Welcome to St. Louis!

May 26, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Stephen Ferst

For all of you who have arrived early to participate in leadership meetings, preconference workshops, or to set up your exhibit booth, welcome to the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri! And for those of you who haven’t arrived yet, it’s amazing to watch America’s Center transform from a blank canvas to a space decked out in the NAFSA conference colors. The weather for the week is looking great. I’m promising myself I’ll get outside and enjoy it. Starting today!... See More

Pocketguide: One Week in St. Louis

May 23, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Ryan Saale

The annual NAFSA conference is just days away, and many of you may now be making your final preparations, including which sessions to attend, where to eat, and what to do. If you’ve followed the blog recently, you might have learned that there are many things to see, do, and eat in St. Louis. To make the most of your time in town, take note of these few last-minute tips.... See More

Social Responsibility in St. Louis

May 21, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By David Wick, EdD

As content chair of the 2013 Annual Conference Committee (ACC), I have enjoyed working with ACC Chair Steve Ferst and the entire ACC to develop a rich range of educational opportunities related to peace, justice, and social responsibility as it connects to international education. Many of these events demonstrate the significance of international education in global relations. We hope events at this annual conference will greatly expand the knowledge base of international educators in the areas of peace, justice, and social responsibility.... See More

Agency Officials to Participate in Annual Conference

By Steve Springer

Despite rumors to the contrary, federal agency officials do plan to participate in quite a few annual conference sessions related to international student and scholar advising. Some will be present in St. Louis, where they will also participate in an open meeting, and others will participate virtually or via teleconference. The efforts made by many of the officials to attend in person, including requests for waivers of sequestration-related agency travel prohibitions, and the efforts of others to participate remotely when denied permission to travel, have been heartening. ... See More

How to Start a Company in International Education

May 10, 2013 | Topics: Careers

By Mitch Gordon

If you are already considering entrepreneurship, congratulations. You've taken a step few people do. Let's help you move past the idea phase and to the point where you're committed to building something special.... See More

Let Loose in St. Louis!

May 09, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Ryan Saale

Ready to relax and party the night away at NAFSA? You're in the right place in St. Louis. Our town is home to many nightclubs, lounges, and bars, catering to all tastes.... See More