What We Stand For

Global learning leads to a more engaged and welcoming United States, more responsive and participatory government, and a more secure and peaceful world. To advance our mission, NAFSA advocates for policies that foster the exchange of ideas, create a commonsense immigration process, support the evolution and improvement of democratic institutions, and encourage enlightened global engagement.

Foreign Policy: Ending the Travel Ban and Embargo on Cuba

Continue to normalize relations with Cuba, focusing on freedom of travel, education, and exchange.

Visa and Immigration Policy: Reform for a System that Works

Create a fair immigration process with a roadmap to earned citizenship and more green cards for graduates to enhance U.S. innovation and competitiveness.

Education Policy: Expanding Access to Study Abroad for U.S. Students

Expand and diversify opportunities for Americans to gain the foreign language and cross-cultural skills necessary to be competent in a global economy.