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Advocacy Day

Speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you! Educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more globally engaged and welcoming United States. Registration for Advocacy Day 2018 opens later this month.


Action Alert: Pass the Dream Act

Urge your Senators and Representative to cosponsor the bipartisan Dream Act (S. 1615; H.R. 3440). This bill would protect young people brought to the United States as children without documentation. These young people are American in every way other than on paper. The United States is the only home they have ever known. We need an immigration system that allows these young people to continue their studies, enter the workforce, and continue to give back to our communities.

Action Alert: Urge your Senators to Support Study Abroad

Urge your Senators to cosponsor the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act or thank those that have already cosponsored. Take a minute to personalize the letter provided and explain why you support this bill, allowing more American students to get the global skills they need to succeed.

Action Alert: Travel to Cuba for All

Urge your Senators and Representative to cosponsor the bipartisan Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act (S. 1287; H.R. 351). Take a minute to personalize the draft letters provided and explain why you support this bill, making it possible for Americans to travel freely to Cuba, as they can to any other country.

NAFSA Educators for Cuba

NAFSA Educators for Cuba, a project of the NAFSA Cuba Engagement Initiative, provides policy leadership and targeted advocacy campaigns to end the U.S. trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba.


Welcoming Week 2017

NAFSA is proud to announce our partnership with Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week (September 15-24). Welcoming America is a network of U.S. cities, counties, states, and non-profit organizations who bring together host communities and immigrant and nonimmigrant newcomers. In the coming weeks, NAFSA will provide additional information on ways that your campus or institution can participate in Welcoming Week, a nationwide effort to highlight how our communities and campuses make immigrants, students, scholars and visitors feel welcome.

2017 Advocate of the Year

Fiona Grugan of the University of Arizona was presented with the 2017 Advocate of the Year Award by NAFSA President and Chair of the Board Elaine Meyer-Lee on March 14, 2017, in Washington, D.C., as part of NAFSA's 2017 Advocacy Day.

#IAdvocateFor

What is your vision for our world, our country, and our leaders? Watch the video on Connecting Our World and join the #IAdvocateFor campaign on Twitter.

NAFSA Global Leader Awards

NAFSA's Global Leader Awards recognize members of Congress that are champions for international education and advance policies that create a more welcoming and globally engaged United States.

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