AACRAO On the Road


October 9 & 10, 2017
College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL 
(Chicago area)


Unable to attend one of our three yearly conferences? No need to worry - AACRAO brings the training to you!  AACRAO offers several workshops and training over two days to help develop your professional development. The workshops are led by AACRAO staff and consultants who have extensive experience with the content provided. dates and locations vary. Check back often to find the location nearest you! 




2-Day Intensive: Foreign Credential Evaluation Workshop

October 29 & 30, 2017 
 Co-located with AACRAO SEM
JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, Phoenix AZ 


This intensive workshop will cover best industry practices of foreign credential evaluation and its application in undergraduate and graduate admission.  Experts in the field will lead a two-day crash course covering the basics of foreign credential evaluation, selected educational systems based on the U.S. and British systems, and how to recognize credentials from the top sending countries, with a special focus on the evaluation of credentials from China and India. Through detailed hands-on practice evaluating authentic foreign credentials in a collaborative environment, attendees will demonstrate the capability of determining credential comparability and admission eligibility.




Comparative International Education: The Cuba Project

Applications accepted through
October 13th

Travel occurs February 17-25, 2018

Havana & Matanzas, Cuba

AACRAO invites members to apply to join us in Cuba for an intensive week of research on the Cuban educational system, policies, and practices at all levels, from day care to university and postgraduate education. The itinerary will consist of five days of activities in Cuba's capital, Havana, complemented with work in the province of Matanzas. Most in-country expenses are paid by AACRAO-- Participants are responsible for airfare to Havana.

The Winter Institute for Transfer Credit  


 February 5-8, 2018

Hyatt Centric - Arlington, Virginia

The Winter Institute for International Transfer Credit is a four-day intensive workshop designed for individuals who work with international educational records, in admissions or study-abroad, for the possibility of transfer credit from international institutions. This workshop will focus on the determination and calculation of acceptable and applicable transfer credit from study taken outside the U.S. Over the course of the four day training, participants will apply best industry practices to transfer credit from international undergraduate, graduate and short term/ exchange programs from top-sending countries through hands-on evaluation of authentic international records and credentials.

 


On-Site Training

New international admissions staff? New international office? New recruiting efforts resulting in applicants from countries your staff is not familiar with evaluating? Budget not allowing you to send all your staff to off-site trainings? AACRAO International On-Site Training offers a unique opportunity to train your staff at your institution, with programming tailored to the specific needs of your group. From undergraduate admissions to graduate admissions, best practices for transfer credit and for short-term programs, to compliance and record keeping,  AACRAO International has the tools to further develop your professionals. Contact us to discuss the best way that AACRAO International can aid in the continuing professional development of your staff. Please email us at international@aacrao.org.

Secondary School Credentials Workshop

May 21 & 22, 2018 ~ Save the date
1 Dupont Circle, Washington DC 

This intensive two-day workshop will focus on the application of best practices and principles of foreign credential evaluation to accurately review and assess foreign secondary school documents.  Participants in the Workshop will apply these principles with confidence to foreign secondary credential evaluation to make informed and confident admissions decisions. This workshop will focus on best practices to the approach of evaluation of education systems with less than 12 years, as well as 12, 13 and 14 year secondary systems using authentic foreign academic records. 



2-Day Intensive: International Transfer Credit Workshop

July 8 & 9, 2018 ~ Save the date
Co-located with AACRAO Tech & Transfer
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis MN

This two-day crash course is designed for individuals who work with international educational records, in admissions or study-abroad, for the possibility of transfer credit from international institutions. This workshop will focus on the determination and calculation of acceptable and applicable transfer credit from study taken outside the U.S. Participants will apply best industry practices to transfer credit from international undergraduate, graduate and short term/ exchange programs from selected top-sending countries through hands-on evaluation of authentic international records and credentials.



The Summer Institute for International Admissions 

July 16-20, 2018 ~ Save the date 
The Hyatt Centric, Arlington VA 

Summer Institute for International Admissions will teach best industry practices for the evaluation of foreign credentials and its application on the job.  Attendees will gain a thorough knowledge base of educational systems around the world.  Detailed hands-on practice evaluating authentic foreign credentials in a collaborative environment will allow participants to demonstrate the capability of determining credential comparability and admission eligibility.


Baden-Württemberg Seminar


Full ~ Check Back in 2018




A delegation of 14 AACRAO and/or NAFSA members will be invited to attend a seminar on German-American educational exchange in Freiburg, Germany this November-December. The seminar will focus on the German educational system, German-American academic equivalencies, and student exchange between German and the U.S. Lectures and discussions will be complemented by visits to secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.