Nearly one million international students are currently enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. In 2014/2015, international enrollment grew 10% over the previous year; the biggest jump since 1978.In this episode of Admissions Live, we will examine the current landscape of international recruitment and enrollment and emerging trends in a field that has quickly become a focal point for institutions across the country.
Whether you are a seasoned international recruiter or just interested in learning more about the field, Marco Dinovelli and Bryce Loo will bring the world to your institution’s front door.
Adam CastroAdam Castro currently serves as the Vice President of Admissions at Mercy College, a private, multi-campus, comprehensive college in New York. His portfolio includes the areas of college admissions, marketing, branding, and analytics, and the Student Services Support Center. Prior to arriving at Mercy, Adam spent nearly fifteen years at Bloomfield College, the last seven as Vice President for Enrollment Management overseeing admissions, marketing, and financial aid. Adam is an active member of numerous organizations including the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and NAFSA: Association for International Educators. He is also co-host of Admissions Live, a monthly professional development program on the Higher Ed Live network. A New Jersey resident, Adam received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Kean University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies from the Rutgers University School of Communication and Library Studies.
Marco Dinovelli is the Associate Director of International Recruitment for Rutgers University. Marco has worked at Rutgers since 2012, having previously worked in admissions at Bloomfield College and international student services and student affairs at Baruch College. Marco is currently completing his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University, and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College and a Bachelor’s in Administration of Justice from Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Bryce Loo is a Research Associate at World Education Services (WES), where he researches trends in international student mobility, international enrollment management, and skilled immigration. Most recently, he has authored WES research reports on credential evaluation for refugees with limited documentation and on career services for international students. He has presented at NAFSA Annual and Regional conferences and at the WES-Boston College Center for International Higher Education Summer Seminar 2016. Bryce holds a master’s degree in international education development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from California State University, Bakersfield.