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International Educators

Meeting Calendar

One To World Monthly Membership Meetings 2016-17

Please join us for another year of exciting themes and programs. The first hour is a discussion of immigration-related issues; the second hour is devoted to other topics of importance to international educators and to promote best practices in the field. Meetings are typically the second Tuesday of each month, except for the October 17th Annual Meeting.


Mercy College Manhattan Campus

66 West 35th Street, Room 704

New York, NY 10001

Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

September 13, 2016

Scholarships and Grants for International Students 

International students are increasingly diverse in terms of country of origin and economic background. Thus, the need for scholarships and grants to support their studies is increasingly relevant. Our colleague from IIE will discuss resources for scholarships and grants for international students and educators. 

Speaker: Christopher Medalis, Ph.D.
              Adviser for Institutional Relations, IIE
Chair: Jeffrey Grundy, International Educator 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Annual Meeting: 10:00 - 11:45 a.m. 

Guest Speaker: A Conversation with Commissioner Penny Abeywardena,   
               New York City Commissioner for International Affairs  
Facilitator: David B. Austell, Associate Provost and Director 
               International Students and Scholars Office, Columbia University

Special Location: Pope Auditorium, Leon Lowenstein Center

Fordham University, Lincoln Center- 113 W. 60th Street (corner of Columbus Avenue & 60th Street)

Immigration Roundtable: 12:00 noon -1:00 p.m.

November 8, 2016

NAFSA Regional Conference Debrief

Did you miss the NAFSA Regional Conference? Don't miss the highlights! Come participate in a discussion about important information shared at this year's conference and hear an overview of sessions presented from fellow One To World members.

Chairs: Kate Levy, LIM College; Diana Sierra, Barnard College, Columbia 

December 13, 2016

Hot Topics with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers

Officers from the Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection join us to answer your most pressing questions about their role. 

Speaker: Dan Rothman, CBP Officer

Chairs: Helen Leonard, NYU, and Gwyneth Smith, Columbia University; NAFSA Region X RegBuds

January 10, 2017

Two Hour Extended Immigration Roundtable: Regulations v. Reality 

Immigration rules and regulations are constantly evolving. This session will provide an extended time to discuss the issues with our knowledgeable advisors!

Chairs: June Sadowski-Devarez, IETS; Goldstein and Cheung LLP; 

February 14, 2017

A Taxing Issue: Tax Issues for International Students 

International students and scholars are required to file U.S. tax returns. What are the current rules and regulations? What information is important for you to pass on to the students? 

Speaker: Enda Kelleher, Vice President, Sprintax


IIE Open Doors Report: A New York Metro Area Special Analysis

Don't miss this special analysis of international student and scholar trends in the New York Metropolitan Area. Christine Farrugia of IIE, principal author of the annual Open Doors report, will discuss the unique characteristics of international students in our area. Our population differs in interesting ways from the national norms. 

Speaker: Christine Farrugia, Senior Research Officer, IIE
               Julie Baer, Research Officer, IIE
Chairs: Erika Rohrbach, FIT; Tom Sirinides, NYU  

April 11, 2017

One To World Town Hall

As we look to the future, we would like to receive your input about the future of One To World. What services are the most valuable to you? How can we respond to the great growth of internaional student and scholars in the New York Metropolitan Area. How do we achieve sustainable growth as we prepare for the future?

Campus Collaboration on International Student Career Success 

How can we assist international students who are interested in internships and job opportunities in the U.S.? What do we need to be aware of in terms of regulations? What is the view of employers towards international students? How can we effectively partner with Career Services offices?

Speakers: Di Hu, Co-Founder & Principal Coach, interEDGE.org; Erika Rohrbach, FIT; 

               Lauren Moy, Hofstra University

May 9, 2017

WES Report: Improving the International Student Experience: Implications for Recruitment and Support  

Come hear the latest research from WES about international student recruitment and support. Concrete suggestions will be provided that you can implement on your campus. 

Speakers: Megha Roy, WES Research Associate; Ian Wright, Director of Partnerships 

Chair: Marissa Munn, One To World

June 13, 2017

NAFSA National Conference Debrief

If you were not able to go to Los Angeles, let us bring Los Angeles to you! Come hear highlights of interesting sessions and directly from our colleagues who presented sessions. Did you have an "aha" moment at the conference?


We thank Mercy College for providing space for our monthly meetings.