Education Abroad Leadership


Envisioning strategy and policy for education abroad offices.

Focus Track for Advanced EA Professionals

As you plan your partner meetings for the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference in Washington D.C., set aside mornings on Wednesday through Friday until 11:15 a.m. for your professional development. Use this scheduling tip now to make sure you have the time to attend the sessions that will be most relevant to you. The "focus track" for advanced education abroad professionals features critical content for those engaged in education abroad strategy and policy.

Upcoming Events

Effective Student Training for Global Careers
Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will learn strategies for delivering impactful and effective student staff training. 

Deadline for Education Abroad Knowledge Community Awards
May 1, 2019
Nominate your colleagues for the Lily von Klemperer Award and the Education Abroad Leadership Award by May 1, 2019. 

Past Events

Collegial Conversation: Community Members Joining Faculty Led Education Abroad Programs: Yea or Nay?
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
From community colleges to four-year institutions, questions often arise on whether to allow nonstudents to participate in study abroad programming. Join a Q&A Collegial Conversation on this topic led by Education Abroad experts from the field. 

Managing Education Abroad Fears with Effective Communication
January 23, 2019
In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, presenters will discuss managing perception versus reality, creating a proactive communication plan that addresses stakeholder concerns, and best practices for preparing your office to manage crisis communication.

NAFSA Town Hall: Innovation, Collaboration, Diversity, and Resilience in International Education
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
NAFSA’s International Education Town Hall recognizes the latest innovation, collaboration, and diversification strategies, as well as reflects on ways to be resilient as we face challenges in our daily work. Ravi Shankar, NAFSA's vice president for education and professional development and director of the International Center at Northwestern University, hosts the event. Share your own personal achievements and insights with the community.

Responding to Mental Health Issues in International Education
February 13, 2018
Explore techniques and resources to support students with mental health challenge

Government Connection: Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging
January 23, 2018
International safety and security for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad is a top priority for all U.S. colleges and universities many of whom base their programming and travel policies on safety information issued by the U.S. Department of State. With the announcement of a new leveled Travel Advisory system, institutions across the United States may need to review and revise their travel policies

NAFSA Resources for Advanced Education Abroad Professionals