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Taking Advocacy to Our Home Court

What is advocacy? Advocacy is action by one or many individuals to support and engage others for a common cause. Our action in advocacy began with NAFSA's Advocacy Day in 2015 where NAFSA Region III provided the opportunity for us to go to Capitol Hill to educate our members of Congress on
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Day Trips near Washington, DC

For those coming to Washington, DC ahead of NAFSA 2019 or staying after, there are many sites to see and experience beyond the city limits. Bordered by Maryland and Virginia, there are many places to vistit during your stay. If you're feeling adventurous, you could visit the Delaware coast or travel
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Where to Eat in Washington, DC

As one of the premiere food cities in America, Washington, DC offers limitless options of cuisines that are sure to tempt your appetite. Whether you're craving some good ol' American fare or a variety of international delicacies, the District has something for everyone. You can also find happy hour
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Uniting Voices: International Educators Advocate on the Hill

Advocacy takes all of our voices. NAFSA’s 2019 Advocacy Day brought more than 200 constituents, representing 42 states and 130 districts from across the United States together with their members of Congress to stand as a unified voice in support of international education. Advocates shared their
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Briefing Congress: Student Visas and the Hardest Entrance Exam

NAFSA's Counsel and Director of Immigration Policy, Heather Stewart, went to Capitol Hill on March 13, 2019 to join a panel of colleagues in briefing Congress on the issues driving international students to choose to study in more competitive countries. Additionally, the panel gave evidence of the
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Welcome to DC, Home of NAFSA 2019!

NAFSA 2019 host city Washington, D.C. is the place where you take a stroll on the “Mall,” head to work on the “Hill,” and take a tour at the “Library.” Washington, D.C. is so much more than monuments and politics: home to 14 national parks, a hotel housed in a historic church, and an underground
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