Education Abroad Leadership


Envisioning strategy and policy for education abroad offices.

Focus Track for Advanced EA Professionals

As you plan your partner meetings for the NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, set aside mornings on Wednesday through Friday until 11:15 a.m. for your professional development. Use this scheduling tip now to make sure you have the time to attend the sessions that will be most relevant to you. The "focus track" for advanced education abroad professionals features critical content for those engaged in education abroad strategy and policy.

Upcoming Events

NAFSA Town Hall: Innovation, Collaboration, Diversity, and Resilience in International Education
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. (EST)
NAFSA’s International Education Town Hall recognizes the latest innovation, collaboration, and diversification strategies, as well as reflects on ways to be resilient as we face challenges in our daily work. Ravi Shankar, NAFSA's vice president for education and professional development and director of the International Center at Northwestern University, hosts the event. Share your own personal achievements and insights with the community.

Managing Education Abroad Fears with Effective Communication
January 23, 2019
In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, presenters will discuss managing perception versus reality, creating a proactive communication plan that addresses stakeholder concerns, and best practices for preparing your office to manage crisis communication.

Past Events

NAFSA Strategic Retreat on Data Informed Decisionmaking
July 26-27, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
Data collection and analysis is an integral part of an international educator’s work. When advocating for a new program, developing new strategies, or advocating for additional staff, international educators need data to achieve their goals. The NAFSA Strategic Retreat for International Educators offers an opportunity to discuss the key components of using data to enhance an international program.

NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit
July 30, 2018 | Washington, D.C.
Gain insights and up-to-date information on regulations related to the accessibility of financial aid and compliance with Title IX and the Clery Act.

Responding to Mental Health Issues in International Education
February 13, 2018
Explore techniques and resources to support students with mental health challenge

Government Connection: Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging
January 23, 2018
International safety and security for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad is a top priority for all U.S. collages and universities many of whom base their programming and travel policies on safety information issued by the U.S. Department of State. With the announcement of a new leveled Travel Advisory system, institutions across the United States may need to review and revise their travel policies

NAFSA Resources for Advanced Education Abroad Professionals