Region III

Oklahoma State Information

International Education in Oklahoma

Across the State of Oklahoma, more than fifty colleges, universities, English language institutes and other organizations are dedicated to international education by recruiting and serving international students, facilitating education abroad, and inspiring global learning and cross-cultural understanding. Oklahoma institutions play host to approximately 10,000 international students, who contribute more than $260 million annually to Oklahoma’s economy and support more than 3,000 jobs. Additionally, opportunities for global learning overseas and at home provide Oklahoma faculty, staff and students with valuable experiences that make them more competitive in the workplace and better prepare them as global citizens to make a difference in the world around them.

For more information on international education in Oklahoma, please see the international fact sheet here.

Annual State Meetings

Please join us for the 2018/ NAFSA State Meeting on April 20, 2018 from 9:00 am till 4:00 pm at Metro Tech Events Center in Oklahoma City!

The meeting will offer concurrent sessions and round table discussions on a variety of topics within international education as well as several distinguished speakers.


Registration is now open!

Click here to register.

Registration will include attendance at the meeting but does not include any meals. Registration fees will be assessed as below:


Early Bird (Until April 1)

Regular Registration/On-site







Federal Agency/Employee



Note: Discounts are available for registering by the early bird deadline; full refunds are available in the event of event cancellation; attendee names may be substituted. Payments by check should be brought to the event.

If you need assistance with registration, please contact Colin Large at colin (at)

Diversity and Need-Based Scholarships

Two scholarships of $100 each are offered for attending the 2018 NAFSA State Meeting & Oklahoma Global Education Conference on April 20, 2017. These needs-based scholarships are open to individuals representing minority-serving institutions or other institutions or organizations that may otherwise not be able to afford attendance.

Each scholarship is intended to cover the cost of registration and a portion of travel expenses for one attendee.

Please complete the questions below NO LATER than April 1. Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after March 10. If you have any questions, please contact Colin Large, Oklahoma State Liaison, at colin (at)

Scholarship application

Call for Proposals

A call for session presentations is open now and is due by March 16. Those chosen will be informed by March 20. Those interested in presenting can submit their session information here: Call for OK State Meeting Presentations

As the purpose of State Meeting is to share information with each other, all submissions and presentations are welcome. Just because you may not feel you are an expert does not mean that we in the state do not have something to learn from you!

Conference Location
Metro Technology Event Center
1900 Springlake Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73111


Multiple hotels are available in the area including:

Lincoln Inn Express
Sleep Inn and Suites
Embassy Suites

Oklahoma State Liaison

Colin Large
Center for Global Education | The University of Tulsa
918.631.3254 | colin[at]