International Student Advising Network


This network supports the efforts of those who advise international students, including assistance with understanding immigration regulations, best practices for developing appropriate office policies and supporting internationalization on your campus.

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Lisa Harris
Palo Alto University

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August Update

August 27, 2014
Posted and ready for viewing, the Virtual Brown Bag with DHS's Office of Academic Engagement featuring Lauren Kielsmeier, Executive Director of DHS's Office of Academic Engagement (OAE) provides a thorough report on OAE and HSAAC (Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council) efforts to increase communication that results in positive change in policies and procedures that effect international students. Read about the progressof this collaboration and DHS' Implementation of HSAAC Recommendations. ...

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Featured Resources

  • International Student Retention Annotated Bibliography
    This annotated bibliography focuses on research regarding international student retention, intended to provide recommendations and strategies. While there is a considerable amount of literature on international student adjust¬ment, this bibliography looks at the more limited quantitative and qualitative information concerning university efforts that contribute to retention, as well as habits students employ to graduate.
  • NAFSA KC-ISSS Comprehensive Internationalization: A Staff Development Resource
    This KC-ISSS resource is a staff development tool for International Student and Scholar Offices. The presentation offers useful tips and talking points and is provided as a template for ISSS managers and directors to help emphasize the role of ISSS staff in achieving Comprehensive Internationalization.
  • Comprehensive Resource on Crisis Management for the International Student and Scholar Services Office
    This resource consists of recommended checklists of action items to consider when dealing with crises involving international students and scholars. The resource includes general guidelines for preparation before, during and after crises.
  • Resources for M-1 Schools
    For those working with M-1 students, finding appropriate resources can be difficult. NAFSA has excellent guidance on M-1 issues contained in its Adviser's Manual including up to date information regarding USCIS and SEVP guidelines for practical training, transfers and extensions. In addition to the Adviser's Manual, the below links are also helpful for those who advise M-1 students.