Announcements

  • Advocacy Action from NAFSA

    FROM NAFSA:


    As we enter the dog days of summer and the August recess draws nearer, the Senate continues to negotiate a COVID-19 related economic stimulus package. For those of you who have already reached out to your Senators, thank you! For those who have not, there is still time to communicate your support for necessary funding and policy changes related 
    to restoring and sustaining the field of international education. 

    WHAT YOU CAN DO

    • Have one minute? Use our online form to generate a message to your lawmakers that carries our top-line requests for key policy changes and financial resources in the Senate stimulus package;
    • Have two minutes? If you haven't already, sign up to receive a sample message that outlines these requests to send directly to the immigration and education staffers in your lawmaker's office. Constituents in AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, KS, ME, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, RI, TN, TX, WA, WI, UT, and VT are particularly important given the committee assignments of one of their senators.

    Thank you so much for your continued advocacy for international education at this time. 

  • Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

    The past few weeks have taught us a lot about staying on top of current updates in our field.  If you haven't joined one or all of these EnglishUSA social media accounts, consider doing so!
    Facebook group
    LinkedIn 
    Twitter 
  • Have you thanked your elected officials yet?

    If you haven't done this yet, click on these three group letters that were sent out last week and be sure to thank your Member(s) of Congress if they signed.  A quick email is all you have to do!

    And make a note in your files that they signed this--we may have to refer to this later!!!


    Letter #1 link

    Letter #2  link

    Letter #3  link (this one mentions English language training!)

  • Government Connection: Changes and New Opportunities in Saudi Arabia Sponsored Programs

    Government Connection: Changes and New Opportunities in Saudi Arabia Sponsored Programs

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020 1:00:00 PM EDT - 2:30:00 PM EDT


    1:00 p.m. EDT

    Register Today

    Sponsored Government Scholarship programs tend to be in flux due to various global factors while institutions seek timely and accurate information to help develop and implement enrollment strategies to recruit and retain scholarship students. This Government Connection will provide updates on Saudi scholarships and upcoming opportunities in Saudi Arabia. Representatives from EducationUSA, Institute of International Education, Saginaw Valley State University, and Central Florida University will share insight into the current Saudi economy and how to manage expectations for Fall 2020 and beyond. 

    Learning objectives include:

    • Hear updates on Saudi scholarships and sponsored programs
      • Working with EdUSA to create new opportunities
      • Prioritizing which scholarships are relevant for your institution
    • Manage institutional expectations
      • Understand the current Saudi economy and landscape
      • Discuss 2021 and beyond 
    • Explore beyond scholarship programs to recruit Saudi students
    • Leveraging alumni connections in Saudi Arabia
    • Establish relationships and meeting sponsors' needs through campus stakeholder collaborations
  • Revisiting Staff Morale: July 14th Meet Up

    Revisiting Staff Morale

     

    July 14, 2020

    6:00 pm (ET)

     

    Back in late March, we had an informal Coffee Hour on Staff Morale and came up with some good ideas to help each other and our colleagues cope with the COVID-19 impact (check out Google Doc ). It was suggested then and again last week that we revisit that topic.

     

    Come join your EnglishUSA colleagues for an informal, topic-based check-in on staff morale. We'll likely break up into smaller groups and come back together to "drop some knowledge."

     

  • NAFSA Town Hall: SEVP Fall 2020 Guidance

    Town Hall: SEVP Fall 2020 Guidance

    July 16, 2020

    2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. EDT

     

    This town hall event will feature a discussion of SEVP's recent guidance and the anticipated rule on COVID-19 and Fall 2020.  We will provide an update on related litigation and NAFSA's liaison and advocacy efforts, including steps you can take.  We will review some key aspects of the guidance to consider as you plan for Fall 2020, and two Directors of ISSS offices will share their ideas and issues as they grapple with implementing the guidance.

    Since the event is focused on a complex and rapidly developing topic, please expect a discussion of issues and approaches rather than pat answers and simple templates.  In keeping with the town hall format, we also encourage you join this virtual event to share your concerns about the guidance and its impact which will help shape priorities for NAFSA liaison and advocacy work.

    Registration for the live event is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. The recording and transcript will be made publicly available 48 hours after the live event.

    https://www.nafsa.org/about/about-international-education/town-hall-sevp-fall-2020-guidance

  • Expanding EnglishUSA Membership Engagement

    EnglishUSA is excited to kick off its 2020-21 membership year by expanding its membership categories.

     

    EnglishUSA membership is now open to pathway programs in the U.S.A.-programs that combine English language and academic preparation with credit-bearing university classes. In addition, we are launching a new category of engagement, Friends of EnglishUSA, to support individuals, independent consultants, freelancers, and independent contractors in the English language program industry.  Current member programs include university, college, and community-college governed programs as well as private independent single and multi-site programs. 

     

    "These changes will expand outreach and support for all types of English language programs and individuals working in the field," said Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director of EnglishUSA. "We hope to continue raising awareness of the importance of the English language program industry for attracting international students to United States, and we want to expand networking opportunities, especially given the difficult market conditions we are experiencing."

