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in the Fulbright tradition
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International Educators

Monthly Meetings

All membership meetings take place on the
second Tuesday of each month at:

Berkeley College*

2nd Floor, Room B203

12 E 41st St (not on 43rd street)

New York, NY 10017

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

*In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, One To World will be holding the remaining spring membership meetings as Zoom conference calls. Call-in instructions will be sent to membership via email prior to each meeting. Please check back for updates on future meetings in the Fall..

About the membership meetings:

Membership meetings offer professional development and peer support to One To World's members in the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. These meetings constitute the single most valuable forum in the NY metropolitan area for international educators to exchange ideas, share best practices, and network with colleagues.

The first hour consists of a discussion of immigration-related issues with Immigration and Regulations Roundtable experts, Goldstein and Cheung LLP and June Sadowski-Devarez, IETS. The second hour is devoted to diverse topics of importance to international educators and to promote best practices in the field.


One To World Monthly Membership Meetings 2019-20

September 10, 2019

Ways to Help Your International Students Feel More Welcomed
Workshop on Chinese Name Pronunciation

Familiarize yourself with the “Pinyin” system used in Chinese to help you learn how to properly pronounce the names of your international students. Yifan “Max” Zhang, Chinese Language and Culture Advisor at Drew University will lead an interactive workshop on this topic and give you the tools to pronounce Chinese names confidently.

Chair: Yifan "Max" Zhang

October 8, 2019

One To World Annual Meeting

One To World holds its Annual Meeting in October of each year where it provides a report to its membership about the state of the organization and the year in review. Additionally, the results of the election of new members to the Board of Directors of One To World is announced.

Keynote: Dr. Jonathan Friedman, PEN America

Special Location: Kimmel Center, NYU

November 12, 2019

NAFSA Region X Conference Debrief

Did you miss the NAFSA Regional Conference? Don't miss the highlights! Come participate in a discussion about important information shared at this year's conference and hear an overview of sessions presented from fellow One To World members.

Co-Chairs: Sherifa Abdalla, NJCU

December 10, 2019

WES Research: Are U.S. HEIs Meeting the Needs of International Students?

WES will share original research from its recent report on international student experiences in the U.S. The presentation will include findings on international students' peer, faculty, and administrative staff interactions as well as concrete recommendations on how to meet international student needs.

Chairs: Makala Skinner, WES and Chris Mackie, WES

January 14, 2020

Two Hour Extended Immigration Roundtable

Immigration rules and regulations are constantly evolving. This session will provide an extended time to discuss the issues with our knowledgeable advisors!

Chairs: Michael Goldstein, Goldstein and Cheung LLP; June Sadowski-Devarez, IETS; Helen Leonard, New York University; and Elizabeth Gill, Montclair State University

February 11, 2020

IDP Connect: International Buyer Behavior Research

Jake Reckford and Basil Jackson will walk through the latest IDP research discussing the various considerations that international students and parents have, including concerns about safety, job prospects after graduation, tuition fees, and living costs. Not only will they dive into a global perspective, but will also provide deeper insight into how students and parents perceive studying in the U.S.

Chairs: Jake Reckford, Client Manager, IDP Connect and Basil Jackson, Marketing Coordinator, IDP Connect

March 10, 2020

IIE Open Doors Report: A New York Metro Area Special Analysis

Don't miss this special analysis of international student and scholar trends in the New York Metropolitan Area. An IIE officer will discuss the unique characteristics of international students in our area. Learn how our population differs in interesting ways from the national norms.

Chairs: Natalya Andrejko, Research Analyst

April 14, 2020 - Zoom Meeting

COVID-19 University Response: Planning for the Fall

Our membership have been experiencing an unprecedented past couple of months responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Join this ZOOM Call to hear how other universities have been handling the crisis and share your own experiences and best practices.

Chairs: TBD

May 12, 2020

Free Speech on Campus for International Educators

How can international educators support free speech on campus? How can they help international students understand the First Amendment, and the sometimes rocky relationship between free speech, diversity, and inclusion? What rights to free speech do international students have while studying in the US? What kind of international issues are generating the most tension? The presentation will equip attendees with a foundational understanding of these issues, from academic freedom and hateful expression to student protest rights. PEN America's representatives will also cover the tools and resources available on its online Campus Free Speech Guide.

Chairs: Jonathan Friedman, PEN America and Niko Perez, PEN America

June 9, 2020

COVID-19 University Response (ZOOM call)

Our membership have been experiencing an unprecedented past couple of months responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Join this ZOOM Call to hear how other universities have been handling the crisis and share your own experiences and best practices.

Chairs: TBD

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