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Swiss Student Mobility Beyond Europe

By Gordon Millar, Barbara Stettler, and Xaver Büeler Until recently, Swiss universities have focused on European student mobility. The European Union’s non-EU member status has allowed Swiss universities to participate in EU educational exchange and international project-funding programs during two
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COVID-19 and Federal Financial Aid for Education Abroad FAQ’s

Your peers on the NAFSA’s Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Subcommittee on Financial Aid provide the following information to help education abroad professionals stay informed of federal financial aid guidance during the disruption of the COVID-19 crisis. Common questions related to Cost of
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Resources for Online Telework and Learning

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, many institutions have closed or transitioned to working remotely and online teaching with little advanced notice. Entire offices have instructed employees to telework and stay home for an indefinite period of time while faculty pivot to
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COVID-19 Resources from Organizations Serving International Education

NAFSA’s Global Partners work to improve the field of international education in many ways. In these challenging times, several Global Partners have provided links to resources surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. NAFSA will make these available as we receive them from our Global Partners. Cambridge
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CDC Responds to NAFSA’s Coronavirus Questions

NAFSA has been in dialogue with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to ask for clarity on guidance issued by the CDC regarding international travel and study abroad programs. NAFSA provided context and background on existing risk management practices in international education with the CDC
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International Enrollment Management State of the Field Survey

The International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community (IEM KC) State of the Field survey is a work in progress to assess the status of the IEM field. The dynamic survey is designed to gather trends, insights, and information from those working in international admissions, recruitment
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Questions for Guiding a Holistic Response

In responding to broadening concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), institutions must be cognizant of holistic issues affecting international education, considering not only programmatic and immigration questions, but accreditation, contractual obligations, technical and human resources, and
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When a Reporter Calls

"When a Reporter Calls" is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad. By Mickey Slind, former NAFSA EA KC Chair Take control; don’t answer questions until you’re ready. Note the reporter’s name, affiliation, and phone number. Ask what the story is about. Find out the reporter’s
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Questions for Responding to Emergencies

"Questions for Responding to Emergencies" is an excerpt from Chapter 12 of NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad. Universal Concerns What is the current physical and psychological condition of affected participant(s)? Is the lead on-site staff member now in close contact with all affected participants
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Responding to a Worldwide Health Crisis and Travel Restrictions

Recent concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus has myriad implications for the international education community in the United States and abroad. This Town Hall for NAFSA members provided context for the current challenges for international educators and shared updates on the travel
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