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Education Trade Mission to Central America Slated for March 2015

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The International Trade Administration is organizing an education trade mission to El Salvador and Honduras, with an optional stop in Nicaragua, for March 16-21, 2015. The emphasis of this mission will be on U.S. higher education, focusing on intensive English language programs, community colleges, and summer, undergraduate and graduate programs. The goals of the mission are to help participants (a) gain market exposure and introduce them to the Central American market in the cities of San Salvador, Tegucigalpa, Santa Ana and Managua, (b) assess current and future business prospects by establishing valuable contacts with prospective students and educational institutions/partners, and (c) develop market knowledge and relationships leading to student recruitment and potential partnerships.

The mission will be open on a rolling basis to a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 appropriately accredited U.S. educational institutions. Each applicant must submit no later than Jan. 15, 2015, a timely, completed and signed mission application and supplemental application materials, including adequate information on course offerings, primary market objectives and goals for participation. Each applicant must also certify that the services it seeks to export through the mission are either produced in the U.S. or, if not, marketed under the name of a U.S. firm and have at least 51% U.S. content of the value of the service.

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