9:00 AM - 12:15 PM WORKSHOPS J-1 Basics (All day) by Eliza Plous Whether you are new to advising J-1 Exchange Visitors or have a few years of experience, this workshop will have something to offer you! We'll start by reviewing the basics on managing your institution's J-1 population (with a focus on categories commonly hosted by colleges/universities: University Students, Interns, Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, and Professors). Then we'll dig into the DOS regulations unique to J-1 EVs, compare and contrast F-1 vs. J-1 students, discuss the finer points of J advising (such as the Bars and 212e , annual reporting requirements, and insurance), and have some fun with case studies. Special attention will also be paid to the unique challenges that COVID-19 brought to our profession in 2020, and to the ways we can all bounce back in 2021.
F-1 Basics (All day) by Anna Adamson & Rachel Webb This day-long workshop is designed for newcomers to the field (1 year of experience or less) or those who are looking to work in international student advising. Participants will learn about SEVIS, basic immigration knowledge and terms, forms, enrollment requirements, travel policy, employment authorization, and how to be sure that students are maintaining status. We will also touch on the myriad of responsibilities outside of advising that many DSOs are given, the differences between a DSO and immigration attorney, regulation changes and best practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will be expected to actively participate and will leave with several resources for immigration advising and case studies for practice.
Fundamentals of Credential Evaluation (Half day) by Aleks Morawski, Jenna Feeback, & Robert Morley This session is designed for professionals in international education interested in credential evaluation. Topics will include procedures and policies for when a foreign educational credential is submitted to your office, the foundations of evaluation methodology, credit and grade conversion, and a survey of resources.
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM LUNCH BREAK
1:15 PM - 4:30 PM WORKSHOPS J-1 Basics (All day) by Eliza Plous
F-1 Basics (All day) by Anna Adamson & Rachel Webb Study Abroad 101 (Half day) by Lily Andrules, Alma Sandoval, & Michaela Kendall New to working in education abroad or hoping to learn more about the field? Study Abroad 101 is designed to give you a holistic view of study abroad programs and processes. From program marketing and recruitment to pre-departure orientation and re-entry resources, this session will touch on how to engage with the students at your university or organization. This session will discuss various types of study abroad programs and help you identify which types of programs will best suit different student populations. It will also cover topics such as budgeting, scholarship funding, and program evaluation.