NAFSA Resources for Operational Resilience

NASFA offers these resources and guidance on crisis management for COVID-19 and other crises for the international education community. NAFSA hopes this information helps you, your programs, and your students during this challenging time.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest 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.

NAFSA 2020 Cancellation

In deep concern for the health and safety of our attendees, NAFSA has canceled the 2020 Annual Conference & Expo scheduled to take place in St. Louis, Missouri. Learn more about the cancellation of the conference.

Benefits of Membership

Join the largest association serving international educators worldwide. Achieve success at every stage of your career.

NAFSA membership provides you with unmatched access to best-in-class programs, information, and resources to professionalize your practice. NAFSA members gain unrivaled opportunities to partner with experienced leaders and colleagues within international education. 

NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool

Student Economic Value

NAFSA's latest analysis finds that international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities contributed $41 billion and supported 458,290 jobs to the U.S. economy during the 2018-2019 academic year.

NAFSA Adviser's Manual

Adviser's Manual 360

NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360 is the comprehensive source on U.S. immigration policy and procedures impacting educational institutions in the United States, providing information critical to every international student and scholar services office.

International Educator Magazine

International Educator (IE) is the flagship magazine of NAFSA. IE maintains the highest standards of intellectual quality, editorial excellence, and design to service its readers who are working worldwide to advance international education and exchange.

The March issue explores new perspectives in measuring return on investment for international student recruitment.

Cover of the March 2020 issue of International Educator

  April 14, 2020

Town Hall: Public Health and International Education – What's Now and What's Next

International educators have had to quickly adjust and shift to a different environment to support their students and scholars and manage expectations due to the impact of COVID-19. This Town Hall features a public health expert and an IIE researcher alongside seasoned international educators. The speakers reflect on public health trends that affect our work, current "triage" plans, and lessons learned.
Program Details & More

  April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EDT What did you learn about your crisis management plan during this most recent pandemic response? Although most offices have a protocol for crisis management, it is often found lacking when put to the test. During this text-based chat, three panelists will answer...
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  May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020

This newly updated four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will lead participants towards developing a comprehensive and nuanced approach to improve their F-1 advising. Through real-world case studies, participants will gain skills to advise international students through the complexities of...
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  May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020

This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides an overview of the international enrollment management cycle and effective recruitment strategies at each phase. Participants are guided through the steps required to build a successful international student recruitment plan and are given the...
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  May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020

Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. This new four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will take participants beyond the basics to improve advising strategies for F-1 students seeking employment and...
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