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Briefing Congress: Student Visas and the Hardest Entrance Exam

NAFSA's Counsel and Director of Immigration Policy, Heather Stewart, went to Capitol Hill on March 13, 2019 to join a panel of colleagues in briefing Congress on the issues driving international students to choose to study in more competitive countries. Additionally, the panel gave evidence of the
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Welcome to DC, Home of NAFSA 2019!

NAFSA 2019 host city Washington, D.C. is the place where you take a stroll on the “Mall,” head to work on the “Hill,” and take a tour at the “Library.” Washington, D.C. is so much more than monuments and politics: home to 14 national parks, a hotel housed in a historic church, and an underground
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Building a Diverse and Inclusive Team

National Career Development Month is in full swing, and NAFSA continues its month-long series of career-focused blog posts with a guest post from Aaron Bruce--diversity, inclusion, and equity officer at San Diego State University and a 2015 participant in NAFSA’s Diversity Impact Program--discussing
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PSLs, Hayrides, and Career Development

As manager of NAFSA's Career Center and @NAFSAJobs, November is about much more than pumpkin spice lattes (PSLs), fall foliage, and Black Friday deals. November is National Career Development Month, an opportunity for career development organizations to highlight all of the great career-focused
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Right To Vote: A Privilege That I Don’t Take For Granted

Right To Vote: A Privilege That I Don’t Take For Granted I appreciated my Chinese heritage. I was born and raised in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, also known as one of the four Asian Tigers, or Little Dragons. Hong Kong is the world's 7th largest
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The NAFSA Academy: Finding Your Time to Lead

When I first entered international education, I wanted to learn all I could about the field. I knew that NAFSA was the premier association for international educators, so I made it my go-to resource. I constantly searched the NAFSA website and NAFSA’s social media feeds to see what tools might help
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International Education is Not a Partisan Issue - and Congress Agrees

NAFSA’s Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy Jill Welch testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration yesterday. The hearing, “Student Visa Integrity: Protecting Educational Opportunity and National Security,” was chaired by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX).
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