When and where will the NAFSA conference take place this year?

I am an international student advisor. I am a new member of NAFSA and I am very interested in making new contacts in the field. I have heard that NAFSA annual conference is a great opportunity for people in my field to improvise themselves. So I am eagerly waiting for the event this year. Can you give me some information on when and where this event will take place and how much it costs? In addition, it will be helpful if you could provide some ideas of what will be the duration and content of the NAFSA 2018 meeting.

Dana Keller

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Bethany Evans on May 16, 2018

Yes, you are one among the thousands of NAFSA enthusiasts eagerly waiting for the NAFSA annual meeting. This year’s event will take place from May 27 to June 1. The event will be held at Philadelphia in Pennsylvania which plays a vital role in American history. This year’s event is named “Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment”. As the name indicates, in the much awaited event, there will be more than 10,000 attendees from more than 100 countries.  

According to the association website, the event is a great learning opportunity with experts like top administrators, authors, education leadership, enrolment management, and many more under one roof, helping you to find simple solutions to the problems you face and offering opportunities to connect and collaborate. According to the event overview, there will be more than 200 professional learning sessions and programs as a part of the event, along with separate programs for managers, directors, provosts, and presidents. In addition, there will be presentations and talks on various relevant issues ranging from global learning, internationalization, risk management, and peacebuilding.

More importantly, there is a chance to meet prospective partners to work with in the future, because the organizers have arranged various events meeting the needs of various kinds of stakeholder, ranging from education abroad networking events and programs, international enrollment management events, international student and scholar services events, international educational leadership events, teaching, learning, and scholarship events, and special partnership building events. Therefore, it is clear that your all needs related to international education can be met by attending this event.

Though it is not possible to cover the entire event schedule of 2018 NAFSA here, the following is a list of important workshops in the event. On Sunday, 27 May, there is a workshop named “Strategies for International Student and Scholar Advising” from 8 am to 5 pm. If you are an international student advisor or in any other profession of the same nature, this workshop will help you immensely in your career. In addition to that, there are a large number of pre-conference workshops for different purposes on the same day, ranging from Education Abroad: Critical Skills for the Adviser, Managing the Education Abroad Office, Employment-Based Permanent Residence, F-1 Student Advising for Beginners, F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate, J-1 Advising for Beginners, to mention but a few. Remember, as the name indicates, there are more than 200 programs for you.

For any further information regarding the NAFSA event, you can use the link https://www.nafsa.org/Annual_Conference/Annual_Conference___Expo.


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