Advancing international understanding
in the Fulbright tradition
Advancing international understanding in the Fulbright tradition
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International Educators

Monthly Meetings

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

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 2020 - 2021 membership meetings as Zoom conference calls. Call-in instructions will be sent to membership via email prior to each meeting. 

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, Helen Leonard, NYU, and Regina Degnan, Columbia. 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 2020-21

September 8, 2020

Beginning the Academic Year During the Ongoing Pandemic: Current Challenges and Silver Linings

Chairs: Laura Arthur, Director, ISSO, Drew University & Gale Lynch, Senior Director for Global Engagement & ISS, The New School

October 13, 2020

One To World Annual Meeting

This meeting brings together our membership, supporters, Board of Directors and staff to share out organization updates from the previous year and announce board election results. This year's keynote speaker, Miriam Feldblum, will begin the meeting reflecting on the future of international student education in the U.S., and explore the stakes for higher education, and the ways that colleges and universities can advocate for international students and inclusive immigration policies.

Keynote Speaker: Miriam Feldblum, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

November 10, 2020

Mental Health and Emotional Wellness for International Students

At this meeting, we will be hearing from Justin A. Chen, MD, MPH who is the Founder and Executive Director of MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He will be offering insight to help our member institutions promote the emotional health and psychological resilience of our international student population.

December 8, 2020

World Education Services (WES) Research Report

At this meeting, WES Research Manager, Bryce Loo will present research to members based on surveys of prospective international students and higher education professionals from June and August 2020 about the impact of Covid-19.

Chair: Bryce, K. Loo, Research Manager, WES

January 12, 2021

Two Hour Extended Immigration Roundtable: Regulation vs. Reality

Immigration rules and regulations are constantly evolving especially during this uncertain time. This session will provide an extended time to discuss the issues with our knowledgeable advisors! There will also be a short break for a special presentation from LifeClass.

February 9, 2021

Contacts & Conversations: A Chance to Network Amongst Peers

It's been almost a year since we've held our membership meetings in-person, and our virtual meetings have so far not offered much opportunity for networking. We hope to remedy this at February's meeting, where much of the second hour will consist of breaking participants out into small breakout rooms to chat with one another about the challenges your institution has faced during the pandemic, thoughts on how the new administration will impact higher education, or any other topic of interest. There will also be a special presentation from Sprintax an organization that helps international students file their taxes.

March 9, 2021

Hot Topics with SEVP Field Representatives

Officers from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will join the meeting to answer pressing member questions about their roles and other relevant updates.

Chairs: NY/NJ SEVP Field Representatives, Sophia Ng, Krista Gard, and Alexandra Chow

April 13, 2021

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 from Open Doors 2020, reflecting Fall 2019. An IIE officer will discuss the unique characteristics of international students in our area before the start of COVID 19. Learn how our population differs in interesting ways from the national norms. 
Speaker: Natalya Andrejko, Research Officer

Other Topics to come for Spring 2021

  • Filing Taxes for International Students Presentation by Sprintax
  • NAFSA Annual Conference Debrief
  • Four international educators from higher education attending a workshop of cultural competence
  • Two higher ed professionals enjoying an  intercultural competence workshop
  • Sox higher education professionals enjoying the Fulbright Awards Dinner Gala and Fundraiser
  • International Education Day at the United Nations
  • Three educators and international education supporters at the Fulbright Awards Dinenr
  • Three Fulbright international students drinking wine at the Fulbright Awards Dinner