Welcome to Succeed Campaign


International students, scholars, and their families are assets to academic and scientific innovation, public diplomacy, economic vitality, and national security. The United States must remain a welcoming nation to continue to benefit from these talented individuals. NAFSA stands ready to help our nation’s policymakers develop policies that would welcome the world’s best and brightest to our schools.

Davis Engel StiversMembers of the 116th Congress Welcome International Students and Scholars to their Districts

NAFSA thanks the members of Congress that submitted official statements for the record that reflect their commitment to making international students and scholars feel welcome.

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International students and scholars create jobs, drive innovation, enrich our classrooms, strengthen national security, and become America’s greatest foreign policy assets. International students and scholars are great for America.

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Infographic: International Students Contribute to Our Economy and American Innovation
View and download an infographic with the latest data and statistics on how international students contribute to our economy and American innovation.

Infographic: U.S. at Risk of Losing the Benefits of Talented International Students
View and download an infographic with the latest data and statistics on how the United States is at risk for losing the benefits of talented international students.

Policy Recommendations

capitolIssue Brief: Welcoming International Students and Scholars
NAFSA urges members of Congress to support international students and scholars by taking the suggested actions below to improve immigration and visa policy.

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welcome to succeedAbout the Welcome To Succeed Campaign
Find out what’s at stake and how you can join the campaign.

senateInternational Education is Not a Partisan Issue - and Congress Agrees
NAFSA’s Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy Jill Welch testified before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration on June 6, 2018.

valueNAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool
Explore NAFSA's annual state-by-state and congressional district analysis of the economic contributions of international students and their families to the U.S. economy.

Members of Congress Welcome International Students and Scholars
Representative Gerald Connolly (VA-11) led a group of lawmakers in speaking out on the floor of the House of Representatives and submitting statements on the record noting the important contributions of international students and scholars.

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