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Tri-Regional Conference - Call for Proposals!


Session proposals are currently being accepted! Submit your proposal here.

Turn that great initiative at your institution into a presentation that could help international students all across Region IV! Have a great conversation at NAFSA? Turn it into a presentation or a panel discussion for all to learn. The deadlinet to submit a proposal is coming up fast. Don't wait!





June 19: Very Motivated Presenter deadline ($75 discount on conference registration)
July 10: Deadline for session proposals
August 1: Conference registration opens
October 1: Early bird conference registration ends

Additional conference information is available on the NAFSA website.

Join NAFSA IV: Open Positions!

Region IV is seeking talented and motivated individuals to serve in a variety of capacities within the region. For those who have been wanting to get more involved with NAFSA, these positions are a great way to get more involved with NAFSA, meet international educators from across the region, and... And you get to have fun doing it! The Interest Forms are now open for the Region IV leadership team positions that will be coming open in January of 2018.  Region IV NAFSAns are encouraged to check out the position descriptions  and a link to the interest form here.  

Apply for Region IV Academy Coach

Don't miss the June 15, 2017 deadline to be the NAFSA Region IV's next Academy Coach!

Academy coaches do so much to prepare up-and-coming international educators, including:

  • Guide trainees in developing a personal learning plan
  • Guide trainees to refine and achieve learning goals
  • Foster connections among cohort
  • Facilitate conference calls and other meetings
  • Respond to questions and direct them to resources or colleagues
  • And so much more!

Concerned about the time commitment? Don't be! On average, only 12 hours per month is needed to successfully complete any ongoing work.

Read more about the position here and apply today! Apply here.

Updates from Around Region IV


Iowa International Education Conference, Thank you and Save The Date for 2018!
Thank you to the 115+ professionals, students  and exhibitors who attended the 5th Annual Iowa International Education Conference at Kirkwood Community College on April 26. The conference was another great success. 

Save the Date:  Next year’s conference already has a date and location! The 6th Annual Conference will be on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa.  Check future newsletters and the NAFSA Region IV website for more details about the conference this fall.  If you have any questions about the Iowa State Rep position opening for 2018, the future conferences or anything else NAFSA related please reach out to Ken Nesbett, ken.nesbett@kirkwood.edu.


Missouri International Educators Meeting (MIEM): Continuing Our Global Connections
June 19-June 20,
Hosted by Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Please join other international educators from around the state and region to learn, network, and share best practices. All Missouri international educators (and our friends from Illinois) are encouraged to attend and to submit session proposals.  This year we will offer a pre-conference workshop on Monday, June 19th – F-1 Intermediate Advising.

Register here!
Cost:   $50 (online) or $60 (onsite) and includes registration materials, reception, coffee breaks, breakfast and lunch.  

Pre-Conference Workshops:  
F-1 Intermediate Advising: ($210) online only – no onsite registration


The beginning of June means the end of another great NAFSA Annual Conference! See a few highlights from Region IV:

Education Abroad Representative: Drew Dumas

Institution: University of Missouri

How long have you been involved with NAFSA?: About two years

How did you become interested in international education?: My study abroad advisor in university was John Wilkerson. When I was on exchange in New Zealand, I decided I didn't want to be a journalist and wanted to do what he did instead. He was kind enough to mentor me as I started out.

What are some of your goals with your new position?: Be more involved, bring information from other regions into this one, put experts in touch with our members through virtual workshops at different times during the year, stay informed of the newest developments in Education Abroad.

What is something on your bucket list?: I'd love to run with the bulls in Pamplona. 


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