Collegial Conversations


Throughout the year, NAFSA works with numerous experienced international educators to conduct live, online chats.

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Upcoming Live Chats

Pre-departure Orientations for Secondary Schools
July 23, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.
Secondary school pre-departure orientation (PDO) programs have many things in common with university level PDOs. However, additional information needs to be covered as the participants are often minors under the legal age of 18. This mandates that for all intents and purposes they are under the care of the faculty or administrator leading the education abroad experience. Additionally, due to the significance of leading minors out of the country, the audience for the PDO must include not only students, but families as well. Join us for a text-based Q&A session with experts from the field of secondary school education abroad programs.  

Education Abroad Visas for France
July 30, 2019 | 1:00 p.m.
Members of NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) subcommittee have been working with VFS and the French Consulate in DC over the last year to understand the changes in student visa processes and procedures. Join the one-hour Collegial Conversation, a text-based chat, to get your questions about student visas for France answered.  

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