Students, parents, business and higher education leaders, and policymakers all agree that we now need a workforce that is globally competent and internationally educated. Any country’s economy is inextricably linked to the global economy, offering both opportunities and challenges to local businesses. Without a globally competent workforce those businesses risk being unable to adapt to new markets and new demands.
NAFSA believes that international education must be a critical component of a quality education. International education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is essential for developing globally competent individuals, and builds leadership for the global community. We believe that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by peace, security, and well-being for all.
Stay tuned for upcoming events.
Effective Student Training for Global Careers
April 11, 2019
This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar will share strategies for delivering impactful and effective training for student staff or volunteers to prepare them for future global careers. Examples of programs from international student services and education abroad offices that focus on helping them develop global leadership and intercultural competencies will be provided.
Global Learning for Career Education
February 14, 2019
This is the fourth session in Series III of Architecture for Global Learning and is part of the Spring Group: Global Learning for Your Goals. This AGL session explores examples of global learning integration into nontraditional career post-secondary and higher education environments.
Global Learning for 21st Century Workforce Development
December 6, 2018
This is the third session in Series III of Architecture for Global Learning (AGL) and is part of the Fall Group: Global Learning Theory at Work. This AGL session provides examples of the new ways international educators and employers are identifying and developing students’ global competencies; those that 21st century graduates are expected to have as they transition into career paths in an evolving, global marketplace.
Roundtable on the Role of Community Colleges in Global Workforce Development
October 4, 2018
NAFSA convened experts and leaders in higher education, community colleges, business, and policy for a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to examine the specific role that community colleges play in preparing their students for global workforce.
Roundtable on the Economic Imperative of a Global Education
April 11, 2018
NAFSA hosted a roundtable discussion on the importance of ensuring that college graduates receive a global education. The roundtable was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and included business leaders; university presidents and professors; and policy professionals.
- The Role of Community Colleges in Global Workforce Development - White Paper from the NAFSA Global Workforce Development Roundtable Series
- The Economic Imperative of a Global Education - White paper from the NAFSA 2018 Worldview Global Workforce Development Roundtable
- International Educator – Articles from NAFSA's flagship bimonthly magazine focusing on Global Workforce Development
- Internships, Service Learning, & Volunteering Abroad
- NAFSA Global Preparation Lens
- Advising Globally Mobile Students for Career Success
- Demonstrating Value: Success Strategies for International Education Leaders
- Developing an International Internship Program
- Helping Students Translate Study Abroad for the Job Search
- Hiring International Employees – Creating and Evaluating Sponsorship Policy
- Successful Career Planning for International Students
- Toward Globally Competent Pedagogy: Guidelines for Internationalizing Teacher Education
- Best Practices for International Internships: University and Provider Perspectives
- Career Development and Education Abroad: Offices in Collaboration
- Developing an International Internship Program
- International Education Week with NAFSA
- Gaining an Edge with Education Abroad: Articulating the International Experience
- NAFSA Career Center
- NAFSA Policy & Advocacy
- NAFSA Worldview
- Not Just “Life-Changing!” Helping U.S. Students Articulate Skills Garnered During Study Abroad
- Work, Intern, Volunteer & Research Abroad: Funding Resources for Students
- American Academy for Arts & Sciences – The State of the Humanities 2018: Graduates in the Workforce and Beyond
- American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) – Community College Daily
- Asia Society – Mapping the Nation
- Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) – Employer Survey & Economic Trend Research
- Bates College & Gallup - Expanding Higher Ed's Purpose
- British Council – Culture at Work
- Brookings Institution – Higher education and workforce policy: Creating more skilled workers (and jobs for them to fill)
- Brookings Institution - Opportunity Industries: Exploring the Industries that Concentrate Good and Promising Jobs in Metropolitan America
- Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) – The National Higher Education and Workforce Initiative: Forging Strategic Partnerships for Undergraduate Innovation and Workforce
- CareerProfessor.works – What’s Employability?
- CompeteAmerica: The Alliance for a Competitive Workforce – Passport to Prosperity: All-Stars for America
- Cultural Vistas – The Future of Work Calls for Embracing Uncertainty
- European Association for International Education (EAIE) – Employer insights: What gets your students hired?
- IIE and the AIFS Foundation – Study Abroad Matters: Linking Higher Education to the Contemporary Workforce through International Experience
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – Are College Graduates “Career Ready”?
- National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – The Key Attributes Employers Seek on Students’ Resumes
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work
- Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – OECD Skills for Jobs Database
- UK House of Lords - AI in the UK: Ready, Willing and Able?
- University World News - Universities Funded to Train Next Generation of AI Talent
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – Monthly Labor Review
- U.S. Department of Education – Employability Skills Framework