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NAFSA and Bloomfield College

Alicia Cook

Next week the New Jersey/Downstate New York State Conference on International Education will be held at Bloomfield College.

On Wednesday, June 15, the College will hold a training workshop. Two seasoned trainers from Columbia and NYU will lead a team of five instructors and offer advising training sessions for professionals in the field.

The main conference kicks off on Thursday, June 16. 60-80 professionals from international programs in higher education from New Jersey and downstate New York are expected to attend for both networking and professional development.

Sessions are as follows:

Title of Session


Building Your Intensive English Program: In-House or outsource?


International Student Career Success: What Works? What doesn't work?


Navigating & Troubleshooting the 24-Mo. STEM OPT Extension


DIY IZN: Creative Implementation Strategies


Leaning In? Leaning Out? The Hokey Pokey of Women’s Leadership: The Prequel


One Size Does Not Fit All: Third Culture Kids and International Services


To Fee or not to Fee? Revisiting F1 Student Fee


Good Institutional Practices for Career Services and Support


NAFSA National Conference Recap


Government Q & A*


*The government official from the Student Exchange Visitor Information System will be present to conduct Q&A on immigration matters related to international students and scholars.

“This is the first time that Bloomfield College will host this conference,” said Angela Yang, Director of International Programs and Services at the College. “The conference supports the international education initiative at minority-serving institutions. As Bloomfield falls into the category of History Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), I applied and received the Diversity Impact Program to receive support in building our programs. I think it is a great opportunity to promote Bloomfield College and further expand our international initiatives.”

As of the 2015-16 year, Bloomfield College has 61 matriculated international students from 18 countries. Among them, 31 students from Korea are enrolled in the College’s education program as a result of partnership with Korean Ministry of Education.

This conference is sponsored by the national organization NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Region X. With more than 10,000 members worldwide, NAFSA is the leading organization committed to international education and exchange.

For the day’s schedule and more information on NAFSA, click here