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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.

Exhibit at NAFSA 2020

The NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo is the ideal event to share the latest developments and innovative solutions with a fast-growing group of professionals. A global audience ready to learn and engage with your programs, products, and services will be waiting for you in St. Louis, Missouri.

Benefits of Membership

Join NAFSA and experience the advantage of increasing your professional effectiveness at every stage of your career.

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

You Are Welcome Here


NAFSA is pleased to announce our leadership and support of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, which sends the important message that international students and scholars are welcome in the United States.

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 bimonthly 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.

International Educator July August 2019

  July 23, 2019

Pre-departure Orientations for Secondary Schools

Secondary school pre-departure orientation (PDO) programs have many things in common with university level PDOs. However, additional information needs to be covered as the participants are often minors under the legal age of 18. This mandates that for all intents and purposes they are under the care of the faculty or administrator leading the education abroad experience. Additionally, due to the significance of leading minors out of the country, the audience for the PDO must include not only students, but families as well. Join us for a text-based Q&A session with experts from the field of
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  July 19, 2019

Members of NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison (CAL) subcommittee have been working with VFS and the French Consulate in DC over the last year to understand the changes in student visa processes and procedures. Join the one-hour Collegial Conversation, a text-based chat, to get your questions about...
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  August 1 - 30, 2019

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 training benefits. Through a series of employment and training scenarios, participants will dive into the gray areas where answers require...
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  August 1 - 30, 2019 September 1 - 30, 2019

This four-week, self-paced course provides a general overview of the fundamentals needed to advise J-1 Exchange Visitors to help them maintain their status during their stay in the United States. You will learn regulatory terminology, concepts and the documentation needed for orientation, SEVIS...
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  August 1 - 31, 2019 September 1 - 30, 2019

This new four-week, self-paced 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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This position provides strategic leadership for the department and is responsible for the overall design and management of a public policy and public affairs strategy.

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St George's University

This role within the International Marketing and Communications department is responsible for development and deployment of consumer engagement and communication strategies, tools, and execution.

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Lorenzo de' Medici

This position will acts as a resource, advocate, and liaison for a diverse population of students, working collaboratively with faculty and institutional offices to facilitate a holistic learning environment.

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Eastern New Mexico University

This role serves as a Designated School Official for the F-1 student program and as an Alternate Responsible Officer for the J-1 student exchange program.

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