Category: Career and Professional Development for International Educators

Foreign-Born International Educators: Breaking into the Field

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Table 11

How do foreign-born international educators (FBIE) get into the field of international education and develop their professional careers? This poster presentation will discuss the results of a recent study on FBIE.

Aya Nozoe

Director
Valkyr Consulting, LLC.
New York, NY

Aya Nozoe is an active NAFSA member, serving for more than ten years in leadership roles on NAFSA's Foreign Born International Educator SIG . Aya conducting the presentations and poster sessions at conferences in both the region and national levels, covering topics on cross-cultural programming and career issues in international education. Aya is one of original member of NAFSA's Foreign Born International Educator SIG since 2003, and currentry she is serving co-chair. She mentored international students on entering the field of international education.
Previously, Aya worked at one of the Immigration Law Firm in New York City as an Office Manager for seven years where she presents business immigration option after F-1 for international students, now she designs, implements, and manages corporate J-1 training and internship programs for Japanese students and corporate clients.

Rachawan Wongtrirat

Assistant Director, International Education Initiatives
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA

Rachawan Wongtrirat is the Assistant Director for International Initiatives in the Office of Intercultural Relations at Old Dominion University. She is the co-author of International Student Engagement: Strategies for Creating Inclusive, Connected, and Purposeful Campus Environments book and has served as the co-chair for Foreign Born International Educator, SIG. Prior to working at Old Dominion, Rachawan was an EducationUSA advisor and a Program Officer for the Advising and Education Services at the Institute of International Education (IIE) Southeast Asia office in Bangkok, Thailand.