Global Viewpoint

Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Tightrope, Americans Reaching for Hope,” will be the Opening Plenary speaker at the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri.


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 the largest association serving international educators worldwide. Achieve professional success 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.

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 February issue explores how researchers from across the globe are tackling the world's most pressing—and complex—challenges.

Cover of the February 2020 issue of International Educator magazine

  February 20, 2020

Responding to a Worldwide Health Crisis and Travel Restrictions

Recent concerns regarding the coronavirus has myriad implications for the international education community in the United States and abroad. This Town Hall for NAFSA members will provide context for the current challenges for international educators and share updates on the travel restrictions for China. The discussion will conclude with a panel discussion on possible talking points, collaborations, and responses. NAFSA President Ravi Shankar will be joined by EA KC Chair Eduardo Contreras and KC ISSS Chair Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran.
Program Details & More

  March 16 - 17, 2020

Advocacy Day 2020 registration is closing soon! Join your colleagues in advocating for vital policies that impact international education, including OPT, Duration of Status, and expanding study abroad. Special registration rates (45% off) are now available for attendees from key Congressional...
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  April 24, 2020

Join NAFSA and colleagues in recognizing international education research at the eighth Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - on April 24, 2020 at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Bringing together...
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  May 24 - 26, 2020 August 5 - 7, 2020

The NAFSA Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education (IE) professionals. Since its inception, more than 700 IE managers have gained applicable real-world skills that have helped each take their career to the next...
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