International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


F-1 Advising: Secondary Students - (WS38)

Thursday, May 31
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Marriott, Room 403

Member Fee: $299.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00

This workshop contains specific content that secondary school designated school officials (DSOs) need to best assist F-1 students. Learn the rules that affect your F-1 students and your role in serving them. Gain key compliance information for the DSO’s role, learn how to respond to common requests of F-1 secondary school students, and receive up-to-date written materials for future reference.

Learning Objectives:

Karl Bryan

Counselor, PDSO
Craig High School

Karl Bryan is a school counselor and PDSO at Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. He advises participants in the Janesville International Education Program, helping students acclimate to the U.S. high school environment and navigate the college admissions process. Bryan received his bachelor's degree in Russian and master's degree in school counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, he taught and counseled students in Russia, United Arab Emirates, and China. Karl wrote the NAFSA publication, U.S. High Schools: A Cultural Guide for International Students


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Joshua D. Clark

Director of External Relations
Hawaii Preparatory Academy

Joshua Clark is the Director of External Relations at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy, a coeducational boarding and day high school located on the Island of Hawai'i. He has worked at boarding schools for the past 17 years, including schools in Arizona, Maine, and now Hawai'i. He has extensive experience with international recruiting and is the PDSO for HPA. He has served on the National Association of Independent Schools Global Advisory Board for the 2016-2017 academic year, and was inducted into the NAFSA Secondary School Trainer Corps at the NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference in Los Angeles.


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