NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 35
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Seminar on Peace and Global Civil
Society (Day 2) $
Marriott, Grand Ballroom A
Evolving Roles and Responsibilities
of International Higher Education in
This seminar features compelling stories
and examples of how higher education
communities around the world
have taken, and are taking on, the
peacebuilding role, and have worked
across political and national boundaries
to build peace and rebuild societies.
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Understanding Through Experiential
Learning (SI) $
Preparing students, faculty, and staff for
intercultural transitions and developing
their own intercultural sensitivity requires
appropriate experiential activities and
skillful debriefing. Participants in this
workshop gain insights into the practice
and theory of experiential learning in
10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Orientation for Participants Based
Outside of the United States
Welcome international attendees! Join
this orientation to learn how to make the
most of the NAFSA annual conference.
A Primer on U.S. Immigration
Concepts (IEM) $
Immigration is a hot topic in politics,
society, and education. This
comprehensive overview covers
the most significant historical and
contemporary acts of U.S. immigration,
identifies U.S. government agencies
that interact with and impact the field
of international education, distinguishes
nonimmigrant visa categories, and
examines the most common issues
faced by secondary and higher
education professionals in the United
States working with documentation,
residency, status, and employment.
Admission and Placement of
International Students (IEM) $
How do your international admissions
procedures foster student success and
perseverance beyond the application?
This workshop takes you through
factors that will help your international
admissions team to identify applicants
who have high probability of success,
reduce postacceptance attrition, and
work with campus partners to support
international student transition to your
campus community. Intended for
professionals who work with international
applicants to U.S. institutions.
Innovative Practices in Collaborative
Online International Learning (COIL)
Technology can support meaningful
interactions and bring diverse cultural
perspectives to university students who
may not be able to study abroad. This
workshop leads senior international
officers, faculty, staff, and providers
through a design and implementation
training that offers guidance on
how they can institute sustainable,
economically supportable COIL
curricular internationalization initiatives
on their campuses.
International Credential Evaluation:
Secondary-Level Credentials (IEM)
MONDAY, MAY 28, 2018
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Receive guidance in evaluating foreign
units and grades as well as calculating
a grade point average from various
secondary education programs.
Participants analyze the same process
applied to the various external exams,
provided by multiple examining boards,
required for access to higher education
in many countries. Advanced
placement credit is discussed.
Leading in Times of Crisis and
Success: Critical Communication
Strategies for International Education
Leaders (IEL) $
This workshop intends to prepare
university leaders to anticipate, respond
to, and recover from crises that directly
impact their campus. Identify strategies
for engaging internal and external
stakeholders in this interactive, casebased learning opportunity. Workshop
activities focus on applying principles and
practicing crisis communication skills.
12:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Broad Street Atrium
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO