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Interstride Fall Symposium 2024

Virtual | November 15, 2024

25% off for early bird registration!
Free for Interstride partners

Call for Proposals are now open. Submit yours by August 15

Career services
Global engagement office
Alumni affairs

Building Bridges, Shaping Futures

Insufficient collaboration among higher-ed departments results in a disjointed educational experience for international students. International education professionals, on the other hand, have few opportunities to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire international student journey.

The Interstride Symposium provides an opportunity for international education leaders to share insights, strategies, and best practices for effectively building a cohesive support system to foster international student success. Come together with like-minded peers to network, exchange ideas, and develop innovative solutions that enhance the international student experience from admission to graduation and beyond.

Amplifying interdepartmental collaboration to drive positive change

Empowering international students from arrival through graduation

The role of international educators in fostering diverse and equitable learning environments

Digital transformation to enhance learning and connectivity

Keynote speaker

Manny Contomanolis

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education, Academic Engagement
Manny Contomanolis, PhD has more than 40 years of higher education experience and currently serves as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education at Harvard University. His areas of experience and expertise include career services, experiential learning, global education, research and fellowships, enrollment management, financial aid, business development, and fundraising. He is active as a speaker, consultant, and author.

What past participants say

“I wanted to thank you for putting on the Interstride Symposium. Cornell staff who attended, a few people I spoke with from other institutions, and I enjoyed the sessions. My two favorites were the panel of students and the session focused on self-advocacy and educating employers on hiring international students. I gained many takeaways and plan to implement some ideas learned at the event. I'm looking forward to the fall Symposium!”

Erica Ford, MA
International Career Development Coach @ Cornell University

[This was] a hugely successful inaugural Interstride Symposium! I was blown away by the attendance as well as the breadth and depth of the sessions led by international education leaders from across the country (and globe!).

Ariadne “Addie” Cheng
Associate Director, International Student Career Engagement

Kudos on an amazing inaugural Symposium! I have chatted with several colleagues (both within and outside Duke) and they were energized by the sessions you curated.

Greg Victory
Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs at Duke University

The symposium is a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues in international education to exchange ideas and best practices. The breadth of knowledge shared at this event is useful for anyone who is looking to better support international students and improve student outcomes

Alison Herget
Former international admissions leader at Villanova and Brandeis universities

The first of anything is a challenge and can lay the foundation for future innovation and success. What a wonderfully successful symposium to build upon! I valued hearing the ideas and perspectives of the panelists. It was wonderful to be in a community with others who are driven to facilitate international student success while also cultivating belonging through caring conversations.

Higher-ed professional

I wanted to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for orchestrating such a fantastic symposium. As a young professional attending my first-ever symposium, I felt immensely valued and welcomed by the Interstride Symposium. Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

Higher-ed professional

Early bird registration now open!


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25% off

Ends September 13



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Our mission is to close the opportunity gap for international students. We empower students – and their institutions to help – build a career and life they love wherever in the world.