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The NAFSA Academy: Strengths Shine During an Unprecedented Year

I was huddled in a quiet corner of the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Atlanta, taking a call from a parent of a study abroad student. “We’ll have to be adaptable, ma’am, as the situation unfolds and the university develops our response plans,” I admitted wearily on the phone
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NAFSA’s Annual Election Now Open for Voting

NAFSA’s Annual Election is now open for voting. All current NAFSA members in good standing are eligible and encouraged to vote. The election is a key part of NAFSA’s robust volunteer leadership opportunities, and the process is dictated our the NAFSA Bylaws and Standing Rules. This year’s slate of
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Celebrating Our Future: 30th Anniversary of the ADA

The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) civil rights regulations offers an opportunity to celebrate our efforts to provide greater inclusivity and emphasizes our shared future in a diverse world. So many individuals and organizations have helped create today’s more
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Best Practices for Integrating the ADA in the ISSS Office

As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the law’s impact on the international education community continues to evolve. International student and scholar services (ISSS) advisers play a critical role in introducing our students to the ADA and how to request
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The Power of Shared Moments

I loved the image evoked by a NAFSA leader who wrote that seeing familiar names pop up in the chat box during eConnection was like running into friends in the hallways at the annual conference. I was surprised and delighted by the emotional power of seeing participants exchanging greetings through
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Lessons Learned After 9/11 Can Guide Us Through the COVID-19 Crisis

There were just three of us on the plane from Minnesota to Washington, DC, one week after September 11, 2001. The Pentagon and the World Trade Center had been attacked, and the "20th hijacker" arrested in connection with the attacks had been taking flight training courses in Minnesota, where I was
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