Registration is Now Closed for the 2018 AIE Annual State Meeting

Come join your international education colleagues from across the state for a full day of learning, sharing information, and networking at the 2018 Annual Arizona International Educators (AIE) State Meeting on March 2, hosted by NAU!

Northern Arizona University, International Pavilion, S. San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86011
For a listing of hotels and restaurants in the area:
Flagstaff Flyer for State Meeting 2018

Our Theme:
Rooted Locally, Growing Globally. We’ll honor worthy retirees, and hear about their experiences as professional educators, as well as their work in mentoring young professionals in the field of international education. We will also be hearing about several innovative endeavors in the state to help us grow globally.

AIE is all about networking! This year knowing some may come to Flagstaff Thursday evening before the State Meeting on Friday, we have made arrangements for a networking reception Thursday, March 1, 2018; from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Charley’s Pub located inside the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona. So be sure to bring your business cards. Space for the networking reception is limited, so sign up when you register!

Registration fee
The registration fee covers the cost of parking, food and beverages.

How to pay the registration fee:
Online registration is $55. Please pay by credit card or debit card. This is the preferred way to register for the state meeting and pay the registration fee.

Onsite registration will be $55 plus a $5 administrative fee and may be paid in person with cash (exact amount) or cashier’s check, money order or business check. DEADLINE TO REGISTER ONLINE is 10:00 AM on Monday, February 26, 2018 (If registering online and paying by check, please mail the check to: Arizona International Educators, P.O. Box 5951, Peoria, AZ 85385).

Reduced-Rate Student Fee: Students who are currently enrolled full-time in academic programs at your institution qualify for the reduced-rate student fee. Online registration for students is $25 (onsite registration for students will be $25 plus a $5 administrative fee). Note: This reduced fee is not intended for those who are pursuing academic programs (i.e, master’s degrees, doctoral programs, certificate programs, etc.) at other institutions while they are working full-time at their places of employment.

Once you complete the online registration process you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with further details.

Below is the agenda for the AIE State Meeting. For the breakout session descriptions, please click here: Session descriptions 2018 Updated.

General Agenda for AIE State Meeting:

8:30 – 9:00 Check-in/light Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 Introductions and Announcements

9:15 – 9:45 Welcome

9:45 – 10:45 Panel– “Rooted Locally, Growing Globally”

10:45 – 11:00 Refresher coffee break

11:10 – 11:40 Updates

11:50 – 12:40 Breakout Session I
a. Hiring the Right Stuff
b. Growing Your Career in International Education: Tips for Younger Professionals
c. How to Share Our Diverse Worlds with Diverse Populations
d. Chinese Student Career Aspirations: Stories Behind the “Sea Turtle” Trend

12:40 – 1:20 Lunch

1:30 – 2:20 Breakout Session II
a. Totally Trips: Making the Most of Community Outings with International Students
b. Managing International Student and Scholar Crisis and Death Cases
c. Planning/Choosing an International Service Learning Program
d. Round-Table Discussion for Study Arizona

2:30 – 3:20 Breakout Session III
a. Arizona Advocates: On Campus and Beyond
b. Diversity in Africa: A Multitude of Secondary Credentials
c. International Student Club Advising and Leadership Development
d. Improving the Study Abroad Experience: A Start to Finish Look

3:30–4:00 Wrap-Up (refreshments, door prizes, raffle, AIE state meeting 2019)

Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical – January 25-28, 2018

Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical

The Sixth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

January 25-28, 2018 in Tucson, Arizona (and accessible online)

Keynote Presentation

Robert O’Dowd (University of León)

Moving from Intercultural Contact to Intercultural Learning in Virtual Exchange


Plenary Presentations

Alvino Fantini (SIT Graduate Institute)

Exploring Intercultural Communicative Competence: Concepts, Components and Assessment

(A Multinational Perspective)

Chin-Sook Pak (Ball State University)

Stories and Relationships that Awaken Us: Service/Community-Based Learning for Intercultural Competence


With pre- and post-conference professional development workshops on various aspects of Intercultural Competence and mobility—on assessment, development, film and video, global literature for children and adolescents, telecollaboration projects, and more. Participants can register for the conference and/or individual workshops. Workshops have capped enrollment, so it is best to register early.

Workshops on Thursday January 25:

Designing Telecollaborative Projects to Foster Interculturality

Sabine Levet (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Stephen L. Tschudi (University of Hawai’i at Mānoa)


Taking the First Steps towards Intercultural Competence: Virtual Mobility and Decentering Strategies

Elisabeth Arevalo-Guerrero and Maria Martha Manni (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)


Intercultural Competence Development through Video and Film

Peter Ecke (University of Arizona)


Assessing Intercultural Competence: Using Formative Data to Impact Summatice Outcomes

Chris Cartwright (Intercultural Communication Institute)


Film (Clips) in the Language Curriculum: Towards a Development of the “Multilingual Subject”

Mark Kaiser (University of California, Berkeley)

Workshops on Sunday January 28

Building Capacity for Intercultural Training of Adults

Sumayya Granger, Nicholas Ferdinandt and Veronika Williams (University of Arizona)


Reading Globally: Critical Issues in Global Literature for Children and Adolescents

Kathy G. Short (University of Arizona)


Learning from Each Other: Guidelines and How-to’s For Telecollaboration Projects

Audra Travelbee (Northern Arizona University) and María de la Paz Adelia Peña Clavel (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

See the ICC Conference website ( for more information about the conference presentations in general, the workshops specifically, and for registration details.


