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Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States

Research Symposium

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EDT)

Join NAFSA and colleagues in recognizing international education research at the seventh Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - during International Education Week, on November 22, 2019. Bringing together researchers and scholars in the field of international education and related disciplines, the Research Symposium provides an opportunity to share this work in an academic and professional environment, as well as participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in the research. The Research Symposium is considered relevant for international education researchers at every stage of their career – graduate students, post-docs, faculty members, and practitioners.

NAFSA invites attendees to share and learn from original international education research presented at the Research Symposium, with an active open discussion focused on how research can connect with practice.

View the full program (Draft)

You Should Attend

  • If you are currently engaged in research in international education and would like to share your work
  • If you want to learn more about original research in international education
  • If you are concerned with disseminating knowledge to develop the global competencies of students, scholars, and educators

What You Will Gain From Participating

  • Knowledge and examples of original research regarding theories, methodologies, and practices being used in international education
  • Insights to drive future research and practice in the field of international education

*Please note that there will be photography/video at this event and photos may be used for future marketing purposes.

If you have any questions about submitting a proposal or about the event itself, please contact us.


Friday, November 22, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Open Registration and Networking
10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Welcome
Carol J. Erting, PhD, Gallaudet University
10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Julie Ficarra, PhD, SUNY Cortland, 2019 TLS Innovative Research in International Education Award recipient
    Using Critical Discourse Analysis to Locate Hidden Curriculum in Study Abroad
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First Panel - Inbound Mobility & Changing Academic Views
  • Taiwo Soetan, PhD, Red River College
    Impact of Support Areas on the Academic Success of International Students in Community Colleges in Canada
  • Jianyang Mei, PhD, Michigan State University
    Lost or Found: Experiences of First-Year Academic Probationary Chinese International Students
  • Fernanda Leal, Boston College
    The Epistemological Bases of Internationalization at a Brazilian Public University
  • Xin Chen, Indiana University
    From International Students to International Scholars: Improving International Graduate Students’ Academic Literacy
  • Emma Grace, PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Inclusivity in International Psychology Graduate Research: Best Practices and Challenges
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch provided for pre-registered attendees
1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Second Panel - Outbound Mobility & Understanding Perceptions
  • Dawn Wood, Kirkwood Community College, and Melissa Whatley, PhD, North Carolina State University
    Community College Study Abroad: Institutional Context, Geography, and Field of Study
  • Lauren Nehlsen, PhD, Elgin Community College
    Perceptions of Community College Educator Participants in a Short-Term International Exchange Program
  • Valerie Slate, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and Ravi Raj, Authentica
    Analyzing Students’ Voices: What Experiences Really Make an Impact in Study Abroad Programs?
  • Ann Hubbard, AIFS Study Abroad
    Study Abroad & Employability: The Impact of Reflection on Students’ Ability to Articulate Transferable Skills
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Open Discussion – Connecting Theory to Practice
  • Small breakout group discussions
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing
  • Shanna Saubert, PhD, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

*Agenda subject to change