Conference

VIE hosts 2 conferences each year, one during the fall semester and one during the spring semester.

The Fall 2021 conference will be held virtually from December 6-10.  From Monday through Friday (December 6-10), sessions in Education Abroad, International Student & Scholar Services, and General Interest categories will be presented at 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.

Conference Registration

Fall 2021 virtual conference will not have a registration fee.  

Schedule: 

Monday – December 6, 2021

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Employment-Based Immigration Advising Updates – Kristen Repyneck Dennis, Goldblum Pollins & Dennis
  • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM – Clarifying Financial Aid for Study Abroad: A VCU Case Study and Roundtable Discussion – Amy Miller, Stephanie Tignor & Evan Udowitch , Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM – Proverbs for Newbies: How to Thrive as a New Professional of Color in International Education – Keyana Pugh & Lauren Hill, Virginia Tech

Tuesday – December 7, 2021

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Open Discussion on Education Abroad – Sarah Moran, University of Mary Washington
  • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM – Why International Students’ Sense of Belonging is Important and How to Promote It– Hunter Swanson, Washington and Lee University
  • 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM – Empowering Teachers by Building Successful Online Learning Environments – Sherry Mazin, Dr. Christine Palumbo & Sandy Nguyen, iTEP International Test of English Proficiency

Wednesday – December 8, 2021

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Increasing J-1 Exchange Student Engagement with Social & Cultural Programming – Jaelen White & Maureen Deisinger, Virginia Tech
  • 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM – So you have your data…how do you show it? – Kim Cossey, Old Dominion University

Thursday – December 9, 2021

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Reexamining the Complexity of Change of Status to F-1 – Alice Laubach, Old Dominion University
  • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM – Engaging Families in International Education: A Necessary Precondition for Successful Outcomes? – Todd Lee Goen, Christopher Newport University
  • 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM – Open Forum for International Student Services – Danielle Davis, Radford University

Friday – December 10, 2021

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Designing Cross-Cultural Training – Newzaira Khan & Kim Cossey, Old Dominion University
  • 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM – Hot Topics in ISSS – Crystal Malik, McCandlish Holton

Information for Providers

If you are a provider and would like to host an informational drop-in Zoom session, please e-mail Ebony Majeed or Mark Rush.