Pre-Conference Workshops

In addition to a great conference day schedule, a number of workshops and other events will be offered a day prior to this year’s NCAIE State Conference. Pre-conference happenings will take place on Thursday, March 9th at High Point University.

Thursday, March 9 Schedule and Workshop Descriptions:

12:00 – 5:00pm F-1 Beginner Workshop

This workshop is designed for those new to the field of immigration advising, campuses with a small number of international students, or as a refresher course. The workshop will cover the following topics: DSOs and their role at an institution, immigration documents and visa types, issuing I-20s, record keeping requirements, maintaining status, changing status, reinstatements, school transfers, and resources.

12:00 – 3:00pm F-1 Intermediate Workshop

This intermediate level workshop is designed for DSOs who understand the processes of F-1 student advising and are ready to tackle some of the more complex, or “gray,” situations. Participants will discuss a range of case studies on the topics of DSO responsibilities, travel, transfers, employment, change of status, and reinstatement.

12:00 – 3:00pm Principles of Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance

Increase your knowledge of non-resident alien tax compliance with this comprehensive overview.  All of the critical tax concepts are included as well as model practices on how to build a collaborative team across your campus to support student, scholar and institutional compliance.  Learn from experts in the field while you build your skills and networking base in this key advising area.  During this workshop, participants will learn to:

    • Interpret fundamental nonresident alien tax concepts and issues
    • Evaluate your role in working collaboratively in ensuring institutional NRA tax compliance
    • Administer programming to orient and advise international students and scholars on maintaining U.S. tax compliance
2:00 – 5:00pm J-1 Beginner Workshop

Designed for relatively new ROs and AROs, this session covers J-1 immigration documents, federal record keeping requirements, J categories, issuing DS 2019s, program validation and maintaining status, change of status, and academic training.

2:00 – 5:00pm Education Abroad Risk Management Workshop

This workshop will help attendees understand the importance of planning well for abroad trips and mitigate risks. We hope that through small group discussions of various case studies, attendees will be able to share Best Practices they already know, formulate others and understand how to put them into practice. The workshop will require the active participation of the attendees. Designed for entry-level Education Abroad professionals. 

3:00 – 5:00pm Education Abroad (Faculty-Led Programs)

Come join us for a workshop targeted not just toward designing but also sustaining faculty-led study abroad programs. Alexandra Hellenbrand and Beverly Moser are faculty and program administrators at Appalachian State University who have extensive experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in proposing, designing and implementing faculty-led study abroad programs for maximum impact and outreach. We will discuss interdisciplinary summer programs, cross-college endeavors, course-embedded spring break programs, language-based study abroad programs that work with partner institutions.

3:00 – 5:00pm Advanced Immigration Roundtable (no fee required)

Designed for experienced international student/scholar advisors, this meeting aims to share best practices among colleagues across the state. There will be facilitated discussions regarding issues of importance to the international student and scholar office. Feel free to bring items to the workshop and they will be discussed as time allows. Please also bring your business cards for networking!

5:30 – 8:00pm Brown Truck Brewery

NCAIE will be hosting a social on the evening of the pre-conference workshops at Brown Truck Brewery in High Point. The brewery will have food trucks and NCAIE will have a designated (heated) tent. Individuals are responsible for the cost of their meal.



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