About the membership meetings

Membership meetings offer professional development and peer support to One To World’s members in the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. These meetings constitute the single most valuable forum in the NY metropolitan area for international educators to exchange ideas, share best practices, and network with colleagues.

All membership meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month on Zoom Time: 9a.m. – 11a.m. (ET). The first hour consists of a discussion of immigration-related issues with Immigration and Regulations Roundtable experts, Goldstein and Cheung LLP, Helen Leonard, New York University, and Regina Degnan, Columbia University. The second hour is devoted to diverse topics of importance to international educators and to promote best practices in the field.


September 13, 2022

Are We Back To Normal Yet?

At our first meeting of the year, we will revisit our discussions from the last few years to review updates related to the ongoing pandemic and how our member universities have implemented a ‘new normal’ in response. What’s changed from last year? What strategies have been proven useful? Come ready to take notes  ands share your own useful tips!


Chairs: Ellen Navarro, Wagner College; Jacob Dyer, LIM College; Jim Deleppo, The New School

We are still looking for chairs! Please email msilva@onetoworld.org if interested.

October 11, 2022 (In-Person)

One To World Annual Meeting -

This meeting brings together our membership, supporters, Board of Directors and staff to share out organization updates from the previous year and announce board election results. 

Keynote Speaker: Rajika Bhandari, Global Expert in International Education, and author of America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility

November 8, 2022

NAFSA Regional Conference Debrief

If you are not able to attend this year’s regional conference, join our meeting and hear some of what you missed! We’ll hear some of the highlights from our colleagues who took part in sessions either as presenters or attendees.

Chairs: Inga Mezale, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY; Helen Leonard, NYU; James Shafer, Touro College; Lindsay Wersebe, New York University; Ruth Kamona, CUNY Central Office, and Tom Sirinides, New York University

December 13, 2022

Hot Topics with Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Officers

Officers from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will join the meeting to answer pressing member questions about their roles and other relevant updates.

Chairs: Colleen Weiss, NAFSA Region X Scholar Issues RegBud, Columbia University
Melissa Zuroff, NAFSA Region X Student Issues RegBud, New York University
Sophia Ng, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Student & Exchange Visitor Program

Krista Gard, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Student & Exchange Visitor Program

January 10, 2023

2-Hour Extended Immigration & Regulation Updates

Immigration rules and regulations are constantly evolving especially during this uncertain time. This session will provide an extended time to discuss the issues with our knowledgeable advisors!

Chairs: Helen Leonard, New York University; Regina Degnan, Columbia University; Michael Goldstein, Goldstein & Cheung

February 14, 2023

Inclusive Advising for International Student & Exchange Professionals

Join us for a chat with representatives from Diversity Abroad’s Learning and Development team. We will be hearing more about one of their eLearning courses focused on Inclusive Advising for International Student & Exchange Professionals. Designed with current and future international student & exchange professionals in mind, this learning opportunity focuses on the skills and strategies needed to effectively support international & exchange students from all backgrounds and identities to achieve academic success, interpersonal growth and career readiness.


Chair: Asia King, Learning & Development Coordinator, Diversity Abroad

March 14, 2023

Open Doors 2022 International Exchange in the New York City Metro Area

Don’t miss this special analysis of international student and scholar trends in the New York Metropolitan Area from Open Doors 2022, reflecting Fall 201. Natalya Andrejko, Research Officer at IIE, will discuss the unique characteristics of international students in our area. Learn how our population differs in interesting ways from the national norms and how the region’s international student populations has changed since COVID-19.


Chair: Natalya Andrejko, Research and Data Analyst, Institute of International Education

April 11, 2023

World Education Services Report: Career Trajectories of International Students

International students often come to study in the U.S. with the primary intention of improving their career prospects, but pathways for them to work in the U.S. after graduation are limited. At the same time, students increasingly have the opportunity to develop globally mobile careers. This presentation will examine the initial career trajectories and outcomes of international students based on current research, including some WES data, with some implications and high-level implications for U.S. institutions.


Chair: Bryce K. Woo, Associate Director of Research
World Education Services

May 9, 2023

Understanding Credential Evaluation Services in the US

International students wishing to pursue their education or career goals in the U.S. may require credential evaluation services in order to validate their academic qualifications or professional experiences. This process can be complex and confusing, especially for those who are unfamiliar with the U.S. credentialing system. At this meeting, you’ll hear from experts on resources to help guide your students through the credential evaluation process.

Chairs: TBD

June 13, 2023

NAFSA Annual Conference Debrief

If you are not able to attend this year’s conference, join our final One To World meeting of the academic year and hear some of what you missed! We’ll hear some of the highlights from our colleagues who took part in sessions either as presenters or attendees.

Chairs: TBD