Is your work day being consumed by individual education abroad visa questions?
If your office doesn't have a solid strategy to systematically address student visa needs, then you are likely repeating work unnecessarily, providing incorrect or inconsistent information, losing enrolled students and their revenue, or even potentially putting your institution at risk for liability. Now is the time to shine the spotlight on your education abroad visa practices, so that visa issues are allocated the appropriate amount of time and work resources.
But, how do you know what is appropriate for your office?
Whether you are in a one-person or a large office will greatly impact how you address a visa strategy. Your colleagues, Kristi Hubbard, Emory University and Libby Lauze, CIEE, come together to help you devise a tailored EA visa practice OR process for your individual office. They have developed an instrument that will help you determine the “right" strategy and will talk through important insights into both the mundane, repetitive requests and the exceptional.
In this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Use an EA Office Inventory to measure potential and determine priorities that match your institution's education abroad visa needs.
- Set guidelines for better handling of repetitive issues.
- Develop an approach to help you address visa issues including international students going abroad, uncommon destinations, and risk management.
Are you ready to make your EA Visa strategy a priority? Bring together your office and campus partners who need to be in on this discussion. Remember that one registration allows you to broadcast this webinar to as many people as you can fit in a room.
Kristi Hubbard has been working in the field of international education for 16 years. As an undergraduate, she lived in Belgium briefly and studied abroad in England; she also spent a month in France in high school. She has a BA in English from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and a MA in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina. Kristi's first professional position was overseas in England where she spent four years as the on-site coordinator at the American InterContinental University in London. She spent a year at North Carolina State University before moving to Atlanta in 2002 to work at Emory University in the Center for International Programs Abroad. She is active in the field, holding national and regional leadership positions, as well as presenting on topics such as peer adviser programs and millennials.
Libby Lauze is the director of enrollment management at CIEE. In this capacity, she supervises admissions and pre-departure advising for all of CIEE's 178 study abroad programs in over 40 different countries. Libby started working in education abroad in 2003 and has spent the past nine years working with student visas. She serves as the co-chairperson of the NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Visa Education Subcommittee and has co-presented sessions for study abroad advisers on obtaining visas for U.S. students. Recently, Libby contributed to a revised of edition of NAFSA's student publication “Student Visas: What to Know Before You Go!" She spent a year abroad studying at Moscow State University. Libby earned a BA in Russian and East European studies from Middlebury College.