In June, members of CSULB’s Center for International Education (CIE) headed back East for the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) 2015 Annual Conference and Expo in Boston, Massachusetts. Featuring international education professional from more than 100 countries, the event offered numerous opportunities to connect and explore new partnerships in international education.
“For me, NAFSA is always productive because I meet with our existing partners and potential new ones to discuss collaboration opportunities,” said Emiko Kawashima, CIE Director of International Recruitment. “It’s an intense week for everyone with meetings, sessions, and receptions, but a highlight was to see Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, and her speech, as well as finalize some of the partnership agreements with institutions and agents.”
The 2015 theme of New Horizons in International Education looked to explore how those involved in international education can meet the rapidly changing learning environments, budgetary realities, student and scholar mobility trends, and national interests. Eight CCPE employees attended, including Dr. Jeet Joshee, Associate Vice President for International Education and Dean of CCPE, and Terrence Graham, Associate Dean and Executive Director for International Programs.