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How HE commercial services professionals can gain valuable insights into other cultures in a bid to attract international students

Posted by Rebecca Paddick | February 16, 2017 | International

US - ACUHO-I (Association of College and University Housing Officers – International)

CUBO has strong links with ACUHO-I in the US. In 2014-15, over 16,000 students came to the UK from the US. For those institutions looking to learn more about the student experience in the US, joining ACHUO-I is must.

ACUHO-I aims to develop exceptional residential experiences at universities around the world. The association provides a range of services to members including events, research, professional development and networking opportunities.

For CUBO members who also join ACUHO-I, there is a fantastic opportunity to win a place at the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition taking place 17-20 June 2017, in Rhode Island. The winner of the New Professional Award is jointly funded by CUBO and ACHUO-I to travel to the US and attend the four-day conference.

Europe – Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 aims to be the leading think-tank and platform on student housing in Europe. They provide an international network of complementary partners, members and associations, sharing information and best practices. 

As a partner of Class of 2020, CUBO members enjoy a number of benefits including tickets for the Annual Class Conference at a heavily discounted rate, invitations to network events and opportunities to share news and research about student accommodation in Europe.

Middle East 

The Middle Eastern student base continues to regard higher education provision from UK as the route of choice. Savvy commercial services professionals are keen to find out more about this area of the world. 

In a unique new concept, University Hospitality Seminars, with sponsor Manitowoc Foodservice, has created the Dubai Study Tour. The seven-day tour offers delegates the opportunity to gain a wider appreciation of the region and its culture. It takes delegates on a guided tour of the best Dubai food concepts, exploring the latest in international and Levant cuisine. The tour will take place from 14 – 20 May 2017 and can be booked through CUBO’s training partner, University Hospitality Seminars.

CUBO Study Tour

As a leading provider of higher education services, UK Universities have a great deal of knowledge and good practice to share.

The CUBO International Study Tour, now in its 3rd year, invites delegates from across the globe to take part in a tour of UK universities. The tour showcases some of the UK’s best accommodation and catering facilities, and in 2017 offers delegates the opportunity to visit facilities in London, Cambridge and Kent. The study tour concludes with delegates joining the CUBO Summer Conference.  Places on the Study Tour can be booked through University Hospitality Seminars.

One thing is certain; collaboration with international colleagues offers many advantages in a global student market place. If you are a commercial services professional wishing to find out about CUBO and its international relationships; or if you are an accommodation or catering supplier and would like to find out how you can get involved, contact    

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