     

    IEP and pathway program memberships run from July 1 to June 30, 2021.  Individuals can apply to be Friends of EnglishUSA at any time throughout the year for a 1-year membership. EnglishUSA is offering a 50% discount (through 10/1/2020) on new eligible Friends of EnglishUSA.

  • May 27th Virtual Networking Meet-Up



    The EnglishUSA Annual Networking Reception was scheduled for May 27th in St. Louis during the NAFSA Annual Conference.  This is always a popular event among our members, giving us a chance to catch up with each other. 

    The date has been circled on my calendar for over a year....let's do it virtually! 

     
    Join colleagues from all over the country for an informal meetup and check in.  Pop in and say 'hi' for just a few minutes if that's all you have.

    Quick registration link here.   

    If we have a full house, we'll break up into groups and move around a bit.


  • Study Travel Magazine Offer for Members!

    StudyTravel Magazine is offering English USA members the exclusive opportunity to showcase your school for a reduced rate.

     

    The English USA collaborative ad will run in the August/September edition alongside the annual Market Analysis report of the US Language Market.  

     

    Other features and benefits of the Aug/Sep edition:

    • Distribution at ST Alphe UK our flagship agent event – online and/or in print!
    • ST Star Awards 2020 Nominees announced!
    • Additional promotional emails and content showcasing your brand as an advertiser.
    • Articles on Language exams, Online Courses and market trends in multiple locations.

     

    It costs £340 (approx. $445 USD) to take part in the Aug/Sep edition EnglishUSA ad and there is space for your high-res logo, location, contact details, slogan and 25 words of text.

     

    If you want to check if you are already signed up, or find out more information about how you can join in with the members already advertising – just drop Bonnie an email. Book by 19th June!

     

    Kind regards,

    Bonnie Lancaster

    bonnie@studytravel.network

    +44 (0)20 3817 6154

     

  • Bonard Daily Market Monitor

    Have you signed up for  Bonard's Market Monitor yet?  Compilation of news updates from around the world re: international educaton.
  • Updates from ICE: Guidance on COVID-19 FAQs

    SEVP continues to receive COVID-19-related stakeholder questions about SEVP-certified schools and nonimmigrant students. Download this PDF to read answers to Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19. This list is regularly updated – please note the timestamp of the most recent document update.
  • Call for EAIE Submissions

    How resilient is internationalisation and the people and institutions it touches? The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is only the latest in a series of stress tests for international education in recent years. In this issue of Forum, we will seek to highlight the many faces of resilience in internationalisation at the personal, programmatic and institutional levels, but also the many ways in which the field of internationalisation itself may need to show resilience in these uncertain times. For inspiration, read our recent blog post for more about the kinds of submissions we're hoping to receive.

    Will you add your voice to the conversation? Submit your 800–1200 word article to publications@eaie.org by 15 June. Click below for more information on this issue’s theme and submission guidelines.

  • Call for TESOL 2021 Reviewers!

    DEADLINE

    Applications must be submitted electronically using by 22 May 2020 at 5 pm U.S. eastern time. Click on the "apply to be reviewer" link on the My Proposals page. You will be notified via email in early June if you have been selected to review proposals for TESOL 2021.

  • Virtual Coffee Break: Coping with Our Own Burnout

    Virtual Coffee Break: Coping with Our Own Burnout

    Description: Come meet author Rebecca Pope-Ruark of "Beating Pandemic Burnout" (April 28, 2020 Inside Higher Education), for a Friday afternoon informal and interactive discussion on how we are dealing (or not) with our own personal and professional burnout. Consider reading the article in advance and come meet the author who shares insights on how "focusing on purpose, compassion, connection and balance in times of uncertainty can help you cope with challenges." We'll break out into smaller groups to reflect on her advice along with other strategies our EnglishUSA members offer.

    Date: May 15, 2020 3:00-4:00 ET

    CLICK HERE to Register and click here for the article

     

    Rebecca Pope-Ruark is a faculty teaching and learning specialist at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is author of Agile Faculty: Practical Strategies for Managing Research, Service, and Teaching and co-editor of the forthcoming collection Redesigning Liberal Education: Innovative Design for a Twenty-First-Century Undergraduate Education. She is currently working on a book about faculty burnout for Johns Hopkins University Press.

  • Save the Date! Coffee Break with Inside Higher Ed Contributor

    Save the Date! EnglishUSA is hosting a coffee break conversation and discussion with Rebecca Pope-Ruark, author of "Beating Pandemic Burnout" published in Inside Higher Ed last week!

    May 15, 2020 3:00 ET
    Register here


  • Updated SEVP Guidance (COVID-19)

  • EnglishUSA launches new online community

  • Invitation to an IELTS Indicator webinar

    IELTS will be hosting webinars for education organisations to learn more about IELTS Indicator including how to register your organisation to verify IELTS Indicator results. 
  • EnglishUSA Engage: Introduction & Assistance

    Come learn more about the new EnglishUSA Engage online community and get real-time virtual help setting up your account.

    May 7, 2020, 4:00 ET

    Sign up here!
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    testing public annoucements
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    papers are due next month. don't forget to submit here

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