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
Could the online manual be placed in a more prominent location on the website. It is currently so far embedded, it takes me such a long time to locate it.
I would be interested in a webinar or conference info session on what ISAs need to look for in health insurance plans and what they need to communicate in pre-arrival information (websites, handbooks, etc.) regarding this legislation.
I'd like to see a NAFSA forum where we can discuss issues that is linked to the manual perhaps with tags or something. So if I'm looking at the J-1 English proficiency requirement in the Manual, I can click on a link to the forum where people are discussing this exact issue.
Everything about NAFSA, resources, tools, using the website, manual, what happens at state, regional and annual conferences, etc.
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 »
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 »
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.
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!
We work with Dining Services on campus to offer a different cultural cuisine every day of the week in each dining hall. We try to showcase many different types that reflect our diverse population.
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 »
Would love to see a comprehensive discussion on creating and maintaining Public Access Files for H-1Bs; and Audit Files for PERM.