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Five Steps for Leading a Staff Training

You and your team would benefit from learning best practices from other institutions, and you always mean to take the time to think through your processes and whether they meet your current needs. But somehow doing research and developing training materials never makes it to the top of your to-do
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NAFSA 2018: History and Monuments of Philadelphia

Before settlers from Europe arrived in the Americas, southeastern Pennsylvania and much of New Jersey and Delaware were inhabited by a group of Native Americans named the Lenni Lenape. This group was stationary and relied on agriculture, as well as hunting, gathering, and fishing. During the 17th
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Tech Tricks and Tools for International Educators

Technology allows students to reach us from anywhere and access the information they need in a timely manner. Going digital by implementing customer relationship management software, student databases, data analytics, and other technology tools have changed many processes in international education.
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NAFSA 2018: Day Trips From Philly

The city of Philadelphia is a very lively and vibrant place with hundreds of attractions and alluring cuisines, so it is hard to imagine needing to leave the city. That said, locals and seasoned visitors know that southeastern Pennsylvania has much more to offer than big city living in Philadelphia
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NAFSA 2018 Workshop Spotlight: Conducting Ethical Research

NAFSA 2018 Workshop Spotlight: Conducting Ethical Research More and more, international educators are being called upon to provide data and evidence to support the work that they do. To help meet this challenge, Peggy Shannon-Baker, PhD, and Sarah Rutherford have developed a new Current Topics
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Build Your Brand in Time for Annual Conference

When we first start in the field, it's difficult to stand out. International education is competitive, and many job candidates share the same skills and passions. To be successful, you must find that element about yourself that sets you apart and create a powerful brand around it. But how? You’ve
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NAFSA 2018 Workshop Spotlight: F-1 Student Advising - Advanced

This year, we are excited to celebrate the 70th anniversary of NAFSA and the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo. The Annual Conference Committee has made an intentional effort to highlight the diverse voices and shared commitment of international education professionals from all over the world in this
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NAFSA 2018: Where to Eat in Philly

Cheesesteaks, hoagies, soft pretzels, water ice, scrapple, pork roll—the list of famous Philly foods is endless. So when you come to Philadelphia for the NASFA 2018 Annual Conference & Expo, be prepared to eat your way across the city! Philadelphia is home to thousands of restaurants specializing in
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