Sessions and Workshops

Annual Conference & Exporegistration

The NAFSA Annual Conference each year typically hosts over 200 sessions and over 40 preconference workshops. Both sessions and workshops should be created with a specific audience in mind and a clearly defined content focus area. NAFSA has ten content focus areas for submitters to consider when submitting their proposal.

Please view our session and workshop proposal templates to plan your proposal today!

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Content Focus Area Description

Achieving Comprehensive Internationalization

Infusing international and comparative perspectives throughout the teaching, research and service missions of higher education. Strategies and tactics for articulating the value of international education on campus.

Global Issues and Trends

Global trends and international developments that have an impact on international education. Developments in such areas as national interests, economics, security, higher educational policy, society, or the environment are appropriate.

Management and Strategy

Models, policies, and practices for management of an office or program in international education, or principles, methods, and leadership strategies for strategic planning and policy making in order to achieve the goals and mission of international education within an institution or organization.

Practitioner Toolbox

Information, tools, and training that showcase developments in the field, research, good practice, and knowledge as it applies to daily work in international education. This content focus area is of most interest to those who provide programs and/or service directly to students and scholars planning for or engaged in international education.

Technology and Social Media

Electronic tools and systems to improve professional practice and build partnership and relationships; initiatives that involve social media tools that are used to inform and bring people together.

Professional and Leadership Development

Development of skills and strategies that will help international educators achieve career goals, reach leadership potential, and find balance between personal and professional life.

Public Policy

Strategies and tactics for advocating the value of international education in order to influence public policy at the city, state, national, and/or international level.

Regulatory Complexities

Guidance and information on government regulations in the United States and abroad that impact international education and exchange.

Social Responsibility, Diversity, and Inclusion

Research and practice connections between peace, social justice, equity, civil society, ethical practice, human rights, environmental impact, and sustainability issues to the work of international educators.

Teaching and Learning in International Education

Development of curriculum for and integration of Global Learning pedagogy into teaching and learning. Research, theory, and model practices that support the development of global competence. This content focus area is of most interest to those who develop curricula and provide instruction to students in courses with a global focus or in a global context.

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