Press Releases and Statements



Mar. 27, 2015NAFSA Statement on Brookings Recommendations: A Smarter Way to Retain STEM Foreign Students

Feb. 24, 2015NAFSA Announces 2015 Simon Awards


Dec. 17, 2014President Obama Takes Historic Steps to Expand U.S. Engagement with Cuba

Dec. 2, 2014Best-selling Author Malcolm Gladwell to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Nov. 20, 2014President Obama Keeps His Promise to the American People and Takes Action on Immigration

Nov. 18, 2014Nobel Peace Laureate and Human Rights Activist Tawakkol Karman to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Nov. 18, 2014 Ebola: National Higher Education Associations Comment on Public Health Concerns

Nov. 17, 2014 International Students Contribute $26.8 Billion to the U.S. Economy

Nov. 14, 2014 Media Advisory: College Presidents to Discuss How to Expand Innovative and Sustainable International Education

Nov. 10, 2014 NAFSA Announces Winners of French Initiative to Increase U.S. Study Abroad to France

Nov. 6, 2014 Human Rights Activist and Former Child Soldier Ishmael Beah to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Oct. 28, 2014 First Plenary Speaker Announced for NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference: Shiza Shahid, Cofounder and Ambassador of the Malala Fund

July 9, 2014 Media Advisory: NAFSA’s Online Conference Brings Big Data and International Student Recruitment To You

May 28, 2014 Perceptions of International Student Retention Vary Substantially

May 27, 2014 University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman Awarded NAFSA’s Prestigious Cassandra Pyle Award

May 28, 2014 Five Outstanding International Educators Recognized with NAFSA Awards

May 9, 2014 World's Largest International Education Conference Coming to San Diego

May 6, 2014 DHS Announces Regulations to Make United States more Welcoming to Global Academic Talent

Apr. 23, 2014 NAFSA Statement on Jeb Bush’s Remarks on Immigration Reform

Apr. 8, 2014 H-1B Visas Maxed Out Cited as Dysfunction in the U.S. Broken Immigration System

Apr. 3, 2014 NAFSA Lauds Ambassador Jacobs, a Stalwart Leader in International Education

Feb. 25, 2014 NAFSA Announces 2014 Simon Award Recipients

Jan. 28, 2014 Statement from NAFSA CEO Marlene Johnson on State of the Union Address

Jan. 17, 2014 Secretary Kerry Announces First Grant Winners at President Obama's 100,000 Strong in the Americas Partnership Launch


Dec. 18, 2013 Award-Winning Actress Anna Deavere Smith to Perform at 2014 NAFSA Annual Conference of International Educators

Nov. 15, 2013 NAFSA Praises Immigration Reform Leaders in the House Despite Speaker Boehner’s Inaction

Nov. 11, 2013 International Students Support Job Creation and Contribute $24 Billion to U.S. Economy

Oct. 11, 2013 NAFSA Presents California Representative Zoe Lofgren with Global Leader Award

Oct. 10, 2013 Seven Leaders in International Education Elected to NAFSA Board of Directors

Oct. 2, 2013 Bipartisan Immigration Reform Legislation Introduced in House; NAFSA Urges Action

July 16, 2013 New Data Show International Students Support Job Creation and Contribute $21.8 Billion to U.S. Economy

June 27, 2013 NAFSA Celebrates Senate Passage of Immigration Bill

May 30, 2013 Two-Time President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias to Speak At Final Day of International Educators Conference in St. Louis

May 29, 2013 Peace Activist and Former Marine Rye Barcott to Speak At International Educators Conference on Thursday

May 28, 2013 Top Brain Surgeon and Former Migrant Farm Worker To Address International Educators on Wednesday

May 27, 2013 Kofi Annan in St. Louis to Kick Off International Educators Conference at the America's Center

May 22, 2013 NAFSA Statement on Immigration Reform Bill

May 15, 2013 More Than 8,000 International Educators Headed to St. Louis

May 13, 2013 NAFSA Letter to Senate Judiciary On Value of Foreign Students to the United States

May 8, 2013 NAFSA Announces Two New Senior Fellows in Internationalization

Apr. 24, 2013 NAFSA Statement Correcting the Record on Student Visas

Apr. 17, 2013 NAFSA Statement on Immigration Legislation

Apr. 3, 2013 NAFSA Commends the AP for Decision to Drop 'Illegal Immigrant' from Style Guide

Mar. 25, 2013 Ken Reade of Dartmouth College Presented with NAFSA’s 2013 Advocate of the Year Award

Mar. 7, 2013 Media Advisory: World’s Largest International Education Conference Coming to St. Louis

Feb. 26, 2013 Eight Colleges and Universities Named 2013 "Simon Award" Winners By NAFSA

Feb. 13, 2013 NAFSA CEO Johnson Statement on State of the Union

Jan. 29, 2013 NAFSA Statement on President Obama's Immigration Remarks

Jan. 23, 2013 Internationally Renowned Brain Surgeon and Former Migrant Farm Worker “Dr. Q” to Speak at 2013 NAFSA Conference of International Educators


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