NAFSA 2024 ISEP Coordinator Workshop & Lunch

Tuesday, May 28 | 11:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hampton Inn & Suites New Orleans Convention Center
Riverside Room

Join ISEP University Relations Managers (URMs) and coordinators from around the world for an afternoon of engaging discussions centered around the theme of “ISEP Olympics.” We’ll draw inspiration from the upcoming Olympic Games to enhance our international education practices. Here’s what inbound and outbound coordinators can expect from this year’s workshop:

Lessons from the Olympic Village

  • Explore cross-cultural communication and expectation management.

  • Reflect on cultural communication styles and their impact.

  • Collaborate with global ISEP Coordinators on case studies.

  • Strategize how to implement learnings into personal/institutional contexts.

Who is Your “Olympic Team?”

  • Define compassion fatigue and its effects on international educators.

  • Discuss support structures within your office.

  • Brainstorm sustainable, supportive practices for self, teams, and students.

RSVP for the Coordinator Workshop by Friday, May 17

ISEP Community Reception at NAFSA

Tuesday, May 28 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar

Please join us for a celebratory evening with colleagues and friends at Sidecar Patio & Oyster Bar!

RSVP for the Reception by Friday, May 17

Meet With Us at NAFSA

If you are attending NAFSA and would like to set up a time to meet, please use the Calendly links below. We look forward to connecting with you in New Orleans!

    Meet with your ISEP Member Relations contact:
    • For Members in Canada, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa, schedule a meeting with Alexandra Kahn-Johnston.

    • For Members in Europe, schedule a meeting with Alexandra Kahn-Johnston and Marina Casals Sala.

    • For Members in the United Kingdom, please email Kristen Aguto directly at to schedule a meeting with her and Marina Casals Sala.

    • For Members in Asia and Oceania, schedule a meeting with Wendy Martinec and Nicole Meanor.

    • For Members in the U.S. Midwest & Northeast, schedule a meeting with Katie Wiggins-Gawlik.

    • For Members in the U.S. Southeast, schedule a meeting with Graeson Dwyer.

    • For all Affiliates, Members in the U.S. West, or any institution in the United States wishing to connect with ISEP, schedule a meeting with Zach Tobin.

    • For Members interested in connecting with the Director of Alumni Engagement and Student Success, please schedule a meeting with Michael Alijewicz.

    Meet ISEP Leadership:
    • To meet with Kristen Aguto, Vice President for Member Relations, please email Kristen directly at

    • To meet with John Lucas, Ph.D., President and CEO of ISEP, please email Ana Clevenger at

Conference Presentations by ISEP Staff

Session: Inclusive Comprehensive Internationalization: From Theory to Practice
Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM

ISEP Presenter:
Marina Casals Sala | Director of Member Relations for Europe and the United Kingdom

Comprehensive internationalization and diversity and inclusion efforts are often separate within higher education institutions. How can international educators foster inclusive internationalization? This session explores strategies and best practices from Europe and the United States for wider adoption.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Learn and reflect on what Inclusive Comprehensive Internationalization means and some approaches that are used to achieve it

    • Analyze the challenges and lessons learned from both European and US examples

    • Apply an inclusive comprehensive internationalization approach to participants’ unique institutional context

Session: Education Abroad Visas: Critical Updates for Study Abroad Advisers
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 1:00 - 1:50 PM

ISEP Presenter:
Katie Wiggins-Gawlik | Assistant Director of Member Relations – US Exchanges

This session provides study abroad advisers with updates on student visa procedures for France, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and other countries. NAFSA Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) Subcommittee members lead discussions for each of the country groups.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Understand and apply up-to-date study abroad visa regulations and processes.

    • Establish appropriate guidelines at your institution and address questions related to study abroad visa advising.

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the education abroad visa resources available to advisers and students.

Session: Education Abroad Visas Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, May 30, 2024 | 2:00 - 2:30 PM

ISEP Presenter:
Katie Wiggins-Gawlik | Assistant Director of Member Relations – US Exchanges

Katie and co-presenter Jason Sanderson will lead a round-table discussion and Q&A during the coffee break following the Education Abroad Visas session to dive deeper into attendees’ visa questions.

We greatly appreciate the following institutions and organizations who are generously sponsoring the ISEP Community events during the 2024 NAFSA Annual Conference!