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Trendspotting 2020: Populism and Xenophobia

The following is an excerpt from "Trendspotting 2020: Perspectives of Leaders in the Field" from the January 2020 issue of International Educator. Watching and interpreting future trends can help international educators define priorities and improve impact. But as Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr said,
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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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Take Action for Dreamers

Update: June 5, 2019 By a vote of 237 to 187, seven Republicans joined 230 Democrats yesterday in passing the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Find out how your Representative voted.) The House Judiciary Committee voted recently in favor of provisions of the
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Last Minute Tips for NAFSA 2019

NAFSA 2019 is just a few days away, and we've got you covered on the top things you need to know before you arrive in Washington, D.C. Logistics Whether you're flying in, driving or arriving by train, please be aware of the Metro map and schedule. A great app for smartphone users when getting around
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D.C.'s Happiest Hour

There are 2,233 restaurants in the District and more than half of those offer happy hour specials. There’s really no better place to indulge in half-price, delicious bites and drinks. You can find everything from tacos to tapas, cocktails to chardonnay, and best of all, great company! We’ve broken
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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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