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ERIC Number: EJ803156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun-6
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Red Tape Is a Top Concern for International Educators
McMurtrie, Beth; Fischer, Karin
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n39 pA25 Jun 2008
What does it take to run an international-education office? A detailed understanding of obtuse federal regulations, the ability to recruit foreign students on a shoestring budget, and a talent for creating study-abroad programs that are both academically rigorous and highly popular. That was the message in dozens of sessions last week at the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators. The meeting, which drew more than 9,300 people to Washington, illustrated the increasing complexity of the field for international educators. The discussions ranged from the pragmatic to the lofty. One session on the finer points of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System, more commonly known as Sevis, drew hundreds of attendees eager to hear government officials explain new and existing regulations for how international students are registered and tracked in the United States. Other workshops focused on how colleges can and should develop study-abroad programs that create "global citizens," draw nontraditional students, and are less damaging to the environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States; Washington