Registration prices increase in January; workshops close when filled.

Contact CERCLL with questions: 626-8071.

This conference is organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), co-organized by the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) Program, and co-sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Office of Global Initiatives,College of HumanitiesCollege of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), and Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona (CIUA); and by the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University, the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota, the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin, and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
The University of Arizona


Phone: (520) 626-8071

ICC website:

Scholarships for High School Students to Study Abroad While in High School – U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs


Experience a new world and expand your horizons – Study abroad in High School. The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs offers scholarships to high school students (ages 15-18) to study abroad for one academic year. International exchange programs give you the opportunity to establish long-lasting ties with people around the globe, promote mutual understanding, learn a new language, and develop global leadership skills. Previous language study is not required. For more information please click here:

Application: Opens September 5, 2017 – Closes December 11, 2017
Scholarships Available: 250
Learn German
Visit to learn more.

Application: Opens September 5, 2017 – Closes December 5, 2017
Scholarships Available: 65
Go to, Africa, Asia, the Balkans or the Middle East
Visit to learn more.

2018-19 Application: Opens August 25, 2017 – Closes November 2, 2017
Scholarships Available: Approximately 670
Learn Arabic, Indonesian, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, or Turkish
Visit to learn more.

SAVE THE DATE – Annual 2018 AIE State Meeting – March 2, 2018

Mark your calendar now! Plan to join your colleagues at the Annual AIE State Meeting in the refreshing pine country of Flagstaff, at the beautiful International Pavilion at Northern Arizona University.

Theme: Rooted Locally, Growing Globally.
We’ll honor worthy retirees, and hear about their experiences as professional educators, as well as their work in mentoring young professionals in the field of international education.
Would you like to help with planning and implementation of this much anticipated event? Contact Debi Parris ( to offer your assistance. They are waiting to hear from you!

Again this year, AIE will honor worthy individuals or entities for their contributions to international education in Arizona. Nominees for awards are no longer being accepted for the 2018 AIE State Meeting. If you would like to serve on the awards committee, email Katie Van Wyck, the Awards Committee Chair at

Accommodations? For a listing of hotels and restaurants in the Flagstaff area please click here: Flagstaff Flyer for State Meeting 2018.

Session proposals are no longer being accepted for the 2018 AIE State Meeting!

Looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Flagstaff on March 2, 2018!

AACRAO Foreign Credential Evaluation Workshop in Phoenix 2017

When: Sunday and Monday, October 29 & 30, 2017

Where: JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort

Seize the opportunity to benefit from a national training opportunity right here in Arizona! Registration is now open for this two-day intensive foreign credential evaluation workshop, which will cover the fundamentals of credential evaluation, US-based and UK-based education systems, topics of interest to undergraduate and graduate admissions, and discussion of credentials from the top-sending countries, including special focus on China and India. Join AACRAO International staff members Ann Koenig, who lives here in the Phoenix area, and LesLee Clauson Eicher, for a two-day intensive credential evaluation and international admissions training workout.
Please note that the workshop precedes the AACRAO SEM conference at the same hotel. Be sure to mention the group code “SEM” when you call for reservations. Follow the instructions on the Web page.

AIE 2017 Awards

Inaugural AIE Leadership Awards

AIE Awards 2017

The inaugural AIE Honors & Awards Program, announced in the Summer of 2016, recognized Outstanding International Educators during the 2017 AIE State Meeting. Kathryn Howard, who has served as Program Manager for the Department of International and Intercultural Education in the Maricopa Community Colleges District since 2006, won the first ever Exemplary Global Leadership and Service Award. Long-time supporter, Account Executive from Cultural Insurance Services International, and AIE Field Advocate for Global Health and Safety, Mark Hough, won the first ever Distinguished Contributions to Global Initiatives in Arizona Award.

These will now be annual awards to honor other outstanding International Educators in the state of Arizona, so be thinking of who you would like to nominate next year! Nomination information will go out later this year.

MaryLee Carter

In honor of MaryLee Carter’s significant contributions to the field of International Education, including the leadership of AIE, the AIE Board surprised her with a special Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2017 State Meeting.

Congratulations to all the winners!

2017 State Meeting

AIE 2017 State Meeting! Friday, March 3, 2017!

DEADLINE TO REGISTER ONLINE was Monday, February 27, 2017. If you would still like to register for the State Meeting, you may register onsite, Friday, March 3, 2017. Cash and checks only will be accepted onsite for payment.

