The International Schools Forum Colombia is the ideal platform for universities and colleges who wish to build or expand their student recruitment network in this market. This event provides them with a unique opportunity to connect with influential secondary school leaders from Colombia’s best institutions who advise students and their parents on their future undergraduate studies.
Universities and Colleges
High school counselors and principals from Colombia's finest schools
Undergraduate student recruitment in Bogota, Medellin and Cali
Why take part in the International Schools Forum Colombia?
Students are going abroad at an ever younger age. They do so in order to study a language, gain international and cultural experience and to study a particular subject. In Colombia’s these preparations for future studies often start at high school. In fact, it has become part of the curriculum. Students and their parents often turn to high school counselors for help in the search for the university or college that best fits their needs.
This makes these counselors an invaluable asset for international institutions who are keen to understand market demand and tap into an influential audience early in the student journey.
At the International Schools Forum you will be given an exclusive opportunity to meet over 50 counsellors and principals from renowned international and private high schools from Colombia’s main student cities (Bogota, Medellin, Cali).
Reinforce your brand and your unique educational offering with a focused opportunity to widen your network with influential principals and school counsellors who actively prepare and advise their students on the next stages of their academic career.
Combine the International Schools Forum with the Education Fair in Colombia to bolster your international student recruitment activities. This event takes place in Bogota, Medellin and Cali.
Student recruitment in Colombia
The demand for undergraduate and postgraduate programs has been booming in Colombia and the outlook for international student mobility remains strong for the years ahead. As one of the hottest markets for international student recruitment, Colombia deserves a key place in your marketing mix. Colombia sends over 52,000 bachelor, graduate and short course students abroad. Increased levels of English proficiency and rising GDP have made this region an attractive market for student recruitment. To top it off, Colombia has a grand scholarship scheme: COLFUTURO.
The International Schools Forum is a unique opportunity to establish and strengthen your recruitment network in Colombia
Event Itinerary & set up
27 September 2023
28 September 2023
One on one meetings with high school counselors.
Event set up
The event kicks off with a cocktail reception and dinner on the evening of the first day, facilitating a relaxed environment to mingle and network with this influential audience working in top private schools that offer an international curriculum and have a track record for sending sizable numbers of students and alumni abroad.
On the 2nd day, you’ll sit down to various 1 on 1 meetings, converse over coffee breaks, and enjoy a wonderful lunch – saving time by meeting new and current K-12 partners all in one location and maximizing your visit.
Latest Colombian Higher Education Study Abroad Data (source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics)
At this point a total number of 56,910 Colombian students are studying abroad for a degree in higher education. The most popular study abroad destinations among students from Colombia are: