Community Colleges

NAFSA supports international educators at community colleges with programs, products, and services to excel within their practice. NAFSA members at community colleges enjoy additional access to special programs and networking opportunities.


Engage with the NAFSA community and start building connections that will boost your career and increase your profile in the field.

Community College Institutional Interest Group (CCIIG)
The mission of Community College Institutional Interest Group is to provide a forum that facilitates and promotes the sharing of common interests, information, and experiences among international educators affiliated with community colleges and other professional colleagues.

Economic Value

Economic Value NAFSA's latest analysis finds that international students studying at U.S. community colleges contributed $2.3 billion and supported over 12,000 jobs to the U.S. economy during the 2019-2020 academic year. Read the full report.

Introductory Resources

Explore NAFSA’s wide portfolio of professional learning resources to help community college professionals build their skills, excel in their positions, and distinguish themselves in the field.

NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change." Register to attend the international education event of the year. Learn more.

Community College Programs
Participate in special programs at the annual conference specific to the needs of community college professionals.

NAFSA Preconference Workshops
Deepen current skills, acquire skills in a specialized area, or gain cross-cutting functional skills, NAFSA's Workshops introduce best practices and in-depth exploration of job-specific skills in areas including international student advising, education abroad, and international admissions. Enroll in a preconference workshop. Several workshops that you may want to consider include:

NAFSA Online Professional Learning Opportunities

On-Demand e-Learning Seminars
NAFSA's on-demand e-Learning Seminars offer real-world guidance and resources for professionals seeking solutions and best practices for current international education topics.

NAFSA e-Learning Courses
NAFSA’s four-week online courses are divided into convenient modules. Gain access to valuable resources, worksheets, and glossaries. Learn where to find key resources to continue your learning after the course ends.

e-Learning Express
NAFSA’s e-Learning Express courses provide targeted answers to specific topics – in less than an hour.

NAFSA Publications

Consider essential publications authored by NAFSA experts. Learn more about additional titles and resources at Shop NAFSA.

Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization

The Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that are making significant, well-planned, well-executed, and well-documented progress toward comprehensive internationalization. NAFSA is pleased to have recognized excellence at Community Colleges with Simon Award honors. Learn more.

  • Bellevue Community College in Washington
  • Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Community College of Philadelphia
  • El Camino College
  • Green River Community College
  • Harper College
  • Howard Community College in Maryland
  • Kapi'olani Community College/University of Hawaii
  • Lone Star College System
  • Santa Monica College
  • Shoreline Community College