NAFSA Government Connection

 

NAFSA Government Connection events offer an online forum for NAFSA members and international educators to interact directly with federal agency officials about topics affecting their work; their international students and scholars; their outgoing study abroad students; and their institution.

Each online forum focuses on one agency and features an official from the agency along with NAFSA staff or NAFSA member leaders as presenters. Participants may submit questions and agenda items in advance of the event, or during the event if time allows.

Live events are free and open to all international education professionals. Recorded events indicated by the key icon below are accessible to members only. Learn more about becoming a member of NAFSA. 

Upcoming Events

ESL Pathway Program Q&A with SEVP
November 15, 2018
In October 2016, SEVP released final guidance on ESL Pathway Programs. Through this Government Connection, attendees will learn the definition of a Pathway Program and its differences with conditional admissions, the types of Pathway Programs with a particular focus on English proficiency-related Pathway Programs, and procedures for DSOs on adding Pathway Programs to their I-17 and properly issuing I-20s will be reviewed.

Who Should Attend

NAFSA Government Connection online forums are ideal for international education professionals who would like to:

  • Learn about current and future agency regulatory changes and initiatives;
  • Stay informed on the results of NAFSA-agency liaison meetings;
  • Pose a question or raise an issue with a government official;
  • Observe how NAFSA member leaders liaise with agency officials.

Past Events

Adviser's Manual