2019 Region II Conference

Join us for the 2019 Regional Conference in Cheyenne, WY.

Monday, October 14
  Preconference Workshops:
  • F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
  • F-1 Student Advising Intermediate
  • J-1 Advising Intermediate
Tuesday, October 15
  Preconference Workshops:
  • F-1 Student Advising for Beginners
  • F-1 Student Advising Intermediate
  • Intercultural Communication in Practice
  • J-1 Advising Intermediate
  • Student Health and Safety Abroad
  Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 16
7:00 am - 8:00 am Morning Workout
9:00 am - 10:15 am Session 1:
  • Exchange Visitor Program Updates
  • Tweaking your advising model for the Gen Z era
  • Important Allies for Increasing Education Abroad Participation
  • Fraud is Frowny, but Forensics are Fun!
  • Exchange Visitors and English Proficiency: Challenges and choices
  • Emerging Technologies in International Higher Education
10:30 am - 11:45 am Session 2:
  • Designing Education Abroad Programs for First Generation Students
  • CU Boulder Global Internships
  • How to Effectively Use Email Marketing in Your Recruitment Strategy
  • Best Practices in Sponsoring International Employees for Permanent Residency
  • So a student walks into your office and asks…
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm Region II Business Meeting and Luncheon
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session 3:
  • Updates from the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
  • Nonresident Tax: I don't even do my own taxes!
  • Internationalize your Campus through the Fulbright Program
  • How to Put Action Into the #YAWH Movement
  • Strategic Communication Methods and Partnerships for International Student Recruitment
  • Invest in your Career with NAFSA Academy
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Session 4:
  • USCIS Updates with Region II Ombuds and the CIS Ombuds Office
  • Overcome Study Abroad Barriers with Local University and College Collaborations
  • Leveraging International Internships to Enhance Career Readiness
  • Financial Planning for Your Future
  • Education Abroad Visas: Critical Updates for Study Abroad Advisers
  Cowboy Poetry Event
Thursday, October 17
  Historic Trolley Tours
9:00 am - 10:15 am Session 1:
  • Designing faculty-led programs: Turning a blank canvas into a masterpiece
  • Innovative and Unique Program Design for Education Abroad
  • Technology's Impact on the Emotional Wellness of International Students
  • International Travel in an Age of Uncertainty
  • Shape Your Tomorrow: Volunteer with NAFSA Today
  • Student Volunteering: "What, like it's hard?"
10:30 am - 11:45 am Session 2:
  • SEVP Information and Trending Issues
  • Education Abroad Participation Influences Colorado Graduation Rates
  • Asian Adventures: A Fulbright IEA Seminar Can Change Your Life
  • The i-graduate ICEF Agent Barometer Survey
  • H-1B Alternatives in a Climate of Increased Scrutiny
  • Nudging students towards International Education
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm Book Discussion
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session 3:
  • Panel Discussion with SEVP, CBP, and HIS
  • Education Abroad in the age of Climate Change
  • Making Meaning: Reflection and Transformative Learning through Study Abroad Blogging
  • Practicing Self-Care in International Education
  • Working With Academic Advisors to Customize Advising for International Students
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Session 4:
  • Maximize International Recruitment through U.S. Departments of Commerce and State
  • Mission and Vision: Navigating the Goals and Partnerships of IE
  • Pursuing Best Practices in Education Abroad in Region II
  • Advanced International Student Hot Topics
  • Unraveling Culture: The Educator's Role in Aiding Students' Cultural Navigation
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm SIG/MIG Connections
  Enjoy Cheyenne
Friday, October 18
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