Date: March 9, 2020
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, 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. The registration deadline is Friday, February 28 or when the workshop reaches capacity.

Register now

*There will be no on-site registration for this event.

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

Please submit registration questions to SIW Registrar/Region XI KC-ISSS Representative, Ozan Say. Include "Spring Immigration Workshop" as the subject.

Registration Fees

  • NAFSA member - $90
  • Non-member - $110
  • Full-time student - $65

Workshop Program and Session Schedule

Spring Immigration Workshop check in will begin at 8:00 a.m. Sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end by 4:50 p.m.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

Time Event
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Check In
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Morning Session 1
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Morning Session 2
12:15p.m.-1:40 p.m. Lunch
1:45p.m.-3:15 p.m. Afternoon Session 1
3:30p.m.-5:05 p.m. Afternoon Session 2

We will offer an Introduction to F-1 Basics session that is a double morning session (from 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.). 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. Application information will be available soon.