International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


U.S. Visa and Entry Process for Students and Scholars - (WS36)

Tuesday, May 29
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: PCC, Room 115C

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00 | Student Pricing: $99.00

Improve the guidance you provide to prospective and current students and scholars who must navigate complex nonimmigrant visa and port-of-entry processes to be admitted to the United States as an F-1 student, J-1 exchange visitor, or H-1B worker. Case studies prepare you to help your advisees understand the processes involved and potential hurdles, including establishing residence abroad and nonimmigrant intent, overcoming bars and ineligibilities, and avoiding documentary insufficiencies.

Learning Objectives:

Salvatore Longarino

Director, OIS
Fordham University
Bronx, NY

Sal Longarino is the director of the Office for International Services at Fordham University. After retiring from NYU, in 2000, he began his career at Fordham where he served 300 international students. Today, his staff has grown to five professionals serving over 3000 students. His previous roles include chair of the Study New York Consortium; NAFSA's National Chair, Knowledge Community ISSS. He has received awards including NAFSA's Advocate of the Year in 2010. He is a member of Training Corps and recently was one of the three authors creating the new version for the J1 Beginners curriculum.


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Linda Gentile


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David Strashnoy

Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP
Los Angeles, CA

David Strashnoy is an immigration attorney with Stone Grzegorek Gonzalez LLP and a former Consular Officer. David spent nearly 10 years serving with the U.S. Department of State in Latin America, Europe, Russia, and Washington, D.C. As a former Consular Officer, he has been able to successfully resolve difficult consular processing cases for his clients. He has broad immigration expertise developed through years of experience managing overseas consular operations and adjudicating all classes of non-immigrant and immigrant visas, as well as representing clients in a wide variety of visa categories.


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Shao Chen Pan-Carr

International Student Advisor
Fordham University
New York, NY

Shao Chen Pan-Carr, she also goes by Johanna, DSO and International Student Advisor at Fordham University's Office for International Services, 5 years in international student advising. Lead Trainer for F1 Beginners workshop at 2017 NAFSA LA Conference and Lead Trainer for F1 Intermediate workshop at the 2017 NAFSA Region X Conference in Princeton, NJ. Johanna served as Region X NY Downstate Representative in 2015 and 2016. She is also the recipient of the 2016 NAFSA Rising Star Young Leader Award.


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