Another year, another great week at NAFSA

The annual NAFSA conference draws international educators from around the world together to share new ideas, best practices and tackle pressing challenges in the field.

This year the conference, held in Philadelphia, drew over 9,500 delegates.  A team from Sannam S4 including: Adrian Mutton, Lakshmi Iyer, Krista Northup, Doug Sessions, and Chris Elam attended sessions, held meetings, and contributed to the conference theme of “Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment.”

NAFSA Session:

Evolving Recruitment Approaches for India

India is one of the largest source markets of international students. It’s a dynamic, fast-changing, and complex market partly because of its size and diversity. The presenters – all experts on the Indian market – shared strategies to effectively navigate the vast diversity of India.
Along with two of Sannam S4’s long-standing partners, Lakehead University in Canada, and the University of Bridgeport in the US, Lakshmi Iyer, chaired a panel titled “Incredible India: The Evolving Indian Student Recruitment Market.”  Attendees of the session came away with timely updates on the dynamic Indian market as well as two case studies to benchmark against.  If you missed the session, but are interested in the slides, please click here.

  • Lakshmi Iyer, Executive Head and Director of Education for Sannam S4, James Aldridge, Vice-Provost at Lakehead University, and Steven Boyd, Director of International Admissions at University of Bridgeport

Sannam S4 Reception at NAFSA


  • Celebrating 10 years of Education at Sannam S4
This year also marks Sannam S4’s 10th Anniversary.  Given so many of our colleagues and friends were gathered in Philadelphia, we took the opportunity to celebrate.  Adrian Mutton, CEO of Sannam S4 addressed the group, thanking partners for their ongoing support and encouraging us all to be collaborative and think strategically about the future.  Vice President of the University of South Florida, Dr. Roger Brindley, shared a few words as well about the long-standing partnership between USF and Sannam S4.  Aware of not standing between the guests and cake, formalities concluded quickly and guests enjoyed an evening of networking.


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