Envisage International’s 2013 NAFSA Regional Conference Tour

nafsa-300x156We are preparing to hit the road for our 2013 NAFSA Regional conference tour. Our game plan this year was to attend those conferences where we had session proposals approved. As you can see, we will be attending each and every region, presenting on topics relevant to our three business units, Leads, Loans and Insurance. The topics and dates for each presentation are below. We hope to see you in one of the regions across the US!

Financial Aid

Title: Shaking the Money Tree: Making the Most of Financial Resources for International Students

Description: Financing an international education can be extremely difficult for all but the most well-off students. What can a school do to help guide international students along a path of financial stability throughout their education? This session will look at a variety of steps for schools to help their international students manage their financial life throughout their education timeline, from the initial interaction with the student through pre-arrival, post-arrival and throughout their time in the US.

NAFSA Region II – Bozeman, Montana – October 24th @ 3:45 –Room TBD
Presenters: Jennifer Frankel (Envisage International), Caitlin Kelley (Kansas State University) & Amanda Enriquez (Northwest College)

NAFSA Region III – Rogers, Arkansas – October 24thth @ 10:45 in Salon C
Presenters: Annemarie Estrada (Envisage International) & Natalie Rigby (Louisiana State University)

NAFSA Region IV – Rapid City, South Dakota – November 6th @ 1:45 in Salon C
Presenters: Apinant Hoontrakul (Envisage International), Kevin McMahan (Northwestern College) & Mililani Hayselden (Park University)

NAFSA Region V & VI – Indianapolis, Indiana – November 5th @ 8:15 in the Marriott 3 Room
Presenters: Jennifer Frankel, Carrie Circosta (Kent State University), Dawn Nasser (Danville Area Community College) & Jonnathan De La Fuente (University of Michigan-Flint )

NAFSA Region VIII – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – November 15th @10:45 – Room TBD
Presenters: Jenny Frankel, Keisha Che’re Jimmerson (Seton Hill University) & Rebecca Lee (Point Park University)

NAFSA Region X – Atlantic City, New Jersey – October 30th 10:30 in the Directors room
Presenters: Jennifer Frankel & Ruth Kamona (CUNY)

NAFSA Region XII
– San Diego, California – November 7th @ 3:30pm in the Pacific Salon5
Presenters: Keith Clausen (Envisage International) & Raeann Nunez (Gateway Community College)

International Student Insurance:
Title: Keeping Students Healthy in the US

Description: This session introduces attendees to the US healthcare system from an international student point of view. Many students come from countries with national healthcare or otherwise from a very different system. In the US, a visit to the emergency room can easily cost ten times what a visit to a clinic would cost – but many students would have no way to know this. We will discuss ways to help orient students to US life, including what to do in an emergency, how to seek medical treatment and how to stay healthy. The session concludes with an interactive forum.

NAFSA Region I – Spokane, Washington – October 17th @ 2:00 in Parkside I&II
Presenters: Apinant Hoontrakul (International Student International), Sage Mwiinga (The College of Idaho), Cynthia Cox (Oregon State) & Ismail Warsame (Oregon State)

NAFSA Region II – Bozeman, Montana – October 24th @10:45 – Room TBD
Presenters: Jennifer Frankel (International Student International), Barb Seekins (University of Montana) & Jan Willems (Doanne College)

NAFSA Region III – Rogers, Arkansas – October 23rd @ 2:15 in Salon A
Presenters: Victoria Troupe (International Student International) & Jane Clarke (Edge Hill University)

NAFSA Region IV – Rapid City, South Dakota – November 7th @ 1:00 in Salon A
Presenters: Apinant Hoontrakul (International Student International), Stacy Schmidt (Northern State University) &
Jeanna Cata (Iowa Western Community College)

NAFSA Region VII – Raleigh, NC – October 29th @ 3:30 – Room TBD
Presenters: Annemarie Estrada (International Student International), Meghan Lang (University of South Florida) & Kelly Hill (University of South Florida)

NAFSA Region VIII – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – November 14th at 3:45 – Room TBD
Presenters: Jenny Frankel (International Student International) & Jennifer Marks-Gold (Swarthmore College)

NAFSA Region XII – San Diego, California – Nov 7 @ 11:30am – Room TBD
Presenters: Bryanna Lindblom (International Student International) & Leticia Alvarez (Reedley College)

Digital Marketing and Advertising
Title: Beyond the school web site – create a comprehensive web presence to reach international students

Description: A school’s website is very important and serves many different audiences and purposes. However, for a truly effective ability to be found and connect with international students, you need to go beyond your school’s website and develop a comprehensive and strategic web presence through search, social media, and other third party sites. An effective web presence will give your school access to millions of students who are online looking for the right school – and if you follow the right steps, it is not hard to do.

NAFSA Region I – Spokane, Washington – October 18th @10:45 in Suite C
Presenters: Don Sears (Envisage International) & Wendy Ames (University of Oregon)

NAFSA Region IV – Rapid City, SD – November 6th @ 1:45 in Salon C
Presenters: Don Sears & Song Hoffman (South Dakota State University)

NAFSA Region VII – Raleigh, NC – October 29th @ 3:30 – Room TBD
Presenters: Don Sears & Lokesh Shivakumaraiah (StudyMississippi & Mississippi State University)

NAFSA Region XI – Stowe, VT – October 23rd @ 2:00 – Room TBD
Presenters – Don Sears & Sarah Heminger (Springfield College)

If you would like to set up an appointment to meet with us at one of the NAFSA regional conferences or want a copy of our presentation, email or tweet us at @EnvisageIntl and we will be happy to either get on your calendar or share the presentation with you. Are you attending NAFSA regionals this year?

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One Response to Envisage International’s 2013 NAFSA Regional Conference Tour

  1. International Tours Operators says:

    Hi, It’s a valuable information for every student. Thanks for sharing.

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