2022 Region XI Conference

NAFSA Region XI: Reunited & It Feels So Good! Join us in Manchester, NH October 18-20 for our 2022 Regional Conference!

 Conference Dates

October 18 - 20, 2022

 Conference Location

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown

700 Elm Street Manchester , NH 03101

Call for Proposals

NAFSA Region XI invites you to submit a proposal for a session, poster, or open meeting. 

Proposal submissions open on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 and remain open until Monday, June 13, 2022 at 5 PM Eastern.

Click here to submit a proposal.

Submitters will receive a final decision on their proposal in late July 2022. 

Review the session proposal information and guidelines
If you have a question about submitting a proposal, please contact the conference planners at [email protected].

Conference Registration

More information coming soon! Registration will open in August 2022. 

Hotel Information

DoubleTree Manchester Downtown
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Program and Schedule

More information coming soon!

Preconference Workshops

We will be offering three preconference workshops on Tuesday, October 18th

F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate (ISSS)

Discuss the gray areas of F-1 advising and explore the nuances of more complex issues regarding maintenance of status, travel and reentry, employment and STEM OPT, change of status, and reinstatement. Designed for experienced international student advisers.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Be a self-sufficient adviser by knowing your resources.
  • Develop interpretations of F-1 regulations and guidance.
  • Interpret and develop institutional policy.
  • Learn techniques to advise F-1 students on situations where clear guidance is not available.

J-1 Student Advising for Beginners (ISSS)

Develop an understanding of J-1 advising and regulatory issues including eligibility, DS-2019 issuance, health insurance, maintenance of status, extension, transfer, 212(e), repeat participation, and employment. SEVIS is discussed in relation to advising practices and procedures.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe principle components and characteristics of the Exchange Visitor Program.
  • Identify resources to assist with J program administration.
  • Resolve basic exchange visitor issues, problems, and situations.

Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming (EA)

Do you know how to respond when a crisis impacts your study abroad students? In education abroad programming and implementation, staff must be ready to manage a range of crises that may occur. Participants explore ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to crises more effectively.

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the probability and impact of potential risk factors tied to education abroad programs, destinations, and participants.
  • Reduce risk potential and impact by developing policies, practices, and ongoing training of onsite and campus staff, program leaders, and participating students.
  • Develop and follow a standard protocol in response to an active crisis.
  • Engage partners in the ongoing development of stronger crisis management practices.


Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

Review the 2022 Exhibitor Information  and Sponsorship Opportunities for more information on becoming an exhibitor or sponsor. 

Sales will open to NAFSA Global Partners on May 17, 2022. Sales will open to all on June 22, 2022.