The NAFSA Advantage

Advancing Together

NAFSA membership is essential to help you, your programs, and students thrive and succeed in these challenging times.

Your support and participation is vital for NAFSA to offer guidance on regulatory changes and provide up-to-date-professional development for your career. Your collaboration enables you to learn and share with colleagues from around the world. Finally, NAFSA members advocate and champion the value of international for all.

Benefits of NAFSA Membership

  • Engage with NAFSA's nearly 10,000 members by joining our incredibly vibrant and welcoming community online or at NAFSA's Annual Conference & Expo, the largest conference within the international education field, available to members at a significant discount.
  • Access the NAFSA Career Center designed to help you build a powerful international education career, whether you are entering the field or are already an established professional.
  • Take advantage of proven professional learning resources that include publications, e-Learning courses, e-Learning Seminars, workshops, global learning colloquia, and collegial conversations, many available at no cost to members or at a substantial member discount.
  • Join professional knowledge communities that include: Education Abroad; International Education Leadership; International Enrollment Management; International Student and Scholar Services; and Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.
  • Secure expert information about government regulations and compliance, including regulatory updates; the NAFSA Adviser's Manual 360 at a substantial member discount; proven practices; and support for your campus internationalization efforts.
  • Discover advocacy and public policy resources that include meetings with your elected officials on Capitol Hill at NAFSA Advocacy Day, legislative updates, the annual International Student Economic Value Tool, and year-round campaigns to advocate for a more welcoming and globally engaged United States.
  • Stay informed with annual subscriptions to International Educator magazine and, NAFSA's weekly member-only e-newsletter.
  • Keep current on research and trends in international education with the NAFSA Research Connection and the quarterly Trends & Insights columns that highlight issues affecting global learning.
  • Grow your career with comprehensive professional development programs that include the NAFSA Academy for International Education and the NAFSA Management Development Program.


Have a question? Read the frequently asked questions about membership.

Annual Membership

  • Individual Member - $459
  • Retired Member - $153
  • Student Member - $153
  • Community Volunteer - $153

Members Save

NAFSA members save $350 on regular Annual Conference registration. Save even more on additional programs and events!