San Francisco Bay Area BA-PIER

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Region XII Northern District Conference


There is still time to register for the Region XII Northern District Spring Conference, to be held on March 13, 2017 at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 

Early Online Registration, ends March 5 ($77 regular, $46 students, $46 retirees)

On-site Registration, March 13 at the Conference ($77 regular, $67 students/retirees)

Conference Location: McLaren Conference Center, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Free Parking: Hayes Healy Parking Lot, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94117


Region XII Conference Travel Grant Deadline Extended!


Dear Region XII Members,

Need more time to apply for a travel grant for Palm Springs? Good news! The application deadline has been extended to Monday, September 5, 2016.

All 4 districts of Region XII (Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Nevada, Northern California, and Southern California) will have their own respective Travel Grant Awards. Grantees will be notified by Monday, September 12, 2016.

Applicants must submit their application online. Please also complete the financial worksheet to upload with your application.

Travel grants are open to NAFSA National Members as well as non-members however preference will be given to NAFSA members. 

For questions regarding the Travel Grant process, please contact your respective District Chair in Region XII (www.nafsa.org/regionxii).

Hope to see you in Palm Springs!


Judy Mitchell

2016 Chair Elect, NAFSA Region XII

Associate Director, International Students & Scholars

Cal Poly International Center
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Training for Secondary Schools at Region XII Conference!


Secondary school colleagues, the Region XII Regional Conference registration has opened. We will be offering F-1 Advising: Secondary Students on November 1, 2016 for $150. In addition, we will have a Secondary School Track of sessions to help with the needs of K-12 educators and international students at our upcoming conference in Palm Springs, CA this fall, October 31 - November 4, 2016. For information on the CEP for F-1 Advising: Secondary Students, watch the video here.

For more information about registering to attend the Regional XII Regional Conference, visit the website.


Region XII Northern District Spring Conference


There is still time to register for the Region XII Northern District Spring Conference, to be held on March 21, 2016 at Napa Valley Community College in beautiful Napa, CA.

Early Online Registration, ends March 7 ($60 regular, $30 students, $35 retirees)

On-sit Registration, March 21 at the Conference ($85 all)

For those of you who may come on Sunday, March 20, there will be a complimentary wine and cheese networking reception from 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Community Room at the College.


Volunteers Needed at the NAFSA Region XII Conference!


If you'd like to be more involved and have 5 hours during the conference to volunteer, you can qualify for the volunteer rate! When registering for the conference, be sure to indicate 'volunteer' on your application. You will see there are a few different areas where we can use your help: preconference, registration, general (for various conference needs), hospitality and special events! For additional questions, contact Jenn Fullick at jfullick@tcsedsystem.edu.