NAFSA Region X sincerely thanks all of the presenters, attendees, and conference organizers for an excellent 2019 Downstate NY/NJ Conference at NYU Tandon School of Engineering! We look forward to seeing you next year for the 2020 Downstate NY/NJ Conference, which will take place on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. We also plan to offer a pre-conference F-1 Student Advising for Beginners workshop on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. More details will be posted in early spring of 2020.

2019 Schedule of Events

Time Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Registration/Check-In/Light Breakfast
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Concurrent Sessions:

- To CPT or Not to CPT, That is the question
- Across the Universe[ity]: Cross-Unit Collaboration, EA Nomenclature, and Global Learning
- Building a Career in International Education: Strategies for Career Advancement*
- Integrating Agencies into Recruitment Planning

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions: 

- A Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Approach to the International Student Lifecycle
- Best Practices in Fully Integrated Travel Risk Management
- 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference Debrief
- Hot Topics in Immigration - Changes in USCIS Policy Under the Trump Administration

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:

- The Role of Community Connection Initiatives in International Student Success
- Gen Z is Studying Abroad: What Are You Doing Different?
- Making our voices heard! Advocating for a more welcoming and globally engaged United States.
- Breaking Down Barriers: Why I, a student of color, studied abroad. The student perspective

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:

- Government Q & A
- Reflecting on Study Abroad: a Curated Discussion Among Student Returnees and Staff
- Defining Career Paths in International Education

4:00 p.m.

Networking at Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge
216 Duffield St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(Above the Aloft and Sheraton Hotels)