About International Education


International education advances learning and scholarship; builds understanding and respect among different peoples; and enhances constructive leadership in the global community. NAFSA and its members believe that international education is fundamental to fostering peace, security, and well-being.

International educators range from frontline professionals to faculty, deans, provosts, and presidents of college and universities. There are also the professionals who provide services or products that support the field of international education.

Explore all that international education has to offer and learn more about how NAFSA works to support the dedicated individuals who have made international education their career.


From institutions to individuals, internationalization is the intentional effort to weave international, intercultural, and global dimensions into the philosophy of higher education.

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Explore NAFSA's work with faculty, departments, and institutions to successfully prepare students for the challenges of today's diverse, complex, and interconnected world.

For Campus Leaders

Learn how NAFSA engages with campus leaders to advance the role of international education in producing globally competent graduates, cross-cultural learning environments, and international partnerships.

For Students

Find resources and information designed for undergradatue and graduate students interested in—or currently participating in—the world of international education.