Plenary Speaker

Olympic Gold Medalist, children’s healthcare advocate, and author of “A Kind of Grace” Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Speak at NAFSA 2020.


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.

International Education Awards

Nominate your colleagues and mentors for their outstanding contributions to the field with the NAFSA International Education Awards. Areas of recognition include long-term service to NAFSA and the field, innovation, and collaboration. All members of the association are encouraged to participate by submitting their nominations by February 1.

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.

Cover for the January 2020 issue of IE

  March 16 - 17, 2020

Advocacy Day

At NAFSA's Advocacy Day, speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you! After a day of training and strategizing, you will head to Capitol Hill with all the tools you need to educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more globally engaged and welcoming United States. Personal meetings will be scheduled for you with your elected officials and their staff in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
Program Details & More

  January 29, 2020

One of the more complicated challenges that international offices face is providing visa options for short-term trainees, students, and visitors with patient or animal care responsibilities. This text-based Q&A session will provide perspectives from a variety of institutions on how they manage...
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  January 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced new guidance to the way veteran’s educational benefits can be used for education abroad programs. Members of NAFSA’s Education Abroad Regulatory Practice Committee and a School Certifying Official from the University of Colorado Boulder will...
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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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iTEP International

This position is responsible for promoting and marketing iTEP exams to intensive English language programs, private middle/high schools, colleges/universities and companies.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The Immigration Manager coordinates and supervises the various functions of immigration services and immigration compliance.

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New York Genome Center

This position is responsible for providing immigration support and services to individuals who are current or prospective employees of NYGC.

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This position works with NAFSA member leaders to facilitate the development and dissemination of knowledge about higher education internationalization (IZN).

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