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Brown Bag Lunch Discussion - International Exchange Programs: Historical Perspective of IIE & Fulbright

  • 179 Grace Dodge
  • 4/10/2013, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Linda Tobash is Director of University Placement Services at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York.  Ms. Tobash leads a staff responsible for placing over 1,700 sponsored international graduate students in U.S., and select worldwide, university programs each year.  With over 25 years of experience in the area of admissions and international education, she is a frequent presenter on the U.S. higher education system, U.S. admission practices and trends, and best practices in attracting international students.

Ms. Tobash holds a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and has served on the faculty of the New School University teaching intercultural communication courses in both online and in-person formats. Prior to her current position at IIE, she worked eighteen years in the City University of New York system, ten years as director of admissions at LaGuardia Community College.

She recently co-authored The State of International Education chapter in the AACRAO International Guide (2010) and has been active in numerous professional associations including: AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers); NAFSA: Association of International Educators, serving on NAFSA's Bologna Process Task Force, chairing session selection for two annual conferences, and participating for a number of years on education and training committees; the National Council for the Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials; and, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) where she served as a member of the  Board of Directors and chaired professional development and sociopolitical concerns committees.

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