Navigating Major Shifts In International Student Mobility, Demographics, & Decision-Making

Gain actionable insights to enhance your effectiveness in working with international students.

This workshop will help you support, recruit, advocate for, and retain international students on your campus. Listen to insights on recent trends, best practices, and approaches related to international student mobility & decision-making. Seasoned faculty will deliver a series of interactive modules, following the college planning journey & enrollment channel, respectively. Leave empowered to be a stronger advocate for, and recruiter of, international students.

Program Directors:

  • Clay Hensley
  • Joan Liu


NACAC Members $650
Associate Members $850
Non-Members $850


Wednesday, September 20, 2023

7:00 – 8:00 am ET

Registration / Check-in, Coffee

8:00 – 8:45 am ET

Welcome: Introductions, Context, Stage-Setting

Joan Liu and Clay Hensley

8:45 – 9:45 am ET

Big Ideas in International College Connections: Opening Panel

Lukman Arsalan, Jon Burdick, Becky Konowicz, Anne Richardson, Malissa Takacs, and John Wilkerson

9:45 – 10:00 am ET


10:00 – 11:00 am ET

Meeting International Students Where They Are: Developing Culturally-Strategic Outreach Plans

Case studies with John Wilkerson

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

China, India, and Elsewhere: Projecting How International Student Mobility Will Evolve

Demonstration with Becky Konowicz

12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

Post-SAT World: Understanding & Comparing Diverse Academic Records in Context

Table Group Activity / Mock Admissions Exercise with Jon Burdick

2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

You are Welcome Here: How to Yield, Support, and Retain International Students on Your Campus

Roundtable discussion with Jessica Sandberg

3:00 – 3:15 pm ET


3:15 – 3:45 pm ET

What I See From My Side of the Desk: Creating Empathy & Synergies between Counseling & Admissions Counterparts

Clay Hensley, Lukman Arsalan, Jon Burdick, Becky Konowicz, Joan Liu, Anne Richardson, Malissa Takacs, John Wilkerson

4:15 – 5:15 pm ET

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once: Open Discussion & Transformative Insights from Day One

Joan Liu & Clay Hensley

Thursday, September 21, 2023

7:30 – 8:00 am ET


8:00 – 9:15 am ET

Born Out of the Pandemic: Innovations Emerging out of the Great Resignation & the Biden Bounce

Roundtable Discussion with Becky Konowicz, Joe Morrison, Lukman Arsalan

9:30 – 10:00 am ET

Reflections, Wrap-Up, and Close

Joan Liu & Clay Hensley