Graduate Student Central


Welcome to Graduate Student Central! This “one-stop-shop” is designed to support graduate students and young professionals with resources related to conducting research, opportunities for professional development, as well as networking in the field of international higher education.

This project was launched in 2010 by a group of dedicated volunteers from NAFSA’s Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLS KC) seeking to help graduate students advance in their studies and succeed in launching their careers.

NAFSA 2018

Several events at the 2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo May 27-June 1, 2018 were designed specifically for graduate students. The conference brought together almost 10,000 international education professionals, scholars, and students from around the world to explore the theme "Diverse Voices, Shared Commitment."

Research Resources

Find resources with links to academic journals, opportunities for funding, as well as guidance for conducting and publishing your research.

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Professional Development

Explore a listing of professional organizations in international education and related fields, options for professional training, and graduate programs.

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Network and Get Involved

Learn more about ways to get connected in the field of international education and current TLS KC projects.

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TLS Award

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Career Center

Intern with NAFSA

NAFSA offers competitive part-time internships for undergraduate and graduate students who want to explore careers in international education, association management, and the non-profit sector.

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