NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 44
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Opportunities for International Engagement in
West Africa (SI)
With peaking youth populations, political stability, and
low-risk environments, West Africa is a great location
for engagement in international education. Participants
gain new insights into navigating cultural differences,
student recruitment, and strategic cooperation with
higher education institutions in the region. The research
data focus on Senegal and Ghana.
Chair and Presenter: Stephen Appiah-Padi, PhD,
Presenters: Khadidiatou Diallo, PhD, Gaston
Berger University of Saint-Louis; Johann Yaw SekyiBaidoo, University of Education-Winneba
Supporting International Students' Academic
International students in the United States embark on
their educational journeys facing many challenges.
An essential role of educators and advisers is to ease
the transition for students and facilitate their success.
This session addresses students' needs and provides
participants with the key components of effective
student support, focusing on academic acclimation.
Chair and Presenter: Claire Gimble, Virginia
The Global Storytelling Imperative:
Communicating Your Institution's Broader Identity
As you develop initiatives in support of campus
internationalization, it is imperative that you
integrate global stories into the broader institutional
identity. Whether you have well-established
communications or are just beginning to craft your
global story, this session offers strategies and best
practices for expanding your efforts.
Chair and Presenter: Janka Pieper, Northwestern
Presenters: Frank Camp, University of Arizona;
Joan Kjaer, University of Iowa
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Current
This session focuses on the policies and
procedures employed by the U.S. Customs and
Border Protection in admitting international students
and scholars into the United States, including
current trends and anticipated developments for
the year ahead. Officials from U.S. Customs and
Border Protection have been invited to participate.
Chair and Presenter: Adam Julian, Appalachian
Presenter: Leslie Holman, JD, Holman Immigration Law
Using Technology to Enhance Student Safety in
Education Abroad (EA)
Intended for study abroad officers and faculty,
this interactive session demonstrates how new
technologies can provide a framework to build a
comprehensive health, safety, and security strategy.
Participants analyze student incident data to inform
decisionmaking and enhance students' safety and
staff's preparedness efforts.
Chair and Presenter: Bill Bull, CIEE
Presenters: Adam Haynes, CIEE; Deb Myers, CIEE
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Hall E, Poster Fair Area
Crisis Management in International Education
This poster fair will highlight processes and resources
that campuses and international offices use when
faced with a crisis. Examples of crises could include
natural disasters that affect campuses or home
countries of students and scholars, abrupt changes
to visa issuance and regulations based on political
changes, war and political upheaval, hospitalization
or death, mental health emergencies, and arrest.
Posters will present campuswide communication
strategies and operational processes in place to
address specific crises, as well as key resources.