AWISA meets 3 times per year- Fall, Winter, and Spring. Conferences are announced to members via email and after the conference you can check here for the resources presented at the meetings.

Winter 2021

February 26, 2021

See Agenda Here 

  • What to Expect from the Biden Administration

    • Presenter: Steve Springer, NAFSA​

  • Mental Health Impact & Support for International Students During COVID-19 

    • Presenter: Lillian Chen (Psy. D.), UW Bothell

  • ctcLink Round Table Discussion

    • Presenters: Lisa Lyman, Cascadia College; Csendi Hopp, Clark College; Jody Shulnak, Clark College; Julie Curley, Lower Columbia College; Marie Boisvert, Lower Columbia College

    • See presentation resource page here 

  • Resilience

    • Presenters: UW Resilience Lab facilitators: Megan Kennedy, Jean Sauvion, Jen Patterson, Kelsey Getz, Melissa Woldeit​

    • See presentation here 

  • Building Engagement on Zoom: Ice Breakers & Activities​

    • Presenters: Heather Jacobson, Pacific Lutheran University & Heather Mueller, Cascadia College​

    • See presentation here

    • Presentation handout flyer

  • SEVP Update

    • Presenter: Jon Dietzen, SEVP Field Representative​

    • See presentation here 

Fall 2020

November 6, 2020

See Agenda Here

  • Working Across Campus 

    • Presenters: NAFSA Academy Trainees Keavy Schriver, Adan De La Paz, Holly Neyer, Shelby Allread, and Kelly Davis

    • See presentation here

  • International Student Advising as Coaching Process

  • SEVP Update

  • ctcLink: Tips, Tricks, and Venting

    • Presenters: Csendi Hopp (Clark), Jody Shulnak (Clark), Julie Curley (Lower Columbia), Lisa Lyman (Cascadia), Marie Boisvert (Lower Columbia)​

    • See presentation here

  • The New Couchsurfing​

    • Presenter: Amanda Fletcher​

Spring 2020

May 1, 2020

See Agenda Here

  • Enhancing the Quality of the International Student Experience 

  • WOOP Your Life

  • Fulbright IEA Seminar - What is it? How can you apply?

Fall 2019

November 22, 2019
Pacific Lutheran University

See Agenda Here

  • Understanding Social Influencers: To recruit in a new, refreshing way

  • Language Partner Program: building a writing relationship

  • Mental health trends in college students

  • Pronouncing Chinese Names

  • SEVP Session

  • Demonstration of the Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Organ

Spring 2019

April 26, 2019
Edmonds Community College

See Agenda Here

  • Study Washington Presentation

  • Are You Talkin" To Me?

    • Presenters: Elizabeth Lyon, Edmonds Community College

    • See presentation here

  • Mental Health and International Students: Research, Perspectives, and Innovations

    • Presenters: Megan Weekley, Morneau Shepell & Laura Caferro, LewerMark Student Insurance

    • See presentation here

  • Discussion with SEVP

    • Presenter: Stephanie Garrard, SEVP Field Rep

    • See presentation here

  • Yes We Can! ... Switch Student Orientations to a Hybrid/Online Format

    • Presenters: Lisa Jacobson & Heather Mueller - Cascadia College

    • See presentation here

Winter 2019

January 25, 2019
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

See Agenda Here

  • International Café program

    • Presenter(s): Anna Miller and Nicki Kukar, Central Washington University

  • Study Washington Presentation

    • Presenter(s): Kyle Brown

  • Navigating the Unexpected: Emergency Management in an International Education Office

    • Presenter(s): Yushin Wung, Shoreline Community College

  • Engaging and Effective Orientations

    • Presenter(s): Renée Infelise, North Seattle College, and Melissa Randolf, Edmonds Community College

  • Enhancing cultural competence through game play

    • Presenter(s): Heather Jacobson, Pacific Lutheran University

  • Persistence Rates: Why is it important, how can we increase those in our students.

    • Presenter(s): Daniel L. Hammes, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

    • See presentation slides here.

Fall 2018

November 2, 2018
South Puget Sound Community College

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