Build Your Career through Volunteering

December 18, 2015 | Topics: Careers

By Ellen Badger, Editor

Welcome to the first edition of Advice From the Field, a new monthly online column that offers trusted career and professional development advice for international education professionals at all levels. Informed by NAFSA’s Phase II Member Interest Group, each column will explore real questions from NAFSA members in the field looking to further their personal and professional development.... See More

Honor Excellence in International Education – 2016 NAFSA National Awards for Leadership

December 16, 2015 | Topics: Leadership

By Ivor Emmanuel

As the chair of the NAFSA Awards Subcommittee these last two years, I have had the privilege of reading nomination statements for a number of noteworthy colleagues. These statements are truly inspiring, and they give us the opportunity to get to know these distinguished individuals through a different lens. These award recommendations also serve as a reminder of the value of our work to the people we serve and the profession at large. There is no better way to write this blog than to share some of the comments included in these nomination statements.... See More

Why I’m Excited About the NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference

December 15, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Inge Steglitz

As chair of the NAFSA 2016 Annual Conference & Expo Annual Conference Committee (ACC), I have had the distinct honor of working with ACC content chair Sara Thurston and an outstanding ACC team to develop a rich and diverse range of educational opportunities for NAFSA 2016 that will make this year's program in Denver, Colorado, one of the best ever. ... See More

The Meaning of One Person, One Vote

December 10, 2015 | Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy

By Lisa Rosenberg

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that questioned whether everyone in a state’s congressional district has a right to representation, or if only eligible voters in that district do. Following the civil rights struggle for... See More

#GivingTuesday 2015

December 01, 2015 | Topics: Diversity and Inclusion

By Fanta Aw

NAFSA remains an inclusive and diverse association committed to hearing and acting on the many dialogues that are part of our association. Being committed to inclusion and openness requires that we are vigilant about engaging with others and intentional about hearing their voices. That is why I am asking for your support of NAFSA’s Diversity Impact Program through today’s #GivingTuesday online giving campaign.... See More

Plenary Connections: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

November 30, 2015 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Diana Carlin

NAFSA 2016 offers a full slate of outstanding plenary speakers. But one in particular is of special interest to me for both personal and professional reasons. When I read the introduction to Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's book, The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, describing the first time she arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan, I immediately identified with the sights, sounds, smells, and experience of wearing and keeping on a headscarf along with the anxiety of getting through the arrival process.... See More

What Kind of America Do We Want to Be?

November 24, 2015 | Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy

By Jill Welch

While campuses were celebrating the best of what international education has to offer during International Education Week, troubling events (and many troubling responses to those events) were dominating the media. Just over a week ago, we... See More

Give Back with #GivingTuesday and NAFSA's Diversity Impact Program

November 23, 2015 | Topics: Diversity and Inclusion

By NAFSA

#GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate generosity and to give back. Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation, it has grown into a global movement engaging 30,000 organizations worldwide every year. NAFSA participated in the #GivingTuesday movement for the first time in 2014. Our efforts helped contribute to the more than $45 million in donations contributed in a single day last year.... See More