2-Day Intensive: Foreign Credentials Evaluation Workshop

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
Phoenix, AZ​

October 29-30, 2017

This intensive workshop will cover best industry practices of foreign credential evaluation and its application in undergraduate and graduate admission.  Experts in the field will lead a two-day crash course covering the basics of foreign credential evaluation, selected educational systems based on the U.S. and British systems, and how to recognize credentials from the top sending countries, with a special focus on the evaluation of credentials from China and India. Through detailed hands-on practice evaluating authentic foreign credentials in a collaborative environment, attendees will demonstrate the capability of determining credential comparability and admission eligibility.

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Hotel Information

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge
5350 E Marriott Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85054

Registration Fee: $950 per person

Reservations Phone: Call (800) 835-6206 and mention the group code "SEM," and that you are attending the AACRAO SEM 2017 Conference 

Reservation Link: Reserve your room online

Parking: Valet parking: $29.00 (overnight) ; Self parking: $10.00 


Meet Our Presenters

Ann M. Koenig
has been an associate director with AACRAO International since 2002. Her career in international education spans more than 25 years, including foreign credential evaluation in professional evaluation services, and campus-based work in international undergraduate and graduate admissions, student records management, academic advising and transfer credit evaluation, at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, a University of Maryland University College program in Germany, Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and the University of California, Berkeley. 

Ann has done in-depth research on education in several countries. She is the author of the ECE monograph An Overview of the Educational System of Albania (1993), co-author of the PIER workshop report on Poland (1992) and AACRAO Country Guide The Educational System of the Russian Federation (2008), and contributor to NAFSA’s A Guide to Educational Systems Around the World (1999), the AACRAO EDGE online database, AACRAO’s Guide to Bogus Institutions and Documents (2006), The AACRAO International Guide (2010 and 2016 editions), AACRAO’s Transfer Handbook (2015), the AACRAO quarterly journal College & University and AACRAO Connect.

 A frequent workshop trainer and conference presenter, Ann specializes in sharing information on country educational systems, best practices in international academic record review and admissions, and academic credential fraud awareness. She has presented at professional development and training events sponsored by AACRAO, NAFSA, NAGAP, EAIE, and other organizations in the U.S. and Europe.

LesLee Clauson Eicher
earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and German at the University of Puget Sound. During this time, she studied abroad in Munich, Germany for a year. Upon graduation, LesLee changed coasts, and enrolled in the Master of Arts program in German Philology (History of German Language) at the University of Maryland, College Park. As a graduate student, and post-graduation, she worked in the International Education Services Office, which was her first introduction to the world of international admissions and credential evaluation.

LesLee has also taught German language courses to American undergraduate students at the university level, and English language courses to Austrian high school students while on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange program.

LesLee Clauson Eicher is currently an Associate Director at AACRAO International, telecommuting from her home in Washington State. LesLee does foreign credential evaluation, research, and delivers training on international education topics at regional and national conferences, and for AACRAO member institutions. She is a frequent contributor to and collaborator on international education publications and other AACRAO International projects.