19 May 2008

VCUQatar Participates in NAFSA

VCUQatar representatives Dr Charles Bleick Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Moamer Qazafi Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Valerie Jerimenjenko Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Shefa Ali Marketing Writer are participating in NAFSA 2008. NAFSA is hosting its 60th Annual Conference & Expo in Washington, D.C. from May 25 – 30, 2008.

This year's conference has attracted more than 8,000 international education professionals from more than 100 countries to advance the causes of education abroad, international student and scholar advising, campus internationalization.

Topics discussed at the conference range from campus internationalization, administration and design of programs in education abroad, outcomes of international education and exchange, the education trends and systems of countries around the world, regional developments such as the Bologna process, institutional linkages, U.S. immigration policy and practice, cross-cultural and technical skills to enrich our work.

“VCUQatar is proud part of Education City and we are so excited about sharing the Education City vision and accomplishments with the international audience attending the NAFSA conference.” said Dr Charles Bleick Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

NAFSA originally was the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers back in 1948, helping mostly European students study in the US after World War II. Gradually our membership grew to include people who advised American students studying overseas, administrators of international programs, teachers of English as a second language, administrators of intensive English programs, overseas educational advisers, community volunteers, and administrators of sponsored exchange programs.

“By participating in the 60th Annual NAFSA conference VCUQatar and Qatar Foundation will have an enormous exposure to the area of international educators.” added Valerie Jeremijenko.

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