2019 Montana International Educators Conference

University of Montana is hosting the 2019 Montana International Educators Conference (MIEC) on the campus of Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) in Kalispell, Montana Thursday, June 27 to Friday, June 28, 2019.
This annual meeting is the main venue for international educators working at public and private institutions with interests in international education. We welcome representatives from secondary schools, community colleges, universities as well local, state, and federal government and non-governmental organizations.

Questions?

Please direct all inquiries to your NAFSA Region II Montana State Representatives Bodhi Murphy and Rachel Dierken at miec@mso.umt.edu.

Conference Registration

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This year there is a $35 registration fee (plus a $3.77 processing fee). Conference registration includes lunch and dinner on Thursday and refreshment breaks throughout.

The final conference registration deadline is Saturday, June 15 at 11:30pm.

Conference Schedule

Theme: ‘Stress Less, Focus More’

Thursday, June 27

9:00 am: Check-In

9:30 am: Welcome - Gerda Reeb, Director of Global Programs FVCC

9:40 am: Plenary Session, introductions and updates from each institution on current projects and initiatives (five minutes each)

11:00 am – Break

11:15 am – MT State NAFSA representatives Region II update and NAFSA resources

11:30 am: FVCC Campus Tour

12:15 pm: Lunch 

1:30 pm: Panel Discussion: International Student Recruitment 

2:45 pm: Break

3:00 – 4:15 pm: Breakout Sessions 

Schedule of Thursday Sessions
Knowledge Community Presenter Title of Presentation
Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Udo Fluck, PhD. Intercultural Researcher and Instructor, UM & City of Missoula Best Practices in Cultural Adaptation Training for Incoming International Students
Education Abroad Katherine Knight, International  Student & Scholar Advisor, H1-B Liason, MSU-Bozeman No Passport Required: Study Abroad for Resettled Refugees
International Student and Scholar Services Colin Daniel, SEVP Field Representative, Territory 13  SEVP Update 
Teaching Learning and Scholarship Sara Schroeder, Instructor, ELI-UM Glad to Hear It: Podcasts to Support Language Skills and Cultural Understanding

 

6:30 – 8:30 pm: Dinner Reception (Homewood Suites, Kalispell Reception Hall)

Friday, June 28

9:00 am: Study Montana Consortium

(Study Montana Annual Meeting Agenda 2019, Study Montana Annual Meeting Minutes 2018)

10:30 am: Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: Breakout Sessions 

Schedule of Friday Sessions
Knowledge Community Presenter Title of Presentation
Education Abroad Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry, J.D. Interim Director GEO, Director Education Abroad & Partnerships, UM  Developing Transformative Learning Experiences through Strategic International Partnerships
International Student and Scholar Services Alisa Batchelor, Administrative Assistant, MSU-Billings MSUB International Studies Billings Friendship Families Program
Education Abroad Rachel Dierken, M.Ed. Education Abroad Coordinator, UM Finding the Line: Supporting vs. Challenging Gen Z Students in the Age of Customer Service
Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Udo Fluck, PhD. Intercultural Researcher and Instructor, UM & City of Missoula Infusing Existing Curricula With Cultural and Global Perspectives

 

12:00 – 12:15 pm: Closing Remarks

2:00 – 4:00 pm: (RECOMMENDED EXCURSION) Presentation and Tour of UM Flathead Lake Biological Station (FLBS) on east side of Flathead Lake (Yellow Bay, Highway 35).

Conference Concludes

Accommodations

FVCC Apartments

Conference guests are welcome to stay in the FVCC apartments. Linens/bedding/towels are not provided.

Book online at https://www.fvcc.edu/campus-guide/student-housing/summer-short-term-housing/ 

  • Single Apartment/Studio: $55/night
  • Two Bedroom Apartment: $35/night

Additional Hotels:

Venue

 

Group Photo from the 2018 Montana International Educators Conference at MSU-Billings

Montana International Educators Conference Group Photo 2018

Questions?

Please direct all inquiries to your NAFSA Region II Montana State Representatives Bodhi Murphy and Rachel Dierken at miec@mso.umt.edu.