NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries.

Mission, Vision, and Values

NAFSA believes that international education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, is essential for developing globally competent individuals.

Leadership and Governance

Meet NAFSA's Board of Directors and senior staff, review the governing documents that guide the association, and find out how you can get involved as a member leader.

NAFSA Senior Fellows

The NAFSA Senior Fellows provide intellectual support to NAFSA’s efforts in thought leadership and research and scholarship generation in higher education internationalization, global learning, and international affairs.


NAFSA honors excellence in international education in many ways and at many levels. Areas of recognition include long-term service to NAFSA and the field, innovation, and collaboration.

For the Media

NAFSA's online newsroom includes NAFSA press releases, official statements, and letters to the editor.

History of NAFSA

Explore the history of NAFSA, from the organization's founding 1948 to its role today as the world's leading voice for international education and exchange.