International Education KC Guide for the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference

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International Education Knowledge Community

February 19, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018 Location
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

International Symposium 

Liberty Ballroom A Sheraton Philadelphia

Sunday, March 4, 2018 Location

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

International Symposium 

Liberty Ballroom A Sheraton Philadelphia

Monday, March 4th, 2018 Location
11:15 AM - 12:05 PM

Black, Female, Student Affairs Educator Circling the Globe: UAE, Afghanistan, Dominica, Singapore

125 - Convention Center

1:15 PM - 2:05 PM
Understanding the Role of Orientation Staff in International Student Orientation 121 C - Convention Center

*Please note that this guide only includes major IEKC events, sponsored sessions, and other NASPA highlights. You can find our list of all international education sessions by visiting this document.  Information may be updated and changed as the conference approaches with additional events or conference sessions. Most international education sessions are not listed here because there are many more during the conference so check them all out in the overall conference guide

Highlighted Events 

International Symposium Interest Meeting 

Monday, March 5th, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Freedom Ballroom E, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

International Education KC Social 

Monday, March 5th, 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Franklin 2 - Marriott Downtown

NASPA President's Reception for International Attendees

Monday, March 5th, 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Philadelphia Ballroom South - Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

NASPA Communities Fair

Monday, March 5, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Freedom Ballroom, Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown

Regional Business Meetings

Monday, March 5, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.

Regional Receptions

Monday, March 5, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.

NASPA Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, March 6 

Best Practices Awards

Please find our 2018 Best Practice Award Winners listed below. More detailed information can be found on our previous blog post.

International Programming


Programs sponsored by student affairs professionals and/or organizations that develop global perspectives and multicultural competence in college students through campus-based initiatives, projects, and conglomerates.


Recipient: Global Monarch Club: Connect Globally Engage Locally

Institution: Old Dominion University

Study Abroad Programming


Programs sponsored by student affairs professionals and/or organizations that promote and facilitate mutual understanding, and student/staff participation via institutional-sponsored travel and/or host family initiatives and international service projects.

Recipient:  First Year Seminars Abroad

Institution: Michigan State University

Student Affairs Professional Global Partnership


Programs that encourage international engagement, cooperation, and collaboration with and between student affairs professionals in two or more countries.

Recipient: Resident Assistant Exchange Program

Institution: University of Hawai'i at Manoa and Federation University

Honorable Mention


Programs that do not fit in any of the award categories, yet the selection committee believes that such programs deserve public recognition and could be translated to similar work among other institutions.


Recipient: Student Internship Program

Institution: American University of Kuwait and Dartmouth College

We look forward to connecting with you at #NASPA18 and #INTLSYMP18. Follow us on Twitter @NASPA_IEKC and Facebook. Visit the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference site for more information. 

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