International Student and Scholar Services

Workshops

WS10 - F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate

Sunday, May 29
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Room: CCC, 502

Member Fee: $398.00 | Non-member Fee: $502.00

Discuss the ‘gray’ areas of F-1 advising and explore the nuances of more complex issues regarding maintenance of status, travel and reentry, employment, practical training and the STEM extension, change of status, and reinstatement. Designed for experienced international student advisers. Following this workshop, participants receive a NAFSA Core Education Program Certificate of Completion.

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Noelle Willecke

International Student and Scholar Advisor
Columbia University International Students & Scholars Office
New York, NY

Noelle Willecke is an International Student Advisor at Columbia University. She works in an office that serves over 10,000 F-1 and J-1 current students and 3,000 students on OPT/STEM. She has been working in the field of international education for 8 years. Previously she worked as an International Student Advisor for The New School in New York City and as an ESL Teacher in Barcelona, Spain. She holds an M.A. in International Training and Education from American University in Washington, DC.

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Ximena Corley

International Student & Scholar Advisor
Columbia University International Students & Scholars Office
New York, NY

Ximena Corley is a Senior International Student Advisor at Columbia University. She works in a large office that serves over 10,000 F-1 and J-1 current student and 3,000 students on OPT/STEM. She has been working in the field of international education for 8 years. She previously worked at IIE and Rutgers University- New Brunswick. She has a MA in International Affairs from The New School.

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Darrin Eaton

International Student Advisor
Indiana University-Bloomington Office of International Services
Bloomington, IN

Darrin Eaton has been an International Student Advisor with Indiana University for over six years. He advises both F‐1 and J‐1 students on the Bloomington campus and regional campuses which serves over 6,000 international students combined. His love of international education began while serving with the Peace Corps in Ukraine. (2005-2006). After his service, he returned to Ball State University to receive his master's degrees in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education. Darrin has been a proud member of Trainer Corps and has participated as both trainer and lead trainer for NAFSA's Region VI.

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Bradley C. Huggins

Assistant Director of International Student Success
Bellevue College International Programs
Seattle, WA

Brad Huggins is the Assistant Director of International Student Success at Bellevue College, overseeing academic, F-1 visa and student life advising for over 1100 students. Brad has held many roles in both International Education and Student Affairs, including extensive international advising and as PDSO. Brad has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Language and Culture with TESOL certification and a Masters of Education in Student Affairs Administration. Besides his role as a trainer, he is currently the KCISSS Representative for NAFSA Region I.

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