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Extension Dean to be featured speaker at educators conference

UC San Diego Extension Dean Mary Walshok will be among the featured speakers at the upcoming conference of the National Association of International Educators (NAFSA) on Wednesday, May 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

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Dean Walshok, an innovator in global education programs, will address the topic of “How to Better Articulate the Community Benefits of International Education.”

UC San Diego’s English Language Institute (ELI) and International Programs (IP) offer study abroad programs for international students within UC San Diego Extension.

The NAFSA conference, held May 25-30, is expected to attract more than 8,500 member educators from around the U.S. and the world, with the theme of “Pathways to Global Competence.” (NAFSA was founded in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers)

“Having Dean Walshok as a featured speaker is a distinct honor for our programs,” said Roxanne Nuhaily, director of ELI and IP. “Plus, the conference promises to be a prime opportunity for us to re-connect with our current educational partners and reach out to prospective partners around the world.”

UC San Diego’s ELI and International Programs serve more than 3,000 international students each year.

Earlier this year, a leading Japanese publication, Ryugaku Journal, rated UC San Diego’s English Language Institute (ELI) as the nation’s No.1 U.S.-based school for Japanese students and No. 2 in the world.

The Tokyo-based publication aligned with Japan’s largest study-abroad program annually ranks the world’s top English language institutes. The ratings were based on a survey of Japanese students who have studied abroad.



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