

The 65th NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo defined the conference theme as “Ideals and Impact in International Education”. It was held at the America Center in St. Louis City, Missouri from May 26-31, 2013. It brought together more than 8,000 professionals in the field of international education for five packed days of training workshops, educational sessions, networking opportunities, and special events. NAFSA's annual conference provides a multitude of educational offerings for international education professionals at all levels of experience and in every specialty area.

A delegation with 40 members from 20 Taiwan universities attended the 65th NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo. The purpose of this Taiwan delegation was to promote international cooperation between universities in Taiwan and their global counterparts. In addition, they encouraged international students to study in Taiwan and recommended that foreign education institutions recruit students from Taiwan. The Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, on behalf of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, arranged for a dinner to welcome the Taiwan delegation, along with the delegation’s coordinator, the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan.