International Education Conference

Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Bolles School
Upper School San Jose Campus
7400 San Jose Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32217


Sessions that that might be of special interest to certain groups are identified with the following:

SA – Study Abroad
International Admissions
International Student Advising

Saturday, March 4, 2017

8:30 – 10 a.m.

1. Best Practices and Areas of Risk for Students,Faculty and Researchers Traveling Abroad (SA)

How do we keep students and faculty safe while traveling abroad? What regions are students traveling to the most? Hear about cases in the news and how to mitigate these risks by preparing and having a traveler security plan in place.

2. The Top F-1 SEVIS Compliance Pitfalls at K-12 Schools (ADM, ISA)
iets – International Education Training Services

K-12 schools often struggle to keep current with F-1 SEVIS compliance matters. This live-from-New York webinar is designed for the school professional who wants to know what areas should be of primary concern as the school seeks to fulfill its federal F-1 SEVIS responsibilities.

10:10 – 11:10 a.m.

1. How Does Our Work Fit in the College Admission Process? (SA, ADM, ISA)
Hege Ferguson – Director of Admissions, FSU
Brandy M. Fransen, Senior Associate Director of International Admission
Mary Karen Vellines – International Admissions Officer , Union College
Dee Voss, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Nova Southeastern University

A discussion with representatives from four colleges What impact, if any, does SA have on a college application? What do colleges look for in international students? Hear from the people who make the admission decision.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

1. Preparing for SA: Travel Medicine (SA)
Tiny Travel

Prasanthi Reddy, MD, FAAP is a board certified pediatrician who has provided travel medicine services to her own patients and their families since 2000. After the request of many families and with a growing interest in the field of travel medicine, she opened Tiny Travels in 2013.

2. Q&A with a SEVP Field Rep
Roman Peacock

A familiar face to many of you, Roman Peacock is the SEVP Field Representative for Territory 41 in Florida. Mr. Peacock will answer questions and fill us in on pertinent updates.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch – Idea Swap Shop: Orientation Programs – What works for you in SA and in ISA?

1:15 – 2 p.m.

Best Practices for International Students on Campus
Kate Learch (Associate Director, UNF International Business Flagship Program) and Ruth Lopez (Director, UNF International Center)

A presentation and Q and A on “Best Practices for International Students on Campus”. Learn about how UNF orients international students upon arrival, and what their programs are like for domestic/international student relationship building throughout the school year.

2:10 – 2:55 p.m.

What’s in a Name? Pronouncing Names from Around the World

Join the group as we learn to pronounce names from around the world. We welcome your help!

2:55 – 3:45 p.m.

1. Homestay and Resident Program Options (ISA, ADM)

Mike Boswell and Cyndi Trapnell, The Bolles School

Bolles Resident Directors Mike Boswell and Cyndi Trapnell will give insight ways to make happy resident students—and happy resident parents! (and yes! even when hunkered down for a hurricane!

Regina Edwards will discuss options for international students and homestay experiences.

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