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NAFSA Washington Leadership Meeting 2016

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With 10,000 members NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA annual conference typically attracts over 8,000 professionals. [This year's conference will take place in Denver, CO from May 29 to June 3. I'm especially looking forward to it as I earned my PhD from University of Denver.]

Managing an association of this size and scope requires strong strategic planning and implementation in collaboration with members and association staff. NAFSA achieves this very effectively through its staff, board and volunteer leaders.

A large number of NAFSA members volunteer each year to help create and disseminate knowledge, influence public policy, and maintain a strong organization. These leaders serve on committees, knowledge communities, and task forces. At the same time, serving in a leadership capacity for the association offers a unique opportunity for personal and professio…

New Book on International Student Mobility by Bista and Foster

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Global Perspectives and Local Challenges Surrounding International Student Mobility, edited by Krishna Bista and Charlotte Foster, explores comparative research regarding the implementation of effective strategies needed when working with native and non-native individuals in educational settings. The book offers perspectives from international student experiences, as well as views on current mobility trends, immigration policies, and challenges with cultural expectations. It includes a range of insightful chapters including "International Students in Community Colleges" and "International Student Mobility Trends between Developed and Developing Countries", and "A Review of Literature on Adjustment Issues of International Students: Recommendations for Future Practices and Research". This publication will be an important resource for educators, policymakers, and university staff who interact with international students.

How did you decide to write a book on …

IUNC 2016 Miami for establishing internationalization strategies in emerging markets

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International Universities Networking Conference (IUNC) will be hosting its North America conference in Miami from February 11-12, 2016. IUNC is supported by Universities Union of Eurasia (UUE) and Eastern European University Association (EEUA). Given the affiliations of IUNC in emerging markets, the conference offers an excellent opportunity to universities which are seeking to diversify their global engagement and internationalization strategies.

The Conference provides value at two primary levels:

1. Best practices and insights on internationalization: I will be delivering opening keynote session at the conference on the theme of "Three Trends Shaping Global Higher Education and its Implications for Institutional Strategies." 

The parallel sessions will bring diverse perspectives from
- Brazil, Laura Ancona Lopez Freire, Director of International Relations, Universidade Paulista - UNIP
- Japan, Donald Sturge, Associate Prof, International Relations,University of Tokushima