- Workshop level: Intermediate to Advanced
- PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is confirmed to run!
- Early Bird pricing ends Monday, November 26th.
Morning session (9:30-12:30): F-1 Advising Tricks of the Trade in the High Stakes Environment
How do you handle difficult advising scenarios where there are no clear cut answers? This is presently more difficult given the uncertain environment for international students. How do you adjust your business practices to help your students maintain valid status? We will review maintaining status, employment dos and don'ts, outreach and how to handle RFEs and Denials in the high stakes world of advising. Come to this workshop to learn how to handle advanced problems and bring your toughest scenarios and we will point you toward the right path to help you and your students.
Presenter: Helen Leonard, Assistant Director of the Office of Global Services Brooklyn at New York University and Chair-elect of NAFSA's Region X.
Afternoon session (1:30-4:30): Tackling Unlawful Presence and New USCIS Policies in Today's High Stakes Environment
With new restrictions and unforgiving adjudications at USCIS, it is more important than ever to understand potential pitfalls for F-1 students as they plan for their future. This workshop with cover such topics as Unlawful Presence, Notice to Appear, Request for Evidence/Notice of Intent to Deny, as well as the recent changes to USCIS policies.
Presenter: Lucy G. Cheung, Partner, Goldstein and Cheung LLP and past Chair of NAFSA's Region X
With the recent changes to long-standing USCIS policies and change in the immigration climate, this workshop is a must!
Location: The Watson Hotel, NYC
June, President, brings more than 30 years of experience to IETS with a specialty in federal regulations pertaining to F-1 students and compliance issues for higher education. She specializes in simplifying complex immigration regulations, policies and procedures for practical application in academic settings. In 1988, while serving as Assistant Dean/Director of International Student and Scholar Services at St. John's University, June identified the need for resources and training for administrators in her position. She founded IETS in 1990 to fill this need for international educators and to improve the delivery of services in the profession. June holds a Master of Arts degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher and Adult Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Phone: (718) 445-9744