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NAFSA 2011 Annual Conference Session Recordings Now Available! 
Weren’t able to make it to every NAFSA Conference session?  Were you or your colleagues not able to make it to Vancouver?  Whatever your reason, we’re happy to offer recorded sessions from the 2011 Annual Conference. Don’t miss out on this great content including complimentary sessions provided by NAFSA Global Partners!  Check out different recording options below and listen to inspiring and informative conference sessions in your car, on your computer or on your iPod or other MP3 player.


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Collapse Global Partner Session (British Council): Student Decision Making: A Unique Insight into What Really Matters
British Council - The British Council's student decision making study offers a unique insight into the decisionmaking process international students go through before choosing to study outside their home country. Having collected over 120,000 responses over the past four years, the British Council is able to analyze the most important influences and influencers on students decisions, how these differ from country to country, and also over time given the changing global economic environment.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (David Ware): Deemed Export Controls on Your Campus: Process and Procedures
David Ware - Presenters address the U.S. export control regime as it relates to nonimmigrants in higher education, both with regard to the petitioning process and issuance of the nonimmigrant visa. Examine best practices on campuses for complying with the new Form I-129 attestation and responding to consular questions.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (ELS): Effective International Recruiting Strategies for Tight Budgets
ELS - An experienced panel presents proven and cost-effective strategies to recruit international students to North America. Presenters share valuable NGO resources, and explain how to develop international student pathways such as foundation programs, bridge programs, conditional admission, and articulation agreements to accommodate a wider student spectrum. 
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (ETS): All English Language Proficiency Tests Are Not the Same
ETS - Did you ever wonder how to select the best English language assessment? Join us to discuss what features are important in deciding which English language proficiency test will assist you in selecting the best international students for your institution.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (ETS): TOEFL® Research Results: Helping You Admit Qualified Students
ETS - ETS understands your need to identify and admit qualified students to your programs. As a research and measurement organization, ETS takes its obligation to ensure that its tests are based upon extensive research very seriously. Come hear about the research behind the TOEFL iBT® test and how it reflects your needs.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (ETS): What Can TOEFL® Do for Me?
ETS - The TOEFL® program has introduced some exciting new developments that can help you recruit the most qualified applicants. Learn how the TOEFL® program can connect you with qualified applicants from 180 countries by using our new "Advanced Search Utility" and other resources.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (Hobsons): Bringing the World to Your Campus: Integrating Virtual Student Fairs into Your Recruitment Strategies
Hobsons - Learn how to effectively integrate Virtual Student Fairs into your international recruitment strategy, involving a variety of campus resources, and providing international students with an up-close and personal look at your institution.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (ICEF): Apply Best Practices with Agents to Increase International Enrollments
ICEF - Agent counselors now play a crucial role in international student recruitment. Partnering with quality agent counselors is a highly effective way of increasing the quantity, quality, and diversity of your international enrollments. Learn how to select, appoint, train, support, and compensate your agents to get the best recruitment results.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (IDP): What Do Students Value in Recruitment Agents?
IDP - Recruiting through agents is a hot topic right now, but what do students want from recruitment agents? Hear cutting-edge customer value analysis research on what value students seek from agents and how this affects brand positioning. Then discuss the implications, whether or not a school plans to use an agent.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (IELTS): Putting People First: IELTS Quality, Fairness, and Service
IELTS - An international panel of IELTS partners discusses how IELTS puts people first while achieving high standards of English language test quality, fairness, and customer service. The discussion outlines fundamentals and current IELTS best practices in research, validity, and reliability studies, and shows authentic examples from the IELTS system.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (International SOS): Creating a Travel Oversight Committee: Providing Risk Guidelines for Your Institution
International SOS - Hear from study abroad and risk management presenters who have successfully implemented an effective campuswide travel oversight committee and travel registry. This session provides guidelines for creating your own campus travel oversight committee.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (QS):  Outbound from Downunder: The Emerging Strategic Priority for International learning Mobility in Australia
QS - Learn about the emerging trend in Australia of curricular and extracurricular programs supporting improved international learning mobility experiences. This presentation traces the development of programs at Australian universities designed to enhance the mobility experience.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (Student Success):  University League tables: Formation, Development and Looking Ahead
Student Success - The publication of the 2010 QS World University Rankings® last year created headlines. With new rankings emerging that have their own methodologies and assessments, there is more debate than ever before. This session looks more closely at the rankings and demonstrates new developments to the data collection processes.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (Sunapsis):  Paperless Interactions in the Modern International Office
Sunapsis - Do your clients need to visit the office to turn in forms? The paperless office is more than just document storage. Truly paperless offices encompass all of your client interactions.  Learn how the SUNAPSIS platform has enabled institutions to become models of efficiency in providing paperless interactions for the entire life cycle of their clients.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Global Partner Session (Zinch): Jumpstarting Your Recruitment in China: A Beginner
Zinch - Many U.S. schools spend a small fortune trying to recruit students in China, or find themselves in uncomfortable relationships with agents. Others are intimidated by the expense and complexity, and therefore miss out on an attractive pool of applicants. Learn how to make the most of your limited budget by understanding the context, decision making process, and best methods to connect with Chinese applicants.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Seminar: Academic and Scholarly Relations with Cuba
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse Writing an Effective NAFSA Conference Proposal
The annual conference provides a mix of useful and thought-provoking sessions, workshops, and poster fairs. Creating and writing an excellent conference proposal and effectively navigating the online proposal process are the keys to having your proposal accepted. Hear from proposal reviewers about how to make your NAFSA conference proposal stand out.
Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 31, 2011
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: Complete Package
This package includes all sessions recorded from the 2010 Annual Conference -- over 150 sessions!






