In this issue: NAFSA Regionals Sessions, Travel Video Contest Voting, Profile Updates, New Partners and More!

PARTNER Newsletter

It is October and that means the NAFSA regional conferences are here. By the time you are reading this, we will be on our way to the mid-October conferences. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

In this edition of our Partner Newsletter, you'll find out what regional conferences we are attending, learn more about our presentations on email communications plans and who we are partnering up with to present as well as where to find us in the exhibit areas. Our 13th annual Travel Video Contest is now closed to new submissions and we are now reviewing the entries. Lastly, we have some new partnerships to announce.

We hope to see you at one of the regional conferences! Happy Recruiting!
The Team

October Edition - Issue #24


NAFSA Regionals Sessions

By the time you receive this newsletter, Don, Bryanna and Rachel will be off to the first three of ten NAFSA regional conferences.

This year, we are presenting on communications plans and how to develop, make better and implement them for recruiting international students. See more details including when, where and who we will be presenting with.

In this session we will discuss ways to develop and implement a comprehensive email communication plan for lead nurturing. We will dive into identifying and setting goals, establishing an email series, and best practices to turn a lead into an applicant and beyond. You will hear from, a company that sends over 8M emails each year as well as other international educators who are in the trenches using email to recruit international students.

Presented by:

  • Bryanna:
    • Region II with Spencer Ellis at StudyColorado
    • Region IV with Shelby Imdieke (University of Mary) & Karmen P. Sorenson
    • Region VI with Megan C. Prettyman (University of Findlay)
  • Rachel Rollins:
  • Don Sears:
    • Region III with MaKailey Jonas, Incarnate Word University
    • Region VII with Kirsten Sheppard, Maryville College and Bolu Akinyemi, UNC Charlotte
    • Region VIII with Susan Kassab, Neumann University
    • Region XII with Alisa Lopez, Pepperdine University and Aubrey Roderick, Mira Costa College

We hope to see you on our NAFSA Regional Conference tour at our booth or in one of our sessions.

NAFSA Region Booth

If we didn’t see you at the NAFSA Annual Conference this year, the NAFSA Regional Conferences may be our last time to meet this year. We would love a chance to catch up and hear what’s new at your school and tell you a little about changes that we’ve made over here. If you haven’t yet, contact us to set up a meeting and we can break away over a cup of coffee or dinner. As always, we welcome you to meet us at the exhibit hall at the booth.

We've Updated Your Profile Page

Like we said, there are a lot of changes happening in our office as well as to your profile! If you haven’t looked, we’ve updated all the lead forms so they now take less space on your profile. The new design still has the lead form front and center, but is easier for students to read and navigate the rest of your profile. Take a look and tell us what you think!


Travel Video Voting Is Now Open

Our 2018 Travel Video Contest is closed for entries but the contest isn’t even close to being over. Voting on all eligible video entries opens this week allowing each contestant the chance to be our $1,000 Viewers’ Choice Winner and gain an automatic entry into the finalist round for a shot at the $4,000 grand prize!

Finalists and the Viewers’ Choice Winner will be announced the week of November 7th. Stay updated on our contest and see if any of your students entered!


Welcome Aboard

Located in Pennsylvania, Neumann University is looking to reach and attract more international students. With a new communications plan in hand, Neumann University will welcome the influx of leads that their profile on will generate.

We are happy to add another CUNY school to our list of partners! Last year, we presented with Staten Island how they recruit students through Facebook advertisement and we’re excited to be included in their marketing mix.


Upcoming Events

  • NAFSA Regionals
    • Region IV, October 15-18, Duluth, MN
    • Region XII, October 15-19, Reno, NV
    • Region V, October 17-19, Shaumburg, IL
    • Region XI, October 23-25, Portland, ME
    • Region II, October 24-25, Lincoln, NE
    • Region III, October 28-31, Little Rock, AR
    • Region X, October 29-31, Buffalo, NY
    • Region VI, November 4-6, Columbus, OH
    • Region VIII, November 6-9, Richmond, VA
    • Region VII, November 11-14, Memphis, TN
  • ICEF North America, December 10-12, Miami Beach, FL
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