2013 CONFERENCE PRESENTER
Associate Director for Exchange Visitors and Students, American University
With over 20 years of experience in International Education and Exchange, Senem is overseeing the ISSS front line, admissions and immigration services, and managing the university’s J1 Exchange Visitor Program. She is active in NAFSA leadership: Association for International Educators as the Chair of Embassy Dialogue Committee to facilitate communications between embassies and the US higher education community, and on the Trainer’s Corps for J1 regulations and Credential Analysis. She serves on the scholarship selection committees of the Boren, Fulbright, the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program and the U.S. Department of State Critical Languages Scholarship Program. Senem has been interviewed by the US Department of State, various sections of the VOA, NBC, ABC, WETA, WAMU, NPR and several foreign media on international education matters. Senem managed international admissions and recruitment at AU prior to joining ISSS and actively marketed AU in the following countries for more than 8 years: Bahrain, Belgium, Cyprus, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE and UK.
Strengthening Higher Education in Africa: How can International training/exchange help?
Presenter(s): Senem Bakar, Associate Director, Exchange Visitors & Student Services International Student and Scholar Services, American University, and Julia Hon, Program Coordinator, Education Programs Division
Delivery: Skills Workshop
Keywords: International Education & Exchange