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