Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Two Last Minute International Education Professional Development Activities Today Should Your Location and Schedule Allow

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1. Live NAFSA Collegial Conversation - Optimizing Your Use of Social Media [in International Education].  Julie Schwietert Collazo from the Matador Network and Jeramy Johnson from API (Academic Programs International) will lead this exciting live discussion on effective and efficient uses of social media in international education.

The discussion will focus on the uses of Twitter and Facebook, today's most popular social media tools. Join the conversation here and ask your questions about how best to use social media within the ever-changing field of international education.

Date: Wednesday February 9, 2011
Time: 2:00PM EST


Wednesday, 9 February 2011, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Room 1512, SIPA, 420 West 118th St, New York, NY 10027


- What is a Treasury Department “general license” for academic programs in Cuba, and what institutions will qualify for one?

 -  How is a U.S. academic program arranged in Cuba.

- The requirement that courses must be given for “academic credit”, what does it mean?

- The permitted roles in U.S. academic programs in Cuba of adjunct faculty and students from other colleges and universities.

- Permitted expenditures in Cuba by U.S. universities and colleges.

- Record-keeping and other compliance issues arising from the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

-  “People-to-people” travel. What does it mean and what organizations are qualified to sponsor and organize such travel?

- How will an organization apply for a people-to-people license and what supporting certifications and documentation will be useful? And what itineraries are likely to be acceptable under the new rules.

- Per diem limits on expenditures per traveler, and what can and cannot be purchased in Cuba to bring back into the U.S.

- Securing Cuban approvals for proposed educational programs and obtaining necessary visas.

- Booking accommodations in Cuba and making other on-the-ground arrangements there, the role of licensed U.S. Travel Service Providers (TSPs).
More information about this conference available US Cuba People to People Partnership blog here.

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