Vancouver Events: Museums and Galleries

May 24, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Carol Zachs

No need to wait for rainy weather to check out some of Vancouver's museums and galleries. They're well worth a visit even when the sun's out. Here's a sneak peak of what will be on exhibit while you're in town. As a bonus, you'll see a list of shows happening during the conference.... See More

Driven to Inspire

May 24, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Hammad Hammad

When I was named a Student Diplomat by NAFSA for my reflections on my study abroad experience in Egypt in 2007, I was honored and delighted. To return only a few years later as a speaker on a panel at the annual conference is truly humbling. However, the two are directly related.... See More

Where to Eat in Vancouver

May 17, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Carol Zachs

Where to start? Anyone who's visited Vancouver will tell you that it is a city populated by self-professed foodies and blessed with a cornucopia of restaurants to satisfy their appetite. As I'm sure you can appreciate, this makes writing a post on food in Vancouver an ambitious (and intimidating) job. To do the topic justice, I will divide and conquer. This first post will focus on restaurants, but keep your eyes open for an upcoming post on street food and cheap eats.... See More

A Reason to Dream

May 13, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Jessica Lax

Few people, least of all me, would have expected that my experience during my field semester in Kenya would have resulted in an organization that today has reached more than 150,000 young people, and that it would so drastically change the course of my life.... See More

Improving the NAFSA Web Site

May 12, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Eric White

Are you interested in helping us improve the NAFSA Web site?

At the annual conference in Vancouver, you will have the opportunity to sit down with a member of the NAFSA Web Services team... See More

The Future Depends On What The Meaning of “Was” Was

May 10, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa

The first in our series featuring our 2011 plenary speakers, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa shares his thoughts on the challenge of language and Arab cultural development.

We've heard it from our leaders before. The Arab world was the bastion of arts and sciences. The Arab world was the leader in science, medicine, and mathematics. Our libraries at Alexandria and Baghdad and Andalusia were the envy of the world. All while Europe was in the Dark Ages. I grew up hearing it. Now my children are growing up hearing it. And still, the operative word of our greatness seems always to be “was.”

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Dancing in the Rain: NAFSA’s Flash Mob

May 10, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Carol Zachs

I've got a secret. I know what you're thinking - this is not a gossip blog, but hear me out. A group of local NAFSA attendees is planning a special surprise for the NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference & Expo. They are looking for other attendees to join in on this unique event. Their plan is to break into a dance during the opening reception on Tuesday, May 31, in NAFSA's very own flash mob!... See More

Vancouver Must-Sees

May 03, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Carol Zachs

You do not need to go far from the convention center to find something to do. Downtown Vancouver is blessed with some of the city's best tourist sites. Below is a list to get you started:... See More

NAFSA Announces 2011 National Award Recipients

April 21, 2011 | Topics: Annual Conference, Leadership

By John Pearson

I would like to congratulate the recipients of NAFSA’s prestigious annual awards and those honored with life membership. The 2011 national award recipients are Joan Rosalie Dassin, Anita Gaines, James S. Frey, Patti Jones, and Martha Wailes. They will all be recognized NAFSA's 2011 Annual Conference & Expo in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Cassandra Pyle Award will be presented during the Opening Plenary on Tuesday, May 31 from 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and the  recipients of the Martha Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of International Education, the Homer Higbee Award for Distinguished Service to NAFSA, and Life Membership will be recognized during the Wednesday plenary on June 1 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. as well as on the Circle of Excellence at Vancouver Convention Center.... See More