Peace, Love, and International Soul

November 05, 2014 | Topics: Diversity and Inclusion

By Ebony Majeed

While serving as the secretary in the International Office at Hampton University (my alma mater) in 2011, I learned of NAFSA. Everything I laid my eyes on regarding this organization painted a picture for me: a utopian, international society of... See More

"Have You Heard of the Case Study Challenge?"

August 20, 2014 | Topics: Annual Conference, Careers

By Ashley Glenn

It was my first time to the NAFSA annual conference, also my first year in the field, and I traveled to San Diego alone. Attending NAFSA can be overwhelming in the way family reunions show how far your family name extends and how few people you know. Not knowing anyone, it is tempting to stand at the edge of the room, walking in only for hors d’oeuvres (which I did at one of the receptions).... See More

NAFSA Invited to Help Lead SEVIS Improvement Effort

August 18, 2014 | Topics: Visa Policy

By Marlene M. Johnson

You may have heard that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has shifted course in its efforts to improve the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).

SEVP has decided to step away from plans to develop a... See More

Visiting Kakenya’s School

July 28, 2014 | Topics: Leadership

By Marlene M. Johnson

For the past few years, I have served on the U.S. board of Kakenya's Center for Excellence (KCE), helping raise financial support and providing Kakenya with guidance as she implements her vision to educate the girls of Enoosaen. Visiting the... See More

Dream Big

May 30, 2014 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Michael Feighner

Kakenya Ntaiya did not learn that female genital mutilation was illegal in her home country of Kenya until she came to the United States as an international student. She did not know that women were allowed to own property or that girls were... See More