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

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

Free Things to do in St. Louis

May 01, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Ryan Saale

Don't worry about spending a lot of money to have a great time in St. Louis. You can experience many of the best sights and attractions the city has to offer for free! From arts and culture to activities and attractions, you can spend all day doing, seeing, and experiencing the best of St. Louis at no cost.... See More

Neighborhood Guide to St. Louis

April 24, 2013 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Ryan Saale

St. Louis is all about neighborhoods. Statistically our city is subdivided into 79 neighborhoods, many with distinctive architecture, subcultures, and preferences. This is good news for visitors, as you can find an area that suits your style. Whether it's bohemian, upscale, artsy or urban, you'll discover a place to call home while at NAFSA. To make things easier, I've identified the top areas to check out that are near the conference.... See More