Advocacy Day


NAFSA Advocacy Day

March 18-19, 2019
Washington, D.C.

At NAFSA's 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. Save the date for NAFSA's 2019 Advocacy Day: March 18-19. Registration will open in October.

About Your Meetings

We aim to schedule three meetings for each participant (two with each of your Senate offices and one with your Representative’s office in the House). You will attend these meetings with other participants from your state and congressional district. Your meetings on Capitol Hill will be scheduled according to your home voting address and not that of your institution. All Advocacy Day attendees are encouraged to attend as private citizens.

2018 Advocate of the Year

Meet NAFSA's 2018 Advocate of the Year: Renée Bishai of The Ohio State University.

Regional Travel Grants

Application procedures and deadlines vary by region. Direct questions to your regional leadership team

Event Schedule

View the 2018 Advocacy Day schedule.


Katie O'Connell
202.737.3699 x2559

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