Practice Area Column

Steve Springer
NAFSA’s Director, Regulatory Practice Liaison, Steve Springer, gives an update on what international educators can expect this fall regarding duration of status and Optional Practical Training (OPT), as well as other developments to watch.
John Gallagher
Five institutions and providers share how they are approaching education abroad in the era of COVID-19.
Karen Doss Bowman
How international educators can recognize unconscious bias and take steps to address it.
Charlotte West
A responsibility for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion for students should begin with the same commitment among staff in the international office.
John Gallagher
The pandemic forced institutions to make quick decisions about their testing policies, and the long-term effects are yet to be seen.
Charlotte West
How education abroad offices can support students who return early from their experience abroad, from housing and travel logistics to continuation of classes.
A rich model for online international education is taking on greater importance during the pandemic—and it cannot be rushed.
John Gallagher
Leaders are relying on communication, empathy, flexibility, and a little levity to keep staff healthy and motivated.
Karen Doss Bowman
Expanding virtual recruitment and finding new ways to collaborate can help enrollment professionals adapt to the new normal.
Karen Doss Bowman
Whether about a natural disaster, car accident, or global pandemic, effectively communicating with students’ parents during times of crisis requires thoughtful preparation.