Friday, March 22, 2019
Babson College
Wellesley, MA


The annual Spring Immigration Workshop (SIW) is organized by the KC-ISSS Representative and the Government Regulations Advisory Committee (GRAC) of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region XI. All session presenters are seasoned immigration advising professionals from institutions around New England.


The SIW has sessions for those just entering the field of immigration advising as well as those who have been in the field for many years. There is a strong emphasis on immigration as it affects students and scholars in institutions of higher education.

Registration Information

Registration is now open and available. The registration deadline is Sunday, March 10 or when the workshop reaches capacity.

Registration must be done using NAFSA's online registration system. In order to register, you must log in using your NAFSA passport (username and password). If you do not already have a NAFSA passport, you will need to create one before you can register.

There will be NO on-site registration for this event. Registration questions can be directed to the SIW Registrar/Region XI KC-ISSS Representative, Ozan Say at [email protected].

Registration fees for 2019 are:
NAFSA members - $90
Non-members - $110
Full-time students - $65

Workshop Program and Session Schedule

Spring Immigration Workshop check in will begin at 8:00 AM. Sessions will begin at 9:00 AM and end by 4:50 PM. The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:00 AM – 9:15 AM Check In
9:15 AM – 10:30 AM Morning Session 1
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM Morning Session 2
12:00 PM – 1:20 PM Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon Session 1
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Afternoon Session 2

View the full program.

View the schedule at a glance.

We will offer an Introduction to F-1 Basics session that is a double morning session (from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM). Space will be limited to 50 participants, and pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend this session, you must note this in the supplemental questions on the registration form after you select your registration type. Otherwise, we cannot guarantee you a seat in this session. Also, please note that this is not the NAFSA Core Education Program F-1 Advising for Beginners session.

Travel Grants

Travel grants of up to $150 are available to a select number of individuals. To apply for a grant, please complete the Travel Grant application and send the additional required materials as a single PDF file titled with you first and last name (ie: Mary Smith SIW grant) to [email protected] by 5pm on Thursday January 17, 2019.