Formats Available: MP3 Audio CD, Streaming, MP3 Audio CD + Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: Education Abroad Track
Target Audience

  • Program development staff
  • College/university-based education abroad advisers
  • Directors of education abroad offices
  • Overseas recruiting faculty and staff
  • Faculty running education abroad programs
  • Recruiters for outbound students
  • Education abroad providers
  • Education abroad advisers in secondary schools

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: International Education Leadership Track
Target Audience

International professionals engaged in: 
  • Visioning 
  • Coordinating and building commitment for internationalization 
  • Including senior campus leaders 
  • Senior international officers
  • Directors of international education
  • And others in similar positions

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: International Student and Scholar Services Track
Target Audience

  • College/university-based international student advisers 
  • International student advisers in secondary schools 
  • Campus and community programming staff 
  • International scholar advisers 
  • Human resource professionals 
  • Immigration practitioners 
  • And front-line office staff

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: Recruitment Admissions and Preparation Track
Target Audience

  • English-language teaching administrators
  • Overseas educational advisers
  • Recruiters for inbound students
  • Admissions staff
  • Credential evaluators
  • Sponsoring programming agencies; registrars
  • And international enrollment managers

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: Shared Interest Track
Target Audience

  • Anyone attending the conference who works in international education or has an interest in the field
  • Individuals whose interest span more than one of the above areas

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse 2010 Annual Conference: Teaching Learning and Scholarship Track
Target Audience

  • Faculty involved in intercultural/international education scholarship
  • Professionals interested in applying theory and research to practice 
  • Graduate students/post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Intercultural trainers
  • And cross-cultural counselors

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: May 30, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Apply Best Practices with Agents to Increase International Enrollments
Agent counselors now play a crucial role in international student recruitment. Partnering with quality agent counselors is a highly effective way to increase the quantity, quality, and diversity of your international enrollments. Learn how to select, appoint, train, support, and compensate your agents to get the best recruitment results.

This video was provided free of charge by ICEF, a NAFSA Global Partner. The Powerpoint accompanying the video is synced to change in time with the speakers comments.  Enjoy!


Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: June 02, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse International Student Recruitment in China, Turkey, and Vietnam: The Fastest Emerging Markets
China, Turkey, and Vietnam are three of the fastest-growing markets for U.S. higher education. A panel of experts who have successfully recruited students in these countries will provide case studies, best practices, and resources to help you make the most of these rewarding new markets.

This video was provided free of charge by ELS, a NAFSA Global Partner. The Powerpoint accompanying the video is synced to change in time with the speakers comments.  Enjoy!

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: June 03, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Setting Score Requirements for PTE Academic
Learn how you can use the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) to enhance your international admissions process. Review the English language skills and subskills measured by PTE Academic, receive a brief overview of how the exam is scored, and find out how your institution can use scoring information from the PTE Academic to establish your English language proficiency requirements.

This video was provided free of charge by Pearson, a NAFSA Global Partner. The Powerpoint accompanying the video is synced to change in time with the speakers comments.  Enjoy!

Formats Available: Streaming
Original Session Date: June 03, 2010
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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