Region XII

Southern District Conferences

Mini Conference

The Southern District is thankful to our wonderful event sponsors for making this event possible.

Gold Sponsors

JCB Insurance Solutions
JCB Insurance Solutions

Silver Sponsor

Linden Educational Services

Silver Sponsor

Stone, Grzegorek, & Gonzalez LLP

Event Details
Date Friday, July 27, 2018
Time 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Location Orange Coast College
Global Engagement Center
2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Registration Fee $80 Early Bird/$100 Regular
$50 Early Bird Student/$70 Student*
$100 onsite
$199 - F-1 for Beginner's Workshop
*Students must show student ID at check in tables
Parking Parking is FREE. Instructions emailed to registered participants.
Lunch Lunch provided for all registered participants.


Registration is now open! Early bird registration will end at midnight on Friday, June 22. Individuals registering as students must show their student ID at the registration table. Please note that the student category is reserved for non-professional students pursuing higher education degrees; those holding paid positions in the IE field are kindly requested to exempt themselves from this category. All registrations are final, and no refunds will be issued in the event you are unable to attend.

Online registrations are highly encouraged and preferred. However, if your institution needs to pay via check, please download and submit the paper registration form in lieu of completing online registration.

Conference Sessions

We are pleased to announce the following sessions are expected to be presented at the conference:

  • NAFSA F-1 For Beginner's (Full Day Workshop)
  • An Evaluator's Guide to Institutional Recognition and Accreditation
  • Behind the Consular Curtain: Consular Update 2018
  • Beyond Food: Designing Inclusive Programs to Promote Intercultural Engagement
  • Building Global Mindsets: Internationalizing An Undergraduate Program
  • Challenges in Working with Short-Term Programs Abroad
  • Fostering International Student Success and Wellness through Accessible Mental Health Services
  • Frauds and Fakes (transcript evaluation)
  • H1-B Alternatives For Students: Es, Os, and more
  • HSI: Underrepresentation in Education Abroad
  • I'm back!: Implementing a Post Study Away Curriculum
  • Income Taxes: A Discussion of the Issues, Problems, and Solutions
  • Refining Returnee Story-telling Beyond 'It was Great'
  • Rethinking Your Advising in Times of Constant Change
  • Study Abroad & Employability: Helping Students Articulate their Skills
  • Supporting International Student Success
  • Teaching and Modeling Sustainability Education Abroad

Exhibitors and Sponsors Needed

Two sponsorship levels (Silver and Bronze) remain to promote your brand and showcase your services and products at the NAFSA Region XII Southern District Conference! Act before June 29 to ensure you can take advantage of your full sponsorship benefits. Not sure which level is right for you or just want to exhibit at the conference? Let’s discuss your goals. Contact Elaine Padilla at for more information.

Questions and Contacts

Ongoing event updates will be available here and on the SoCal District Facebook Page.

Questions? Please post on Facebook or send us an email.

Thank you! See you at OCC!

The SoCal District Event Planning Team

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