The STEM Extension—Update Concerning the Washtech Decision

September 3, 2015

The STEM Extension—Update Concerning the Washtech Decision (an update from the podcast posted on May 22, 2015 concerning STEM OPT Extension).

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The OPT STEM Extension—Should We Expect Extinction or Expansion?

May 22, 2015

President Obama has called for an expansion of the OPT STEM extension, and DHS is at work on new regulations to accomplish the President’s goals. But a lawsuit challenging the legality of the OPT STEM extension could result in its demise. This podcast provides more detail about these two factors and describes NAFSA’s engagement with DHS concerning the OPT STEM extension.

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Government Connection: NAFSA’s Agency-Focused Online Events

May 22, 2015

This podcast explains NAFSA’s series of interactive online events featuring government agency officials and addressing topics of interest to international student and scholar advisors. It describes the format used, explains the purpose of the events, and details your role and how you may participate.

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Open Meeting with SEVP Director Lou Farrell at the NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference

May 13, 2015

Do you have suggestions or feedback for SEVP? If so, there’s an opportunity to share them with SEVP Director Lou Farrell and senior SEVP staff at the upcoming NAFSA annual conference. We’ve arranged an open meeting, “Trends and Issues: A Discussion with SEVP Director Lou Farrell,” that will take place on Wednesday May 27 from 1:15 to 2:15. It’s a chance for you to let SEVP management know how SEVP’s regulations, policies, and procedures are affecting you, your students, and your institution. This short podcast explains how the meeting will be structured and how you can prepare so that you’ll be most effective.

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Whatever Happened to SEVIS II?

May 5, 2015

A NAFSA perspective on how plans for developing a shiny new "SEVIS II" have changed over time into a plan for continuous development of SEVIS.

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