Many of our most passionate filmmaking students are from Brazil. It’s no wonder why the New York Film Academy’s Director of Outreach and Development, Jack Newman, will be joining 66 U.S. colleges and universities in the largest-ever education services trade mission to Brazil, August 30-September 5. The mission, in close coordination with the U.S. Department of State’s EducationUSA Advising Centers, will explore opportunities for international student recruitment and partnerships with higher education institutions during stops in Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. “The New York Film Academy is thrilled to return to Brazil as part of the trade mission,” said Newman.
“International students seeking top quality educations are drawn to the United States to take advantage of the high-value programs offered by our colleges and universities,” U.S. Commerce Under Secretary for International Trade Francisco Sánchez said. “Education is a growing service export for the United States and supports American jobs. The 66 schools participating in this mission provide a broad range of programs and degrees and every time they recruit international students, it helps put money back into the university and the community.”
The mission will include education sector briefings and a student fair at each of the three stops, with additional matchmaking and networking sessions with local high schools, universities, and faculty.
The education mission advances two of President Obama’s initiatives, the National Export Initiative, which aims to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014, supporting economic and job growth and the “100,000 Strong in the Americas,” which strives to foster region-wide prosperity through greater international exchange of students. The goal is to increase the number of Latin American and Caribbean students studying in the United States, and the number of U.S. students studying in those regions to 100,000.
Commerce’s International Trade Administration actively promotes U.S. education as an export throughout its network of domestic and international offices. EducationUSA, supported by the U.S. Department of State, has the mission of promoting mutual understanding between the United States and other countries through student mobility.
The New York Film Academy looks forward to discovering a new generation of Brazilian filmmakers!