2015 Phi Beta Delta Conference

29th Annual International Conference on Cultural Convergence & the Influence on International Education

April 23-24, 2015, San Bernardino, California


"It's a Small World After All!"

This year’s conference focuses on how technology, media and education have made our blue planet a small world after all.
Here are some signs that the Times Are Changing:

  • Higher education has embraced the notion that all education is now international.
  • American colleges have seen a powerful surge in applications from international students.
  • The number of students in study abroad program has more than doubled in the last ten years.
  • What does it mean for education when a business professor in Southern California regularly lectures via Skype to hundreds of college students in India?

  • Here are just some of the issues and questions to be explored at the 2015 conference sponsored by Gamma Lambda Chapter and California State University, San Bernardino.

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California, the largest state of the United States, is home to the largest higher education system and the leading economy of the country and the world.

California higher education system has hundreds of public and private institutions. The diverse system aims to provide high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education for every student. With many different university and college systems, California higher education system is the largest, the most diverse system of the nation and the world. Many of the state's university systems, such as California State University and the University of California, are the most affordable university systems that provide higher quality education.

California is the world leader in many major industries, from agriculture, manufacturing, biotechnology, aerospace-defense, to tourism. Known as a leading innovator in the field of technology and defense industries. California is home to many of the world’s largest technology companies, such as Google, Apple, HP, and Intel.

California is the world's center for motion-picture, television film, and related entertainment industries, especially in Hollywood and Burbank, in southern California. California is also famous for its many national parks, landmarks and forests. California has many famous attractions such as Yosemite Falls, Dead Valley National Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful miles-long Pacific beaches, just to name a few.

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