International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


Healthcare and Health Insurance: An International Adviser's Tool Kit - (WS23)

Monday, May 28
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PCC, Room 113B

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

Most international student and scholar professionals recognize the importance of healthcare and insurance to both the academic achievement and overall well-being of their international students and exchange visitors. However, few educators feel fully confident in advising on these topics. Join this foundational workshop to identify and develop the tools needed to provide support to your international community.

Learning Objectives:

Brooke H.M Stokdyk

Assistant Director
Michigan State University Office for International Students & Scholars

Brooke H.M. Stokdyk is currently an Assistant Director at Michigan State University. She is the J-1 Responsible Officer and an F-1 Designated School Official. She presents various sessions and workshops in the field of international student and scholar services at the state, regional, and national levels. She holds an MS in student affairs administration and a BA in Germanic studies from Indiana University-Bloomington. Brooke has developed expertise in the areas of J-1/F-1 regulation and compliance, health insurance, and health care for international students and scholars. She co-authored the NAFSA KCISSS Practice Resource on health care and health insurance.


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Suzette Crandell

Student/Scholar Advisor
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Suzette Crandell is an international student/scholar advisor at The University of Michigan-Dearborn. She started her career at UM-Dearborn as a student assistant in the Office of Admissions & Orientation in 1993. She works in the Office of International Affairs, for the past 8 years; serving international students and scholars populations. In addition to advising F1/J1 students and scholars, she collaborates with Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions to support international students interested in pursuing a degree at UM-Dearborn. Suzette's favorite part of her job is witnessing student's growth and maturing from arrival here in the U.S. until graduation; where she sometimes gets to meet their families from their home country. Suzette also loves seeing scholars join campus and meeting their accompanying spouses and even celebrating their child’s births here in the U.S. Guiding her international students and scholars’ development in an effort to achieve their American educational goals and/or personal aspirations and dreams is her passion. Suzette believes she is very fortunate to able to witness her students/scholars achieve their milestones along the way. Outside of work, Suzette enjoys spending time with her family/friends, playing with her dog, and watching her eldest daughter’s softball games.


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