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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Network Leader

Lisa Harris
Palo Alto University

Recent Discussions

  • Visa Processing Suspended in Tel Aviv
  • Deposit before issuing I-20?
  • Authorized Leave of Absence/OPT

What's New

Personalize Your Annual Conference Agenda

April 18, 2014
Stay organized at the NAFSA Annual Conference by using NAFSA's amazing Conference Connection to view, search, and filter the conference schedule and add all the ISSS events you want to attend to your personal agenda!

You can also:

  • Centralize all your conference activities in one place
  • View, search, and filter the list of attendees
  • Set up your networking profile and decide who can contact you
  • Add exhibitors to your private list of "exhibitors to visit"
  • View, search, and filter the list of exhibitors
  • Make the most of your conference experience!

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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.