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NAFSA Region III Hosts Conference South of the Border

NAFSA Region III Hosts Conference South of the BorderThe 2008 NAFSA Region III conference in Merida, Mexico was great Many conference events took place at local establishments outside of the hotel, including at the Quinta Montes Molina, a restored colonial
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Why Do You Feel International Education is Important

Why Do You Feel International Education is Important? November 17 marked the start of the ninth annual celebration of International Education Week (IEW). IEW gives international educators an opportunity to organize activities highlighting the importance of international education and exchange.
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Exploring Fulbrights Legacy at NAFSAs Region VIII Conference

Exploring Fulbright’s Legacy at NAFSA’s Region VIII ConferenceIndividuals attending the NAFSA Region VIII conference, held November 5 8, 2008, in Pittsburgh, PA, had the opportunity to preview a documentary on the life of Senator J. William Fulbright. Even better, participants
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Greetings from Columbia South Carolina

Greetings from Columbia, South Carolina NAFSA staff members Kari Lantos, Robin Little, Jordan Wait, Carri Orrison, and Ellen Barclay along with NAFSA board member Ellen Badger were excited to visit Region VII and experience the southern hospitality the region is
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Region II Meets in Park City

Region II Meets in Park CityThe first regional conference of 2008, Region II’s meeting in Park City, Utah, was a complete success. Joe Potts (Chair), Becky Sibley (Conference Planner), Anjali Hammond, and Aaron Rose (LAC Team), and many others deserve
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New College Rankings

New College RankingsRecently, Forbes magazine published a ranking of the top universities across America. The ranking takes an alternate approach in assessing the top colleges by looking at things from a student viewpoint. The new report gives a fresh perspective
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Importance of a Second Language

Importance of a Second LanguageRecently, the Miami Herald ran an article titled, "It's time for Americans to master a second language." Vic Johnson, Senior Advisor, Public Policy, replied with the following Learn other languages Andres Oppenheimer, in his July 17
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Vic Johnson Recognized for Advocacy Leadership

Vic Johnson Recognized for Advocacy LeadershipLast Friday, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs presented Vic Johnson, NAFSA’s Senior Advisor for Public Policy, an award for his career long dedication to strengthening national security through international education. The
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