NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo



NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo


May 26 - 31, 2019

We Are At

Booth #1731


Washington, D.C.


We'd like to invite you to our reception at Crimson View on May 29 from 6 pm to 8 pm. Please RSVP through EventBrite. We look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C.

Staying Connected: Conferences

NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Highlights

This year’s NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo focuses on the theme “Global Leadership, Learning, and Change.” Register to meet with over 10,000 of your peers in international education and attend your pick of over 200 sessions and 44 additional pre-conference workshops. Opening plenary speakers include Dr. Madeleine K. Albright and General Colin Powell.  

Connect with CEA’s Lee Sutherlin, Keziah Diaz, Shayna Trujillo, Eric Schueller, Sara Troy, Rebecca James, and Silvia Martinez to find out more about our latest organization news and our 2019 initiatives. To schedule a meeting any of our attendees, click on his or her name below or stop by the CEA booth at the conference.  

Join us at Crimson View on Wednesday, May 29 from 6-8 p.m. to network with us and other conference attendees. We’ll provide complimentary drinks and appetizers. Please RSVP at our Eventbrite.

CEA Updates

  • Our Newest Programs

    • Tourism & Hospitality Management in Barcelona 
    • Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Barcelona 
    • Psychology in Rome, Barcelona and Dublin (coming soon)
    • Health Science & Society in Seville 
    • Now partnering with ESSCA, an AACSB-approved university, in Paris and Shanghai 

  • Internships Abroad

    • Now offering 12 locations for semester and summer, PT and FT options 
    • Our latest internship program destination: Buenos Aires  
    • New career fields added across internship program locations  
    • Capstone project option now available in full-time internship programs  

  • New Program Destinations

    • Bogotá, Colombia  
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Budapest, Hungary
    • Milan, Italy

  • Our Focus on the Non-traditional Student

    • Program development for Engineering students going strong in both semester and summer sessions
    • Greater attention to STEM students 
    • Commitment to developing First Year Experience opportunities in partnership with U.S. universities


Lee Sutherlin

Senior Vice President - University Relations & Marketing
Lee Sutherlin is CEA’s Senior Vice President of University Relations and Marketing. As SVP, Lee leads all aspects of revenue generation within the University Relations, Enrollment and Marketing departments and partners with colleges and universities to provide high quality international education opportunities to their students.
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Caroline Walsh

Senior Vice President - Program Development
Caroline Walsh is responsible for the alignment and growth of CEA’s current product portfolio and expansion into new markets. She works closely with leadership within University Relations to identify university needs and trends and collaborates with Academic Affairs and CEA staff worldwide to design and deliver new programs and academic partnerships that are best suited to meet the needs of our U.S. university partners.
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Sara Troy

Director of Program Development
Sara Troy leads and manages the program development team. Her primary focus lies in creating programs that facilitate students’ ability to achieve their academic and personal goals.
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Silvia Martínez

Program Director
Silvia Martínez ensures that all CEA standards are maintained in Madrid. Silvia oversees all educational programs, including short- and long-term program planning, products, and services, and maintains the financial plan for Madrid. She also manages student services, host institution relations, local vendor relations, program improvements, and staff.
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Keziah Diaz

Director of Operations - University Relations
Keziah Diaz provides operational support to the University Relations team. She helps create streamlined and efficient processes, refines assessment measures such as reporting and conference management, and supports the University Relations team to provide excellent service to University Partners. Keziah also oversees the CEA Alumni Ambassador Program.
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Rebecca James

Regional Director - East

Rebecca's role at CEA is to cultivate and maintain relationships with study abroad offices, faculty and staff at U.S. colleges and universities to help support their education abroad goals. Based in New York City, she works primarily with schools in NAFSA Regions X and XI.

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Eric Schueller

Regional Director - Great Lakes
As University Partnership Development Manager, Eric oversees all the organization’s university-facing marketing, communications, and relationship development strategies. Eric’s mission is to enhance CEA’s visibility and brand recognition amongst its university partners.
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Schedule of Events

Programming Design for International Educators

Day & Time : Tuesday, May 28, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m


Sara Troy, Director of Program Development


Campus and community programming has been used to orient new students, retain and support existing students, educate stakeholders, build community, improve intercultural communication, and so much more. However, in an atmosphere that focuses on compliance, it is often relegated to the back burner and rarely takes priority. In this four-hour workshop, engage with others to revisit programming and blueprint a programming initiative that meets the needs of your constituents. This workshop is supplemented with online tools that can be used in offices to bring the workshop back to those in the workplace.

Register here.

EA Visa Updates

Day & Time : Thursday, May 30, 9:00 a.m


Rebecca James, Regional Director – East and NAFSA's France Country Coordinator



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