International Student Advising


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Question & Answer Resource Regarding F-2 Enrollment Description

This resource addresses questions related to online enrollment, tracking F-2 study, and more. The responses are from school officials who share how their programs handle/interpret F-2 study.

Dec 12, 2017
Common Connections: Supporting Engagement Between International Students and Multicultural U.S. College Students

This is a poster presentation from the 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference on supporting engagement between international students and multicultural U.S. college students.

Oct 20, 2017
CAS Standards for International Student Programs

NAFSA is one of 42 associations holding membership in the Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). The goal of CAS is to establish and promote standards that guide and support student services and programs within higher education.

Sep 21, 2016
Responding to a Crisis in a Student's/Scholar's Home Country Crises in a student's or scholar's home country may be political, social, economic, environmental, or health-related. Floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, political upheaval and war throughout the world can cause enormous stress for those affected. Oct 01, 2015
Points to Remember When Transferring SEVIS Records

This ready-to-use resource helps explain the F-1 student SEVIS record transfer process between SEVP-certified schools. It can be used as a training tool to identify common issues and frequently asked questions that occur during the process and reference government sources.

Aug 18, 2015
Comfort Food: Partnering with Dining Services to Enhance the International Student Experience

This resource helps bridge the gap between educators and dining service staff about one of the most important factors of everyday student life - meal plans and student dining. This resource provides over fifteen low-cost suggestions for dining services to incorporate to make the dining hall a more international experience meeting the needs of a diverse student body.  

Aug 18, 2015
Tips for Writing a Useful Government Comment Letter

This resource answers commonly asked questions about responding to draft guidance and provides the International Student and Scholar advising community with guidelines they should consider when submitting comments.

Jul 08, 2015
Comprehensive Resource on Crisis Management for the International Student and Scholar Services Office

The Comprehensive Crisis Management Resource is maintained by the Subcommittee and 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.

May 11, 2015
Model Practices for Partnership and Collaboration between Career Services and International Student and Scholar Services

A 12-page resource providing a large variety of examples of collaborative programming between international student and scholar services offices and career services.

Apr 01, 2015
Responding to a Natural Disaster in a Student's/Scholar's institution within the U.S.

Unanticipated weather conditions can impact the operations of an academic institution. While the crisis may be impacting the entire campus population, there are particular issues that impact an international student or scholar while in the U.S.

Mar 12, 2015
The New J Rules: Implications and Implementation of Model Practices

Participants and panelists share how their institutions are responding to the U.S. Department of State’s new regulations for Subpart A of the J exchange visitor program. This Collegial Conversation addresses the new regulations' impact on documenting English language proficiency; officer responsibilities; health insurance coverage; data reporting; orientation and more.

Dec 22, 2014
Live Chat - Infectious Diseases: Campus and Community Preparedness

With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there has been tremendous discussion and concern surrounding the spread of infectious diseases.  Through an online, open discussion, participants can share and discuss with each other how this issue is being addressed on their campuses and in their communities. This online discussion will be moderated by members of the NAFSA KC ISSS Crisis Management Subcommittee.

Dec 01, 2014
Electronic I-94 Record Retrieval Tips

Tips on retrieving an electronic I-94 record, compiled by the Travel Subcommittee of NAFSA's International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee.

Nov 03, 2014
Live Chat - Targeting International Student Success - Not Just Status!

Participate in an online conversation to learn how several universities have created focused positions, such as academic advisors, in an effort to engage and retain international students. Panelists will discuss how their work focuses on academic needs and campus support services, and assists students to become successful beyond maintaining immigration status. Ideas, practices, and resources will be featured as part of the discussion. Guidance on immigration regulations will not be addressed.

Sep 09, 2014
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.

May 12, 2014
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