Dr. Rahul Choudaha, Principal Coach, Co-founder, and CEO, brings over a decade of experience as an international educator. Choudaha researches, speaks, writes, and consults on international student trends. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post and University World News. He has chaired or presented over 100 sessions at professional conferences and has been quoted in global media including the BBC, Time, NPR and The Wall Street Journal. Choudaha received the Tony Adams Award for Excellence from the European Association of International Education in recognition of his research on international student segments. He was also the principal investigator of the NAFSA’s national research report on improving international student experiences.
As an adjunct faculty, he has taught graduate courses in International Higher Education at New York University and Baruch College. He served as the Chair of International Education Leadership Knowledge Community at NAFSA, a membership organization of 10,000 international educators. Choudaha is also a member of the Board of Directors of InterExchange, a nonprofit organization promoting cross-cultural awareness through exchange programs.
After gaining a bachelor’s degree in engineering and master’s in business from India, he came to the U.S. to pursue a doctorate in higher education at the University of Denver. He graduated during one of the most severe economic recession in the American history. However, he still succeeded in receiving a job offer from World Education Services (WES) in New York, where he worked for over seven years. As the Chief Knowledge Officer and Senior Director of Strategic Development, he raised organization profile, built research capabilities, deepened institutional relationships and launched innovative services.