The ACC Goes to San Diego

October 02, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Joël Gallegos

It's that time of year again – the time has come for the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) to select content for NAFSA's 2014 Annual Conference in San Diego, California. This weekend, the ACC is off to San Diego to select the sessions and current topics workshops for the conference, and we must say, we're impressed with what we've seen so far. We received nearly 650 proposals this year and had more than 200 reviewers help us make our decisions. As we dive into creating the San Diego program, we're especially looking to highlight this year's theme, Pathways to Global Competence. We're looking forward to this process, but we can't do it without you! We want to hear what YOU want to see from this year's conference.... See More

Connecting with Generation Z

June 11, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Lisa Schock

“Where’s the beach?” “What health insurance?” “Do I need to bring any spending money?” Do these questions sound familiar? If so, you may be one of the many study abroad advisers who work with “Generation Z” students, a group of young people born anywhere from the early 1990s to the present day.

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Talent and Opportunity

May 31, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Eric White

Talent is universal, but opportunity is not. How can one play a role in connecting talent with opportunity?

In the Thursday plenary speech of NAFSA’s 2013 Annual Conference, Rye Barcott shared his insights on this question. Insights... See More

Planning for a Healthy Retirement

May 30, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By emilyb

My father will retire at the end of this year at age 68, after decades of work as a certified public accountant in Detroit.

He is not looking forward to it.

When asked what he'd do with his new-found freedom, he... See More

Community Colleges Innovate

May 30, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Michael Feighner

Community colleges often face more challenges than four-year colleges and universities when trying to expand international offerings. Funding may be difficult to obtain, and business leaders and trustees are likely to make the institutions focus... See More

Dr Q: From Harvest to Hopkins

May 30, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Mallory Meiser

Last Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance an immigration reform bill that would place 11 million undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship. A path Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa forged for himself nearly 30 years... See More