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 is proud to announce that we will be extending South Florida hospitality to our international partners, fellow colleagues, and friends, by hosting the 2023 BC World Conference from Monday, May 8th to Friday, May 12th. This much-anticipated annual Conference with our international partners and university colleagues will serve 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 are encouraged to arrive on Monday, May 8, to take advantage of the networking opportunity by attending the Welcome Reception in the evening. On Tuesday, May 9, delegates will have the opportunity to attend our graduation ceremony. A representative from each active Broward College international partnership will be recognized at the ceremony. 

The Conference regular sessions will commence 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 will host the meetings on Thursday, May 11, and we will return to the WHC for the final day of meetings on Friday, May12, 2020. This year, we are inviting participants to submit proposals for conference presentations of benefit and interest to attendees. Delegates are invited to attend the Award Dinner scheduled for the evening of May 11, to enjoy some South Florida hospitality and fortify existing and new connections!

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

Be on the look out for your invitation to the 2023 BC World Conference and as soon as registration opens, we will be sure to let you know!

We are currently working on the Conference Program and will share it as soon as it is ready!

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 Holcome Center
The Hyatt Centric Las Olas

The Riverside Hotel
620 E. Las Olas Blvd.  
(954) 467-0671
0.5 miles from the Willis Holcome 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 Holcome 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 Holcome Center
The Fairfield Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale / Downtown Las Olas

GALLERYone - DoubleTree, Hilton 
2670 East Sunrise Blvd.
(954) 565-3800
3.2 miles from the Willis Holcome Center
GALLERYone - DoubleTree, Hilton 

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
Email: lisaacs@broward.edu
Phone: +1 954-201-7706