Fall 2021 EducationUSA Seminar

 

November 2, 2021

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Central Daylight Time

Registration for the Fall 2021 EducationUSA Seminar is now open!

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Registration will close October 28th. Information about accessing and utilizing Zoom for the conference will be sent out to all registrants at that time.

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Speakers will include representatives from regional colleges and universities, Education USA and REACs, US Commercial Service, and  US Consular Services. Explore opportunities and ideas for recruiting, supporting, integrating and retaining new international students on your campus. Learn how you can benefit from the experiences of peers in the region, access state consortia and federal resources! 

 Questions?

Please contact us at edusaseminar@umkc.edu

Fall 2021 EducationUSA Seminar Agenda

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Time (CDT) Session Name Presenters
10:00-10:30am  Pre-Seminar Session: Introduction to EducationUSA

Rebecca Pisano
Program Officer, Higher Education Engagement, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State

Robin Lathrop
Program Officer, Higher Education Engagement, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State

10:35-10:55am Welcome & Overview

Joy Stevenson
Senior Internationalization Officer, University of Missouri- Kansas City

Anthony Koliha
Director, Office of Global Educational Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

11:00-11:45am International Student Integration Strategies, Part I: Pre-arrival advising/support

Maria Mercedes Salmon
EducationUSA REAC for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean

Peter Baker
EducationUSA REAC for Northern and Western Europe

Fumi Matsumoto Cheever
Director of Global Engagement, Missouri Western State University

Mary Parsons
Associate Director of International Student Affairs, University of Missouri- Kansas City

 

12:00-12:45pm

Collaborating with Study State Consortia for International Recruitment 

Patrick Parnell
Chair, Study Missouri Consortium
and Director of International Services, Missouri State University

Pinki Thakker
International Trade Specialist - Kansas City, US Commercial Service

Kristi Wiggins
International Trade Specialist - St. Louis, US Commercial Service

12:45-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:15pm Regional Recruitment Updates

Maria Mercedes Salmon
EducationUSA REAC for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean

Peter Baker
EducationUSA REAC for Northern and Western Europe

2:30-3:15pm International Student Integration Strategies, Part II: On-campus advising/support

Megan Mankerian
Director of International Enrollment, Creighton University

Kim Steinmetz
Director, International and Immigrant Student Services,
Johnson County Community College

Dessa Crum
Coordinator, International and Immigrant Student Services,
Johnson County Community College

Jaya Daniel
Coordinator, International and Immigrant Student Services,
Johnson County Community College

3:30-4:15pm Consular Affairs Session: Student Visa Updates Rebecca Wall
Visa Policy Analyst, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State
4:20-4:30pm Closing

Anna Martz
Branch Chief, EducationUSA, U.S. Department of State

Mary Parsons
Associate Director of International Student Affairs, University of Missouri - Kansas City