Education Abroad (EA)

90-minute Conference Session

Demystifying Visas for Education Abroad: Strategies for Success

Wednesday, October 19
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Room: Newport

Join other education abroad (EA) professionals to learn about the key considerations for EA student visas, while comparing notes with colleagues and developing a strategy for your office. Discuss issues of student responsibility, institutional liability, working with parents, and communication with consulates.

Learning Objectives:

Rebecca James

Regional Director, East
CEA Study Abroad


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Sarah Keefe

Saint Anselm College

Sarah Keefe is currently the Director, Study Abroad at Saint Anselm College, a small, Benedictine, Catholic Liberal Arts college in Manchester NH. Prior to joining Saint Anselm College Sarah worked for CIS Abroad as the Institutional Relations Coordinator and managed work abroad programs for BUNAC USA. Sarah graduated from the duel degree Global Leadership Program at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and Northeastern University with a MA in International Business and a MS in Leadership.


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Lee J. Frankel

Academic Studies Abroad


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Lauren Newton

Education Abroad Services Coordinator
NAFSA Office Education Abroad Services

Lauren Newton is the coordinator for Education Abroad Services at NAFSA. She provides support to the Education Abroad Knowledge Community, the Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee, and to the EAS staff in development of EA products and services. Before joining the NAFSA staff in 2015, Lauren worked in the Study Abroad Office at the University of South Carolina for three years in multiple roles, ending her time there as a study abroad advisor. Lauren holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from the University of South Carolina. As an undergraduate she studied abroad in Taiwan, Spain and Cuba.


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