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Conference on the Economic Impact of International Education at the Carlos III University
December 16, 2022

Ambassador Reynoso

Ambassador Reynoso, along with Minister of Universities Joan Subirats and the President of the Spanish Rectors Conference Juan Romo, delivered closing remarks at a hybrid conference on the Internationalization policies of private and public universities in the US and Spain. In her remarks, the Ambassador underscored how study abroad initiatives align with the objectives of the U.S.-Spain Joint Declaration signed in Madrid in June 2022 by presidents Biden and Sánchez. The conference was hosted and organized by Carlos III University and VIA Círculo Jefferson, the alumni association for U.S. Department of State exchange participants. The University of California, Georgia Tech, MIT, IE University, and the Carlos III International School shared their best practices to attract foreign students, while representatives from the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education and the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA office addressed the subject from a governmental point of view. The presenters shared recent data and reports showing how international exchange has been on the rise in the past decade and is rapidly returning to pre-pandemic numbers in the current academic year; Spain continues to retain a spot among the top receiving countries of U.S. study abroad students. The data were very well received by a distinguished audience of both countries‘ university administrators and professors, ministry officials, and education experts.