Dr. Rahul Choudaha

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Dr Rahul Choudaha Higher Education Research and Insights

Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a global higher education strategist and analyst based out of the Washington DC area. As a scholar-practitioner, Choudaha’s research focuses on trends and insights shaping the future of higher education with an emphasis on the college choice process, student mobility and success, and, enrollment management. Choudaha is extensively networked and widely recognized in the international higher education sector. As a thought leader and a subject-matter expert, his writings have appeared in Forbes, Huffington Post, South China Morning Post, Asia Times, The Global Times, Times Higher Ed, and University World News. He has chaired or presented over 150 sessions at professional conferences and has been quoted over 300 times in global media including the BBC, Time, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal.

Choudaha is affiliated with the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California, Berkeley as a visiting scholar. He has taught graduate courses on International Higher Education at New York University and Baruch College. Choudaha received the Tony Adams Award for Excellence from the European Association of International Education in recognition of his research on international student segments. Choudaha was the principal investigator of two national reports commissioned by NAFSA on improving international student experiences and third-party pathway providers in the U.S.

Choudaha holds a doctorate in higher education, a master’s in business management, and a bachelor’s in electronics engineering.

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Di Hu


international education professional Di HuDi Hu is brings over a decade of experience and expertise in institutional relations, international program management, and intercultural training. She is a cross-cultural trainer and coach with a focus on supporting international student success. As a social entrepreneur, she co-founded, interEDGE.org, a training solutions provider specializing in inclusion and success of international students. Currently, she is currently the Dean of Student Experience of Amerigo Education.

Previously, Di directed international operations and institutional relations at Global Volunteers, a non-profit with over three decades of experience offering volunteer programs in over 30 countries. In this role, she led a global team to manage international service programs in nine countries and supported the training and management of over 500 individual volunteers annually.

Prior to Global Volunteers, she worked at the National Committee on US-China Relations, a New York-based non-profit with 50 years of experience in promoting US-China relations. Di was responsible for program design and delivery of a range of international education exchange programs including Fulbright.

Di is a contributor to Asia Times and Forbes. She frequently presents at conferences, delivers training sessions and writes on international students from a lens of cross-cultural competence. Di is a trained Co-Active(c) coach from the Coach Training Institute. 

Di holds a bachelor’s degree in English education and a master’s in psycholinguistics from Xi’an International Studies University, China, and a master’s in International Development from American University, Washington, DC.