NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 60
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2018
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Understanding China's Educational System and
In this session, presenters discuss the history
and digitalization of Chinese credentials,
the relationship between China's graduation
and degree certificate, the introduction and
development of Xuekao and Gaokao in China,
and the educational background of Chinese
students going overseas to study.
Chair and Presenter: Wenjun Chen, China
Higher Education Student Information and Career
USCIS Update and Current Issues (ISSS)
Learn more about current U.S. Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS) practices, policies, and
outreach initiatives and how NAFSA's International
Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee
(ISS RP) engages with USCIS. Representatives from
USCIS have been invited to participate.
Chair and Presenter: Carol Holz, University of
Presenters: David Brandt, Portland State
University; Lauren Jacobsen, University of North
Texas; Bob White, Masuda, Funai, Eifert &
Using Cultural Analysis for Predicting and
Handling Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings and
This session presents the main anthropological
models used to perform cross-cultural analysis. It
demonstrates how international educators can use
these models to predict and handle many of the
cultural misunderstandings encountered in their daily
interactions, before they develop into conflicts with
international students, scholars, and coworkers.
Chair and Presenter: Joelle Nisolle, PhD, La
Rochelle Business School
Presenter: Sarah-Katalina Gonzales, Pepperdine
University School of Law
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Broaden your knowledge of international education
and exchange with Africa. Hear experts speak on
internationalization efforts in the region and meet
with higher education leaders from several African
institutions, including the fellows from NAFSA's
Global Dialogue Fellowship Program.
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hall E, Poster Fair Area
Innovative and Sustainable Practices in Intensive
This poster fair will present high-quality program
models and successful innovations in the design
of instructional delivery, orientation modules, host
family programs, web tools, field trips, qualityassurance practices, and other aspects of intensive
Model Practices in International Enrollment
This poster fair showcases various sponsored
student programs, international enrollment
management strategies, plans, models, and
measurement tools, including alumni programs,
used by institutions to successfully recruit, enroll,
and retain international students.