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November 18-22, 2019

November 18-22 marks the 20th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW), an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide. Institutions across the United States and around the world are hosting events throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and internationalization.

Connect Your Campus

Expand perspectives, foster dialogue, and build recognition and support of international education with NAFSA programs and resources during International Education Week. NAFSA will offer several online and in-person community events that you can share with campus program staff. Topics include campus internationalization, conflict resolution and social justice, research, and the economic impact of international students in your local area.

The Role of Higher Education in Resolving Conflict and its Consequences - Event and LIVE Webcast
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. (EST)

Over the years, higher education institutions have played a vital role in resolving conflict through education, training, and research. As USIP celebrates its 35th anniversary and as NAFSA: Association of International Educators continues into its seventh decade of impact in the field of international education, this program will highlight collaboration between the field of peacebuilding and higher education to address the modern-day challenges of conflict.

Collaborations 101: EA and Financial Aid Offices - Collegial Conversation - Online Learning Event
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Successful interactions with your financial aid partners on campus can ease the stress for your education abroad students. During this one-hour text-based chat, presenters from Financial Aid and Education Abroad offices, as well as a representative from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors (NASFAA) will answer your questions on the basics of interacting with financial aid offices and share best practices for operations and work flow between the two entities. Collaborations 101: EA and Financial Aid Offices will be hosted by the EA Funding Education Abroad Subcommittee and the EA Federal Financial Aid Subcommittee. Collegial Conversations are a NAFSA member-benefit.

NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel - Live Webcast
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. (EST)

Join the 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award Presidential Panel live webcast from Washington, D.C. Watch this annual gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions as they discuss their successes in campus internationalization. This event is accessible free of charge.

NAFSA thanks Northeastern University for sponsoring the 2019 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel Webcast.

NAFSA Research Symposium: A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - In-Person Learning Event
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. (EST)

The NAFSA Research Symposium serves as a venue for the research community in the field of international education and related disciplines to share original unpublished work and discuss research problems in an academic and professional environment. The Research Symposium is considered relevant to international educators at every stage of their career – graduate students, post-docs, faculty members, and scholar-practitioners.

Special Resources

NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool
Obtain the latest information about the economic contributions of international students and their families to the United States. Sort the data at the national level and by state, region, and congressional district to get a clear picture of just how much the United States benefits from international education. View 10-year trends and detailed job sector analysis. And, use data in advocacy with institutional leadership as well as government officials. This resource is available free of charge.

NAFSA Internationalizing the Campus Report
Learn more about the Simon Award-winning institutions profiled in NAFSA’s 2019 Internationalizing the Campus: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities, a report on international education in the United States. The report presents an agenda for action, with case studies and campus models highlighting sound educational practices. Designed as a tool for campus-based international educators to share with their institution's top leadership—and perhaps their trustees— Internationalizing the Campus documents and underscores the value of international education for audiences including NAFSA members and the international education community at large, national and international opinion leaders, policymakers, the media, and business and industry.

NAFSA Research Symposium Series, Volume 3
Explore the latest compilation of original, innovative research in international education developed from recent NAFSA Research Symposium events as a resource for all international educators – scholars, practitioners, and scholar-practitioners. With nine articles relevant to each of NAFSA’s five Knowledge Communities, this latest volume of the Research Symposium Series provides important connections between research and practice for NAFSA members and the international education community at large. This resource is available free of charge.