In honor of the Annual Nafsa Conference going on this week, we are thrilled to introduce a new Intead blogger to our community.
Emily Henry is an American living in The Netherlands. Originally from Missouri and earning her Bachelor’s at University of Missouri-Columbia (Go Mizzou!), Emily has just completed her Master’s in International Non-Governmental Organizations at Webster University located in Leiden, Netherlands.
As the Intead team navigates #Nafsa2015 and offers our 3 recruitment-focused presentations, we like to keep Emily and our other Intead staff who hail from international education backgrounds front and center.
This year’s conference has a record 10,700 attendees!
The learning and networking that go on during this amazing week, the conversations we are having, are almost entirely about the business of academic offerings.
- How do we make the operational elements work better?
- How do we let students know the value of our programs?
- With whom do we partner to deliver a better student experience?
And there lies the key: the student experience. Let’s stay focused on that as we talk about the business of education.
As a fundraiser at Child and Youth Finance International, Emily has worked with educational institutions across the globe. As an international student with a serious case of wanderlust, Emily has also studied in Chile and Rwanda.
Emily’s story as an international student has some interesting pointers for those in the field. Read on and please extend a hearty welcome to our newest addition to the Intead team.
~ Ben Waxman