Special Thanks to the Universidad de Yucatan and La Universidad Marista for their support and contributions.

Session Materials

Tuesday, November 4

  • Beyond Room and Board: Why and How Host Families Shape The Study Abroad Experience in Language Immersion Programs
  • Study Abroad Program Familiarization: Site Visits and Alternative Methods
  • When Good Students Go Bad: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Behavior and/or SEVIS Termination
  • Campus Internationalization: Multiple Perspectives on Education Abroad
  • You've Been ACED!!
  • F-1 Updaten
  • Sustainability in Education Abroad: An Introduction
  • Compliance and Reporting in the Era of E-Verify and Worksite Raids
  • Consular Affairs Update
  • The Merits (and Pitfalls) of Going to an On-Line Study Abroad Application System
  • The Forensics of Fraud
  • Speaking Different Languages: Addressing Generational Gaps Within the Workplace
  • Developing Global Leaders
  • Becoming a NAFSA Leader: Opportunities and Pathways

Wednesday, November 5

  • Bologna Process Challenges and Opportunities For U.S. Higher Education – What's Next?
  • Transfer Practices: Collaborating Towards a Common Goal
  • Round-Robin Reporting: Understanding the New OPT Reporting Requirements
  • Is That Online? Using Online Tools to Help Recruit, Retain and Advise Students
  • The SEVP Updates (SEVIS 101)
  • Career Connections: Going Beyond Work Authorization
  • The Buck Stops Here: The Finances of Faculty-Led Programs
  • SEVP Recertification and OPT Updates
  • What do I Wear in Senegal?: The Challenge of Creating Accurate On-site Information in Study Abroad
  • Empowering Education Majors' Skills to Validate the Contributions of Hispanic-American Children in Public Schools
  • Three Women, A Plan, A Canal—Panama: Faculty & Staff Collaboration in Customized Programs Abroad
  • Qué Húbole? What's Up in Congress and the Agencies?
  • Life is a Highway: Field Trips for Intercultural Education
  • Effective and Creative Leadership for Texas-Mexico Higher Education PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint Presentation
  • Everett Egginton Keynote

Thursday, November 6

  • Scholar Advising Update
  • Green Cards for Outstanding Professors and Researchers: A Closer Look
  • Maintaining Open Communication with Sponsors
  • Unique Challenges for Two Year Institutions: International Education for Community Colleges
  • One State, Many Opportunities: Developing a Texas Consortium for International Recruitment

Conference Sponsors Mérida 2008

Special Thanks to our Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors for their support of Region III.

Sponsor Event/Item
Terra Dotta White Night in the White City NAFSA/AMPEI Gala
Law Firm of Tidwell, Swaim & Associates, PC Luncheon
SDR Educational Consultants Luncheon
International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc. Coffee Break
University of New Orleans Coffee Break
Global Credential Evaluators Coffee Break
Pinnacle Student Insurance conference bags
Academic Programs International conference bags
Universidad de Monterrey/Mexico Name Badge Holders
Global Credential Evaluators Past Chairs Breakfast
ELS Language Centers All Conference Reception

Conference Exhibitors Mérida 2008