Go Overseas at NAFSA 2016
All of us here at Go Overseas are excited for what's in store at the 2016 NAFSA conference in Denver, Colorado. As the biggest conference of the year for us, as well as many others in the international education field, we always strive to make the most of our time there. To help you do the same, we'll be leading a few various events and activities, as well as offering discounts, throughout the conference. Scroll on and learn more.
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Network With Us and Our Partners at Our Pavilion
Go Overseas will be present at booth #1412 along with the following partners:
- African Impact
- CRCC Asia
- Education New Zealand
- Fund for Education Abroad
- Gap Medics
- National Credit Reporting
- The Intern Group
The Go Overseas team and our partners would love for you to drop by and say hi! We'll be directly in front of the conference hall entrance -- look us up on the exhibit hall map for better directions.
Get a Conference Attendance Discount
For the second year in a row, Go Overseas has partnered up with NAFSA, a leading conference in international education, to help make attending the conference even easier for professionals in the field. For NAFSA 2016's conference in Denver, Colorado, we're continuing that pledge by offering two NAFSA 2016 discounts that you can apply to your registration (terms and conditions apply):
- A 20% discount for non-member, first time attendees: CMP16GC
- A 20% discount to become a first time NAFSA member: CMP16GM
Still have questions? Learn more about the 2016 NAFSA discount.
Attend the Go Overseas and StudentUniverse Reception
Go Overseas is hosting a reception in collaboration with StudentUniverse. Join us at the Denver Beer Company for a night full of networking, beer, and food truck snacks.
When: Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 from 5-8pm
Where: Denver Beer Company, 1695 Platte St.
To get there, take the free 16th Street MallRide shuttle to Union Station. Cross the train tracks, Highland Bridge, then turn right on Platt Street.
Sessions Hosted by Go Overseas Team Members
This year, several of the Go Overseas team members will be hosting sessions during NAFSA. Find out more about attending below.
Global Partner Session: How Education New Zealand and Go Overseas Partnered to Increase Study Abroad Numbers
Mitch Gordon, CEO, will be presenting with Amy Rutherford of Education New Zealand. The session, titled will take place on June 2nd from 2:00 - 3:15 pm in Room CCC, Mile High Ballroom 1D. Learn more details on NAFSA's events page.
Member Interest Group Meeting: Marketing & Communications in International Education
Partner Success Director, Anna Morris, will be hosting a Member Interest Group (MIG) meeting on Thursday, June 2, from 2:00 - 3:00 in the room Granite AB.
Social Media Analytics, Content, and Advertising: Making it Work for Education Abroad
Mallory Meiser, Community and Brand Manager, will be presenting Friday, June 3 from 1:30-2:30 pm.
Creating an Entrepreneurial Career in International Education: Innovating from the Inside
Mitch Gordon and Mallory Meiser will be presenting Thursday, June 02, 2016 , 3:00 PM -3:45 PM in the Four Seasons Ballroom 4 on the lower level of the convention center. Feeling frustrated by the lack of innovation in your organization? Presenters will discuss practical strategies toward finding way to make a real impact on students through innovative best practices.
Play BinGO and Win $5,000 in Study Abroad Scholarships
This year, we're running our second round of BinGO -- a fun way to bring our resources offline and make it easier for you to find the highest quality program providers at NAFSA!
How does it work?
- Pick up a BinGO Board from the Go Overseas Pavilion (booth #1412)
- Visit a participating booth for a chat about their programs or organization
- Have them sign the square with their logo on it
- Six squares in a row = BinGO
- Drop your completed cards back at the Go Overseas Pavilion before the expo hall closes on Friday, June 3rd. We’ll then randomly select a winner and award them the following week.
A single study abroad advisor will get to decide how best to use the $5,000 scholarship funds for individual students at their school.
Not part of a university? You can still play BinGO! If a non-university employee is selected, the winner may transfer the scholarship to a study abroad office of their choosing.
The Fine Print: All NAFSA attendees are eligible to participate in Go Overseas Bingo. Scholarship funds must be used by a university or college. If a non-university employee is selected, the winner may transfer the scholarship to a study abroad office of their choosing. Participants must be a NAFSA attendee in order to be eligible. Scholarship funds may be awarded to one (1) $5,000 recipient or five (5) $1,000 recipients. Scholarships can be awarded to students attending university directed programs or 3rd party provider programs.
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