Austrian Participation in NAFSA Conference in Los Angeles, May 24 - 29, 2009

bridges vol. 22, July 2009 / Noteworthy Information

Representing Austria. The OeAD table at the 61st NAFSA Conference.

The 61st Anual NAFSA (Association for International Educators) Conference and Expo took place in Los Angeles, California from May 24 - 26, 2009.

The Austrian Academic Exchange Service ( OeAD-GmbH ), once again, represented Austria at the conference and provided information on "Study in Austria" for interested visitors to the fair. Other representatives of Austrian Universities and Universities for Applied Sciences supported the OeAD information desk and could promote their facilities.

Together with the Austrian-American Fulbright Commission, the German-American Fulbright Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD ) the OeAD cordially invited all Austrian educational representatives that were present at the 2009 NAFSA conference and their potential partners to join the traditional reception and networking event on May 27, at the Grammy Museum .

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The 2009 NAFSA conference noticed the impact of the economic crisis and caution due to the 2009 outbreak of swine flu with participation cancellations and a decline of attendees. But, for Austria’s OeAD and the Austrian educational institutions, the fair was a success and visitors highly demanded the new brochure “Study in Austria ” and information on grants .

The Austrian Delegation of the OeAD, and representatives of Austrian Universities and Universities for Applied Sciences are looking forward to participate at the 62nd Anual NAFSA Conference and Expo in 2010. The 2010 NAFSA conference will take place in Kansas City, from May 30 – June 4, 2010.