Broward College's Greene International Education Institute is a leader in international education. In addition to enhancing student diversity at Broward College (BC) through international student recruitment initiatives, the College provides students who live outside of the United States opportunities to live and study at American colleges and universities through its international education partnering network. This network has been critical in Broward's efforts to offer both US and international students greater access to US universities and educational institutes abroad.

Since 2006 Broward College has organized more than 20 regional and world conferences to serve as a forum for partners to share best practices and ideas. The BC World Conference offers a platform for BC to strengthen partnerships with its international partners and presents all participants with the opportunity to forge new relationships. BC World Conferences seek to achieve the following goals:

  1. To provide up-to-date information about changes at the College and our programs, policies, and procedures needed to operate a BC International Center with a special focus on SACSCOC compliance issues
  2. To share best practices in classroom management and innovative teaching strategies
  3. To cultivate a culture of community among the international partners as well as link them to the College
  4. To enable US Universities to attend and present their institutions to Conference delegates for the purpose of providing students in international centers a transfer path after earning their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree

BC World Conference 2023

The Greene International Institute of Broward College proudly extended the South Florida hospitality to our international partners, fellow colleagues, and friends, at the 2023 BC World Conference held from Monday, May 8th to Friday, May 12th. This much-anticipated annual Conference with our international partners and university colleagues served as a platform for "Reconnecting International Partners". Fort Lauderdale is affectionately known world-wide as the “Venice of America” for its winding waterways with mega-yachts docked behind the multi-million-dollar mansions. Delegates enjoyed the water taxi ride for a flavor of the SoFlo lifestyle!

Delegates who arrived on Monday, May 8, reconnected with others and build new alliances at the Seabreeze Sunset Soiree Welcome Reception. On Tuesday, May 9, delegates attended our graduation ceremony where a representative from each active Broward College international partnership was recognized at the commencement. 

The Conference regular sessions commenced the morning of Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at the Willis Holcombe Center (WHC) on historic Las Olas Blvd. The A. Hugh Adams Central Campus in Davie, FL hosted meetings on Thursday, May 11, and delegates returned to the WHC for the final day of meetings on Friday, May 12, 2023. Delegates attended the Conference Awards Dinner on the evening of May 11 and enjoyed some South Florida hospitality!

* Kindly note that these plans are tentative and are subject to change without notice.

Check out the Conference Program here.

Please note that the Conference Program is subject to change without notice.

Broward College Presenters:

  • President Gregory Adam Haile, J. D.
  • Dr. Jeffrey Nasse, College Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Donald Astrab, Vice-Provost Academic Operations, Analytics & Communication
  • Dr. Stephanie Etter, Vice-Provost Academic Services & Learning Resources
  • Mr. Russell McCaffery, Dean, Transportation Programs
  • Dr. David Moore, Dean, International Education
  • Ms. Renee Law, Vice President, Strategy, Assessment & Research and SACSCOC Liaison
  • Ms. Anelle Moss, Associate Director, Accreditation, QEP, & Planning
  • Ms. Regina Carvalho, Senior Director, International Student Enrollment Services
  • Dr. Maria Bernal, Senior Director, International Student Success
  • Mr. Adam DeRosa, Associate Dean, Student Services
  • Dr. Sheila Fabius, Senior Director, Student Onboarding & Enrollment Communications
  • Ms. Janice Toh, Associate Director, International Strategic Initiatives
  • Mr. Stephen Mitchell, Recruiter, International Student  
  • Mr. Mark Webb, Senior Director, Testing and Assessment
  • Mr. Phillip Davis, Supervisor, Testing and Assessment
  • Ms. Simone Williams, Assistant Professor – Virtual & International Librarian
  • Dr. Andrea Apa, Associate Professor, English as a Second Language & EAP Coordinator
  • Dr. Lisa Burgess, Associate Professor, Biological Science & Faculty Professional Development Coordinator
  • Dr. David Perdian, Associate Professor, Physical Science


Presenters from Invited Institutions:

  • Mr. Chamendra Sirimanna, Professor, Biology at American College of Higher Education, Sri Lanka
  • Mr. Jimmie Whitman, Director, CEO & Academic Dean, Broward Center for American Education, Ecuador
  • Ms. Svitlana Ustychenko, Executive Director of Lingua Hub Language Center, Cherkasy State Business College
  • Mr. Michael Bowling, Executive in Residence, University of Kentucky
  • Mr. Jason Sherrill, Director, Center for Global Education, USIL, PERU
  • Ms. Erika Valdivia-Dunn, Associate Director, Center for Global Education, USIL, PERU
  • Mr. Hongling Wei, Broward Education Group
  • Ms. Xiuxiu Sun, BC Program Manager, Zhejiang University, China


The information below is provided is for general information purposes only should not be relied upon as a basis for making any business, legal or any other decision although best efforts are made to ensure the the information is accurate and up-to-date. The College or the Greene Institute do not in any benefit in the provision of the information below. 


