Region X

Region X - Welcome!

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange. NAFSA's members number nearly 10,000 individuals from all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

Region X, which includes members in New York and New Jersey, has a long history rich with leadership, programmatic initiatives, enthusiasm, friends, and a reputation for excellence.

On this website you will find information about upcoming events in the region, immigration updates, the Region X team, and other resources to help you. We hope that you will find the site to be a useful resource and will visit it often.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please pass them on to us.

Region X Grant Opportunity for 2017 NAFSA Annual Conference

To apply, please complete the Region X Grant Application form attached. Additionally, we ask that you include a detailed estimate of expenses and statement of interest. We encourage you to include an estimated budget of participation costs for registration, accommodations, and travel, irrespective of the amount requested. Please highlight any previous experience with NAFSA, how the 2017 Annual Conference might impact your career, office, or community, and any specific limitations on your ability to attend. Your story helps us to better understand your needs and goals! Region X grants may be awarded to all NAFSA members in the region, along with any non-members who reside in New York or New Jersey and work or aspire to advance International Education efforts in our area.

Applications should be submitted by email to Lucy G. Cheung, Region X Past-Chair, at: For consideration, all applications must be received by Friday, April 7st (no extensions). Grant decisions will be made and announced by April 12th to ensure that awardees can meet the April 14th Early Bird registration deadline. In the meantime, applicants should consider making a hotel reservation, which can be modified or cancelled before the end of April as needed. Successful grant applications will include the following:

  • Region X Grant Application
  • Requested grant amount
  • Detailed summary of estimated expenses
  •  Statement of Purpose, with background information and personal goals
  •  Willingness to present at a Region X State Conference in June 2017

We truly hope you will consider applying for this fantastic grant opportunity! If you have any questions about this process, please contact me or any member of the Region X team. As a reminder, completed applications should be sent to me at

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 NAFSA Advocacy Day

March 13-14, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Each year, Region X sends a group of seasoned Advocacy Day representatives and some first timers to NAFSA's annual event in Washington, DC. Our members meet with their state and local congressional representatives to inform, promote and discuss important issues and legislation affecting international education.

Help move key legislation at NAFSA's 2017 Advocacy Day. Speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you!

After a day of training and strategizing, you will head to Capitol Hill with all the tools you need to educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more globally engaged and welcoming United States. Personal meetings will be scheduled for you with your elected officials and their staff in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Register now

Register by January 10 to take advantage of early-bird savings.
You must be logged in to register. If you do not have a NAFSA account, create one for free. Ask your NAFSA regional leadership team about travel grant opportunities.

Student Rate: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students attending with a full-time professional are welcome to register at the discounted student rate. Limit 3 students per professional.

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