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Releasing Records to the Government: FERPA and Other Key Factors

The government is closely analyzing the data you provide, paying attention to your international students and faculty, and planning visits. When federal agents come calling, is your campus equipped to handle requests for information in a way that meets your legal obligations to the government and
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Immigration Regulations: Where to Find Them, How to Use Them

David Fosnocht, NAFSA's director of immigration practice resources, shares insights on how to find and use regulations accurately in your reasoning and decisionmaking. Using advising examples, he will show how to elicit relevant facts, overcome common misunderstandings, and identify applicable rules
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STEM OPT II: Effective Institutional Policies and Practices

On March 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the final 24-month science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) optional practical training (OPT) rule. The change went into effect on May 10, 2016. As a result, campuses across the nation are adjusting their student
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Responding to Mental Health Issues in International Education

Student mental health issues are a growing crisis within higher education and mishandled situations can lead to serious student and institutional consequences. International educators need to be informed, savvy, and most of all, prepared to identify and address the mental health challenges their
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Advising Globally Mobile Students for Career Success

Global student mobility is about more than just what a student learns while abroad. It’s about how they apply the skills, knowledge, and insights gained for their future careers. Students seek applicable learning outcomes from an international experience while employers frequently report that they
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ISSS Advising Resources and Tips for New Advisers

Resources are a critical component of successful international student advising. With access to so many types of resources, where do you begin? Join two seasoned professionals as they take a deep dive into the resources available through NAFSA and other sources. Presenters will also share helpful
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Protecting International Students and Scholars from Scams

International students are vulnerable to scammers questioning their immigration status and requesting payment and personal information. In recent years, scammers have utilized increasingly sophisticated techniques to deceive and coerce students and can involve students’ family members as well
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