NAFSA Regional Conferences

NAFSA regions welcome you to participate in exceptional events for international educators in October and November of 2023. Unite with experts and colleagues working together to create global learning opportunities for students and scholars. Select a conference that is convenient to you!


NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest and most diverse nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange, working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world today and for generations to come.

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Group Memberships

Prepare your team for the new academic year with NAFSA member resources. Form or expand a Group Membership with your colleagues at the same institutional or organizational location in the U.S., providing your team with special savings. Saving per member is based upon the size of your group.

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Benefits of Membership

Join the largest association serving international educators worldwide.

NAFSA membership provides you with unmatched access to best-in-class programs, critical updates, and resources to professionalize your practice. Members gain unrivaled opportunities to partner with experienced international education leaders and peers. Become a member and discover how one year of membership can make a difference.

Join NAFSA for only $199 as a New Member for your first year!

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International Student Value

NAFSA's latest analysis finds that international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities contributed $33.8 billion and supported 335,423 jobs to the U.S. economy during the 2021-2022 academic year. Access the International Student Economic Value Tool to view state- and congressional district-level data.


Adviser's Manual 360

The Adviser's Manual 360 is an online, searchable knowledge center of current U.S. laws, policies, and procedures related to international student and scholar immigration and visa issues. License this continuously updated essential resource for you and your staff and enjoy access on any device, anytime.

September 27, 2023 | 2:00 pm

Cross-Training ISSS Teams and Building Resilience

Join four ISSS directors for a live panel about cross-training ISSS staff. The panelists represent a diversity of institutional types and office configurations. They will examine a variety of scenarios such as providing backup during staff turnover and extended leaves, creating opportunities for professional development, justifying costs associated with cross-training, and developing more holistic advising. The content is relevant to international student and scholar services professionals from beginner level to advanced. NAFSA Peer-to-Peer Perspectives facilitate an online dialogue between
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September 27 - 29, 2023 | 2:00 pm
A foundational overview for professionals new to the H-1B petition process. Learn key regulatory information from experts in the field who provide guidance and insights into the common pitfalls that come with these petitions. This workshop helps you prepare the petition and also learn model...
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September 28, 2023 | 2:00 pm
This live virtual event will be recorded and available to NAFSA members. International education today defines our path forward. Sustaining success requires a multifaceted approach that involves an investment in people, cultivation of key relationships, and a keen sense of business savvy. In the U.S...
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October 22 - 24, 2023 | 8:00 am
This offering will be held in-person in conjunction with the NAFSA Region 10/Region 11 Bi-Regional Conference in Montreal, Canada! Develop Exceptional Management Skills The NAFSA Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international...
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November 1 - 3, 2023 | 2:00 pm
Develop a solid foundation for implementing assessment and evaluation for your international education programs. Applying best practices of survey design, focus group, and interview protocols, participants will develop an assessment to meet the growing institutional demand for data-informed driven...
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