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April 2013: Webinars

Workarounds and Quick Fixes

I would like a webinar that covers many of the more complicated and nuanced workarounds and "fixes" that we have been told to use, or figured out for ourselves, relating to SEVIS, EVP, CBP, DoS and USCIS. Many of these situations occur due to conflicts among agency guidance and regulations. A session like this could help to codify and standardize best practices.

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April 2013: Webinars

Crisis Management for the International Student & Scholar Office

This webinar would address crisis management plans specific to the ISSS Office on a college campus or language center.

-What to do when an international student/scholar goes missing

-What to do in the event of an international student/scholar death

-What to do in the event of an arrest

-Natural disasters

-Mental Health emergency

-Serious injury

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April 2013: Webinars

Health Insurance and Health Care

International Students, Scholars, and family members are challenged to understand the complex US health care system and make appropriate health choices. Usually, the international office is the only campus unit in a position to care for these needs, but advisors have their hands full with immigration advising and rarely know enough to help with health insurance or health care matters. Advisors need some basic tools to ...more »

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April 2013: Webinars

Scholar Programming

A forum to share ideas and best practices on programming for the scholar, perhaps targeted to the J-1, population in light of ECA goals. Could include training for department administrators as related programming. Would be nice to share not only ideas, but survey results, assessments, costs, attendance, failures/lessons learned, etc. Mentoring programs? Alumni programs?...

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Regulatory Podcast - Would you listen?

Regulatory Podcast Feedback

Yes, I'd listen, as long as they were provided free of charge for NAFSA members (at least). I’ve been disappointment with NAFSA offering webinars for a fee for members, so I would hope that a podcast would be free. Ideal topics would be anything timely. Also, occasional Q&A with governmental officials might be useful. I would think once a month would be great but no more than twice a month. While I understand the ...more »

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April 2013: Webinars

Using Social Media Across Cultural Boundaries

Social media is no longer a "new frontier." Perhaps more than any other medium of communication that preceded it, social media provides a platform to reach farther across broad physical and cultural boundaries than ever before. How we use social media is impacted by the culture from which it originates. The messages we send are likewise culturally transformed, or at least significantly filtered, by the culture of the ...more »

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April 2013: Webinars

Creating and Updating an Immigration Institutional Policy

I like the recent e-publication on Institutional Policies. I think more dialogue on this would be useful. I would love to see more discussion on topics like: what immigrant visa categories do schools sponsor; how soon after hire do they sponsor; do they process in-house or with an outside lawyer; who pays the fees; do they charge fees for immig services; who pays nonimmigrant filing fees; etc

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April 2013: Webinars

Infusing Global Citizenship in Education

This webinar would help participants to develop the skills to engage their students in concepts relating to global issues and competencies. Spotlighting resources that immerse students in global topics, such as TeachUNICEF, would be a key component. Our students routinely display a lack in understanding of other cultures, the interconnectedness of countries and the potential impact that they as individuals can have on ...more »

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April 2013: Webinars

Recruiting International Students from U.S. Community Colleges

I would like to see a webinar that talks about how to recruit international students from U.S. community colleges. Most community colleges seem to offer the same format to international as they do for Americans; setting up a table in the commons over lunch hour. How can we reach out to these students, attract them and maybe offer something of value to the community college as well. What are these students looking for, ...more »

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November 2014: Best Ways to Engage International Students in Leadership Programs

Campus leadership involvement leading to skills for job seeking

Often I encouraged international students to get involved with campus leadership programs as a way to develop skill sets for their future career. Marketing the program in a way that students, international and domestic, understand they are learning skills that will help shape a career is pretty powerful and participation makes for great resume material.

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August 2013: Delivering Intercultural Training on Your Campus to Students, Administrators, and Faculty

Integrating International Students On Campus

I have started an event called the "Blackbook Affair." At the beginning of each fall semester, we have a big party and the domestic students are invited to meet the international students. The student with the most "friends"names in his/her little blackbook wins the main prize. This year it was a T.V ( we also had kindles and gift cards, music and food) The students loved it. great feedback!

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October 2013: International Education Week

Photo Contest

I have done this at multiple institutions, and it has been a relatively easy and fun way to engage students, staff, and faculty into International Education Week. I usually pick a theme for the photo contest ("celebrating the international", "the world through the senses", etc.). You can have a submission due date before international education week, have a group of judges pick the winners, then announce the winners during ...more »

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