Argentino Las Olas

Argentinian Restaurant

Address: 813 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 533-9178


Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Fort Lauderdale

Cuban restaurant

Service options: Dine-in · Curbside pickup · No-contact delivery

Address: 800 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 314-6500




Del Frisco's Grille

Located in: Truist

Address: 501 E Las Olas Blvd Ste 150, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(754) 312-3235




Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Service options: Dine-in · Curbside pickup · Delivery

Address: 401 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 233-3327


Las Olas Pizza Company


Address: 21 W. Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 524-2750


Louie Bossi's Ristorante Bar Pizzeria

Address: 1032 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 356-6699



Marti's New River Bistro

American Restaurant


Located in: Esplanade Park

Address: 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Phone(954) 462-0222


Rivertail-Seafood Restaurant

4 W Las Olas Blvd Ste. 120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 306-2665



Sushi Sake Las Olas


Service options: Dine-in · Takeout · Delivery

Address: 200 SW 1st Ave STE 106, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone(954) 870-7337


Riverwalk along the New River Parks, Galleries, Museums & Eateries
888 E. Las Olas Blvd. #210 Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33301. (954) 468-1541

Seminole Hard Rock Casino 
One Seminole Way, Hollywood, Fl. 33314. (954) 327-7625

Fort Lauderdale Beach
A1A Between Las Olas and Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale  

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk
101 N. Ocean Dr., Suite 204, Hollywood, Fl 33019. (877) 672-2468

Museum of Discovery and Science - Explore and discover exhibits and IMAX 3D Theater
401 SW Second St, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 33312. (954) 467- 6637

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens -- Old-world charm and understated elegance
900 N. Birch Rd., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33304. (954) 703-2608

Private Sightseeing Tours - 937 Mandarin Isle, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33315. (800) 651-9785

Jungle Queen River Boat - 90-Minute Narrated Sightseeing Cruise
801 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd, (A1A) Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33316. (954) 462-5596.

List of Hotels near Broward College, Willis Holcombe Center - 111 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 

The Hyatt Centric Las Olas
100 E. Las Olas Blvd. 
(954) 353-1234
249 feet from the Willis Holcombe Center
The Hyatt Centric Las Olas

The Riverside Hotel
620 E. Las Olas Blvd.  
(954) 467-0671
0.5 miles from the Willis Holcombe Center
The Riverside Hotel 

The Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale / Downtown Las Olas Area
250 N. Andrews Ave.  
(954) 924-2700
0.5 miles from the Willis Holcombe Center 
The Hampton Inn Ft. Lauderdale / Downtown Las Olas Area

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale / Downtown Las Olas
30 South Federal Highway
(954) 713-0400
0.5 miles from the Willis Holcombe Center
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale / Downtown Las Olas

2022 Virtual Conference

Broward College's Greene International Education Institute proudly hosted the 2022 BC World Conference virtually from May 16 - 19, 2022. The Broward College community reconnected with international partners across the globe and partner universities within North America through Zoom. Many ideas and best practices were exchanged as they shared their experience on "Overcoming Barriers to Accessing an American Dream Education", particularly on the issue of keeping motivated students to stay the course of their education journey.

2021 Virtual Conference

Despite the global pandemic and travel restrictions in place, Broward College's Greene International Education Institute virtually reconnected with its existing partners, colleagues, and friends and forged new relationships by hosting the 2021 BC World Conference from May 10 - 14, 2021. "Building Better and Stronger Connections" was made possible as conference attendees shared and exchanged ideas and best practices that proved effective for them as they navigate the uncharted pandemic landscape. Broward College students in Florida and across the globe also interacted with university representatives from North America, Europe, and England through virtual transfer fairs to learn more about the various educational opportunities available to them.

2020 Conference

Due to the global concern over the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Broward College World Conference scheduled for May 4 through May 8, 2020, was canceled. Broward College remains committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment and is closely monitoring the current outbreak of COVID-19 and are following the recommendations and guidelines from the Florida Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

2019 Conference

The 2019 BC World Conference was organized by The American College in Spain a Broward College International Center in collaboration with Broward College. The Conference was held in Marbella, Spain and the sessions were held in the conference facilities at the Alanda Hotel Marbella where attendees were also accommodated. Marbella, a cosmopolitan city (inhabited by 137 nationalities) renowned for its beautiful climate is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, between Málaga and the Strait of Gibraltar.

Contact Us

To learn more about the next BC World Conference, please contact:

Ms. Lisbeth Isaacs
Senior Director, Global Operations
Broward College Weston Outreach Center
4205 Bonaventure Blvd.
Building 110 | Room 208
Weston, Florida 33332
Phone: +1 954-201-7706