Become an Academy Coach


Applications for the Academy Chair Designate/Chair for Academy Class 17 and 18 will open on February 15, 2019.

Academy Coach Applications for Class 17 open on April 1, 2019.

The Academy for International Education is a yearlong professional development program designed to provide newcomers with an introduction to the field of international education and those more experienced with an opportunity to broaden their perspectives. Experienced international educators serve as coaches and guide the learning of a cohort of up to six Academy trainees.

Note: You must be a NAFSA member to serve as a coach for the NAFSA Academy.

An Interview with an Academy Coach

Rendy SchraderRendy Schrader
Director of International Student and Scholar Advising
Indiana University

Rendy Schrader shares her experience of being an Academy Coach and offers advice to new, incoming coaches. Read her interview.