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1 Education Trends and International Trade in Arizona Anna Flaaten US Department of Commerce

2 "Ninety-five percent of the world's consumers and eighty percent of the world's purchasing power are outside our borders. That's why USTR is seizing on every opportunity to increase our exports, grow our economy, and support job creation aimed at strengthening the American middle class. We're selling more Made in America products to the rest of the world than ever before. But, there is still more we can do to help support the additional job creation our economy needs by harnessing the power of exports."- Ambassador Froman


4 U.S. Job Growth from International Student Spending Approximately 313,000 jobs supported or created. For every 7 international students enrolled, 3 U.S. jobs created. Sectors with job growth: – Higher education – Accommodation – Dining – Retail – Transportation – Telecommunications – Health Insurance





9 Undergraduate Enrollment Growth 2013 Approximately a 13% growth from 2012 7% growth from China Largest increase in enrollment: – Iraq up 55% – Saudi Arabia up 25% – Brazil up 17% – Vietnam up 14%

10 Institutions reasons for Taking or Not taking steps to increase enrollments

11 Percent of institutions recruiting in different world regions, 2013/14 Majority of recruitment comes from South and East Asia, primarily China and India.

12 Percent of institutions participating in foreign government scholarship programs, 2013/14




16 International Students in Arizona

17 Ranked #11 out of the Top Twenty U.S. Institutions for International Students International Enrollment: 6,645 Arizona Jobs Created and Supported: 5,459

18 International Student Recruitment Education and training is our countrys 5th largest services export, bringing over $22 billion in annual revenue to the United States. The U.S. Commerical Service (USCS), a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), works with U.S. educational institutions interested in enhancing their international marketing efforts.

19 Promotional Events Supported by the USDOC April 5-6, 2014 Almaty & Shymkent Cost: $750; fee covers a booth at both the Almaty and the Shymkent fairs, wireless internet access at the fair venue, marketing and advertising of the fairs; limited local printing of recruitment materials; & facilitation of domestic air travel and discounted lodging arrangements Deadline for registration: March 7th April 24-28, 2014 Almaty, Shymkent, Aktobe, Astana EducationUSA Cost: $1,500; These fairs are part of the EducationUSA Tour to the region Deadline for registration: February 1st March 24, 2014: Studying in the USA Education Fair & Catalog Opportunity - Australia Cost: $200. Space is limited Organized by Ascham School, a leading Sydney private high school, this is the only fair promoting USA Education in Australia, and is open to students from top high schools in the Sydney metropolitan area. Participate in the U.S. Commercial Service catalog booth and promote your higher education institution to 700 Australian Year 10 and Year 11 high school students.

20 Virtual Education Fairs Virtual Education Fair in Indonesia Date: March 11, 2014 at 9 pm EST Programs: Undergrad/Grad/Community Colleges/ESL Cost: $650 Contact: Jim Paul at Virtual Education Fair in Kazakhstan Date of Event: May 6, 2014 Time TBD (Evening) Programs: TBD Cost: $650, limited to six (6) U.S. Insitutions Contact: Gabriela Zelaya at

21 Upcoming VEF from the U.S. Department of Commerce CountryTarget MarketMonth/Year IndonesiaUndergrad/Grad/ Community Colleges/ESL March 11, 2014 at 9 pm EST BrazilUndergrad/ESL/Short Term Programs w/ Certificate March 26, 2014 1:30 pm EST KazakhstanTBDMay 6, 2014 Time TBD (Evening) IndiaIndustrial Design, Interior, Fashion, & other Design programs May 6, 2014 at 10 am EST VietnamIndustrial Design, Interior, Fashion, & other Design programs Vietnam VEF to be held in July 2014 China(Guangzhou)TBDChina VEF to be held in July 2014

22 International Trade from Arizona 2013 Stats Since 1992, Arizona has had a 100% increase in jobs tied to international trade. 1 out of every 5 jobs in the state is now related to international trade.

23 Top 10 Exporting Destination Countries from AZ 1.Mexico ($7.1 billion) 2.Canada ($2.2 billion) 3.China ($1.1 billion) 4.Japan ($856 million) 5.United Kingdom ($808 million) 6.Germany ($740 million) 7.Hong Kong ($567 million) 8.Thailand ($464 million) 9.France ($458 million) 10.Singapore ($432 million) 2013 Total Exports: $19.4 billion

24 Top 10 Fastest-Growing Countries for Export (AZ 2012-2013) Minimum $1 million 1.Aruba (5510 percent) 2.Tajikistan (3813 percent) 3.British Virgin Islands (1685 percent) 4.Ukraine (902 percent) 5.Belarus (738 percent) 6.Slovakia (575 percent) 7.Ethiopia (468 percent) 8.Mozambique (382 percent) 9.Algeria (360 percent) 10.Estonia (324 percent) World average: 5 percent growth

25 Fast-Growing: Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America Reliable: Canada/Mexico, East Asia, Western Europe

26 Beyond the Border: Arizona Trade Mission to Mexico City and Guadalajara May 12-16, 2014 Arizona companies eager to become part of Mexico's long-term expansion should consider joining Beyond the Border: Arizona Trade Mission to Mexico City & Guadalajara the week of May 12 th. Participating companies will have ample opportunities to meet potential customers, partners, representatives, distributors and more via the U.S. Commercial Service's Gold Key Matching program.

27 Cost: The mission participation fee is $2,700 for one person from a company with fewer than 500 employees. This does not include airfare, hotel, meals and some local travel (such as your taxi during the two full-day Gold Key Matching programs). Additional people from the same company will each be charged a $400 participation fee. Companies with more than 500 employees will be charged $6,700 ($400 for each additional person). What does the participation fee include? 2 Gold Key Matching Services 2 Briefings 2 Receptions Local transportation to/from Mexican airports Mission directory Onsite coordination

28 Ready to Discover the Global Markets of Africa, Middle East, & India? Dynamic International Business Forum San Antonio, Texas May 1 st & 2 nd 2014

29 Thank You Anna Flaaten

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