​​Come join your international education colleagues from across the state for a full day of learning, sharing information, and networking at the 2017 Annual Arizona International Educators (AIE) State Meeting on March 3, hosted by ASU​ and held at ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona​!​ There is a fee of $60 if you register onsite for the 2017 AIE Annual State Meeting. ​(Fees cover the cost of food and beverages.) Cash and checks only will be accepted onsite for payment.

The Annual AIE State Meeting is scheduled to take place on March 3, 2017 at Thunderbird School of Global Management, hosted by Arizona State University.   The theme for this event is Better Together: We, The Change! 

Arizona State University-Thunderbird School of Global Management
1 Global Place, Glendale, AZ 85306

8:30 – 9:00 Check-in/light Breakfast

9:00-9:15 Introductions and announcements

9:15-9:45 Welcome

9:45-10:45 Panel “Better Together: We, the Change!”

10:45 – 11:00 Refresher coffee break

11:00-11:30 AIE Updates

11:30-12:25 Breakout Session I
1. International Student Advisor Open Forum
2. Education Abroad Open Forum
3. The State of ESL in Arizona: An Overview of ESL Contexts and Current Trends
4. Multicultural Center: You and I – Together Embracing Diversity and Change

12:25-1:20 Lunch

1:20 – 2:10 Breakout Session II
1. Turning Global Students into Global Leaders
2. Strategies for Success in the International Admissions and Records Office
3. Better Together: The Group That Changed Our Community
4. It Takes a University to Support a Student: How Collaboration at ASU has Supported MasterCard Foundation Scholars
5. Becoming Boundaryless: Collaborating Across the Institution to Create a Global Workforce

2:10-3:00 Breakout Session III – Networking sessions moderated by Field Advocates
1. Networking session for International Student & Scholar Advisors
2. Networking session for Study Abroad Advisors
3. Networking session for ESL programs
4. Networking session for Admissions & Recruiting
5. Global Allies Workshop
6. News and Updates from SEVP Field Representative

3:00-4:00 Wrap-Up – refreshments, door prizes, raffle, announce AIE state meeting 2018 (Note: You must be present to win door prizes or raffle.)

Optional no-host happy hour/dinner meeting at Thunderbird Pub

We are Better Together, and we are The Change!

Session proposals for the 2017 AIE State Meeting are no longer being accepted.  If you would like to contribute to the program for a future event, fill in the session proposal form below and submit it.  Proposals may be for a session you will present or for a session you would like to see provided.  Send proposals to Debi Parris at

Prospective exhibitors are encouraged to participate. Space for exhibitors is available in the main meeting room where all plenary sessions will occur.  Sponsorships are also available.  Contact Mark Hough at to arrange for an exhibit or sponsorship.

Nominations for Educator Award

AIE Recognizes Outstanding International Educators in Arizona

The AIE Honors & Awards Program, announced in the June 2016 newsletter, is now ready to be implemented!  We are excited about this new program, which offers the opportunity for AIE members to nominate an individual or an organization to be recognized for exemplary contribution to international education in Arizona.  We are eager to honor those who have worked to enhance international education in Arizona.

We hope you will consider nominating a worthy candidate for this award.  The nomination form, which describes the nomination process, is below.

Please submit your nomination by Friday, December 16, 2016.

Send the nomination form and your nomination letter to Daisy Rodriguez Pitel at

Thanks to the Honors & Awards Committee, which comprises AIE members Daisy Rodriguez Pitel (chair), Yvonne Perez and Lisa Maroni, for their work in developing and structuring this new program.

Awards will be announced at the annual AIE State Meeting, March 3, 2017. 

Be sure to Save the Date!

Elections coming soon

It’s AIE election time!  Early next month AIE members will receive a ballot to vote for AIE leadership positions.

According to the AIE Guidelines the following positions are scheduled to come open as of March 3, 2017:

  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Chair-elect.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for one of these positions, access the Nomination Form here. Email it to Chair ( or Chair-elect (

We are accepting nominations until Monday, October 31, 2016.

Please note that there are many non-elected, volunteer positions available for members to serve on the AIE team.  Field Advocate positions are always open and available.  Also, short-term, ad-hoc committee and leadership positions, which spearhead the development and organization of new AIE programs and activities, become available throughout the year.  Such activities offer the opportunity to be a part of moving and enhancing international education in Arizona.

Just let us know your area of interest on the nomination form, and return it to us.  Or contact the Chair ( or Chair-elect ( directly.

SAVE THIS DATE!  March 3, 2017 – AIE State Meeting, Hosted by ASU.



Summer 2014 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues across Arizona,

The newest issue of the Arizona International Educators newsletter is below for your information and enjoyment.  Read about what your state professional organization has been up to.  Tell your friends and colleagues.  We need more members–and it’s free!

AIE Newsletter Summer 2014

Ken Bus
Arizona State Representative to NAFSA Region II