Learning Opportunities Related to Study Abroad


Upcoming Events

Schengen Visa Advising
July 19, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. EDT
Panelists from NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee will outline the Schengen Borders Agreement and how it affects your student’s visa needs.

Confidentiality Compliance: HIPAA and FERPA for Education Abroad
August 9, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. EDT
Education abroad offices need to have strategic policies in place to minimize campus liability without denying partners crucial information regarding student health and safety. Gain clarity on myths and develop a strategy to uphold key privacy laws in the education abroad process.

Regulatory Compliance for Education Abroad Risk Management: A NAFSA and URMIA Seminar
September 24, 2017 | Orlando, Florida
This one-day seminar will be held prior to the URMIA 48th Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. Through a framework of case studies, participants will discuss incidents and investigations stemming from obligations under the U.S. law and regulations such as the Cleary Act, Title IX, and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

Ethical and Sustainable Service Learning for Education Abroad
October 4, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. EDT
As the demand for meaningful, service-oriented study abroad experiences rises, so does the potential for ethical missteps. This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar will provide tips and insights into selecting partners and working with host communities to ensure both your students and the local community will benefit.

Recent Events

Government Connection: Assessing Security Abroad - The New Normal in Western Europe
June 29, 2017
Six of the top 10 study abroad destinations for U.S. students are in western Europe and represent 45 percent of all outbound U.S. students worldwide. This Government Connection featured representatives from the Overseas Security Advisory Council and the Bureau of Consular Affairs of Overseas Citizen Services to learn about safety and security in western Europe.

French Visas for Education Abroad Programs
June 21, 2017
France remains a top destination for U.S. students studying abroad, but visa requirements vary by consulate causing some confusion among students and advisers. Members of NAFSA's Consular Affairs Liaison Subcommittee will answer your questions and provide tips on preparing the student visa application.

Federal Financial Aid for Education Abroad
June 14, 2017
Join NAFSA for a live, virtual Government Connection with a representative from the U.S.Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid who will discuss financial aid regulations for education abroad programs.

On-Demand e-Learning Seminars

Recordings of past e-Learning Seminars are available for purchase here.  

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Education Abroad AdvisingEducation Abroad Advising
Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This six week, self-paced course guides you through the demands often faced throughout the education abroad cycle, providing you with best practices, and tools to use in your own advising practice.The course is offered on a monthly, rolling basis starting February of 2016. Sign up today!

Short-Term EAMapping Short-Term Education Abroad Programs
An overview of institutional policies and procedures that impact short-term education abroad programs, program models, preparing for emergencies, handling logistics, finances and budgets, preparing students and faculty for the international experience, managing student support, and interaction with campus partners. The course is offered on a monthly, rolling basis. Sign up today!


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