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August 5, 2020

August 5, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. (EDT)

In the last few years, many Intensive English Programs (IEP) have struggled with student enrollment and retention. IEP administrators are constantly looking for strategies to diversify student bodies and reach enrollment goals. 

Join this Government Connection with EducationUSA representatives to discuss best practices to recruit, retain, and support international students as well as practical examples that institutions can implement for Intensive English programs. 


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Emilija Zlatkovska

Emilija Zlatkovska
University of Southern Indiana
Emilija Zlatkovska, PhD, has been active in the field of international education for about 15 years. Zlatkovska, holds an MSc and PhD in language education, EFL/ESL from Indiana University, Bloomington. She currently serves as the director of the Intensive English Program (IEP) program at University...

Ana Villavicencio

Ana Villavicencio
EducationUSA
Ana is the regional educational advising coordinator (REAC) for the Andean region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela). She holds a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and international relations and two masters in political science and public administration from U.S. institutions...

Melissa Deschamps

Melissa Deschamps
EducationUSA
Melissa Deschamps is a regional educational advising coordinator (REAC) with EducationUSA, based in Doha, Qatar. She manages a dynamic portfolio of centers covering 13 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. With over 19 years of experience in the field of international education, she has...

Heidi Gregori-Gahan

Heidi Gregori-Gahan
University of Southern Indiana
Heidi Gregori-Gahan has been active in the field of international education for more than 40 years. She will retire in June 2020 as Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of Southern Indiana. At USI, she oversees a comprehensive unit responsible for international recruitment...