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Recruiting international students in the United States is both cost-effective and an excellent way to diversify your recruitment pool. With more of these students attending U.S. high schools and community colleges, recruiters must find new ways to tap into this emerging market.

Join this live NAFSA e-Learning Seminar to discover strategies and benefits for your institution. Learn how to establish institutional relationships and pipelines for future recruitment success.


After attending this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the landscape of international students in the United States (at the secondary and community college levels) ;
  • Gain and be able to implement specific strategies for recruiting international students in these markets;
  • Recognize and articulate the benefits of recruiting from these markets;
  • Collaborate with domestic recruiters to increase success of domestic and international recruitment in these markets.

The content of this live e-Learning Seminar will appeal to campus-based recruiters, both international and domestic, as well as admissions staff and those who work in intensive English programs.


Stav Boutsis
Hofstra University

Stav Boutsis is dean of international recruitment for enrollment management at Hofstra University. Boutsis joined Hofstra approximately 2 years ago to run the international recruitment and admission undergraduate division for the purpose of increasing and diversifying the international population on campus, as well as working with secondary schools, universities, and government entities across the globe. Her responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate recruitment; university partnerships; and working with continuing students, faculty, and alumni. Boutsis has worked in the field of higher education for more than 15 years and in international education for 12 years. She currently serves on the Council of International Schools (CIS) Latin American Committee and presents regularly at Overseas Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC) events and the CIS Forum. Prior to Hofstra, Boutsis worked for Stony Brook University (State University of New York) where she spearheaded all undergraduate international initiatives.

Betsy Morley
Ohio University

In her seven years in the international section of Ohio University’s undergraduate admissions, Morley evaluated foreign credentials; supported recruitment activities; and coordinated among campus offices on policy implementation and student support. In addition, she supervised the transition toward a paperless application system and assisted with the campuswide conversion to PeopleSoft. She currently serves as Ohio University’s fsaATLAS Coordinator in the Office of International Student and Faculty Services. With degrees from Agnes Scott College and New York University, Morley has worked in several areas of international education at Ohio University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, is an active member of NAFSA’s Trainer Corps, and has presented at state and regional NAFSA conferences on study abroad, international admissions, and student support topics.

Xiaoqiao Zhang
Lycoming College

Xiaoqiao Zhang was born and raised in mainland China, and came to the United States as an exchange student in her last year of high school. She graduated with a BA in communications from Wilkes University, and received her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She is currently working as the associate director of international admissions at Lycoming College. She has extensive experience recruiting students both domestically and internationally, and is a regular participant in international conferences, including a session presentation at the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling’s annual conference last year.