Neighborhoods in Washington, DC

April 24, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

You'd never guess from its size that Washington, DC boasts roughly 131 neighborhoods and four distinctive quadrants. Each section of the District has a story to tell, and the history, culture, and community behind each neighborhood is rich and unique. Let's break it down. While in Washington, DC for NAFSA 2019, you'll find there are distinct neighborhoods in each of the four quadrants of the city.... See More

Why the United States Needs a National Strategy to Promote Study Abroad

April 15, 2019

By Mark Farmer

Karin Fischer, reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, asked why the United States needed a national strategy to promote study abroad. This is my response.

The United States needs a national strategy to promote study abroad because study abroad strengthens our national and economic security and provides countless benefits to our students, but it remains out of the question for far too many.

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Day Trips Near Washington, DC

April 12, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

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 to Richmond, Virginia (both are about a two hour drive). If you weren't able to... See More

NAFSA 2019 Workshop Spotlight: Managing Mental Health Issues and Suicidal Ideation Abroad

April 08, 2019

By Brad Sekulich

As education abroad professionals, we have led the expanding discussions in our field about health and safety. Physical, emotional, and mental health topics are critical components of our programs, orientations, and day-to-day work and have been for quite some time. It is our professional responsibility to stay informed on the latest developments, and we must all remain active in these... See More

Where to Eat in Washington, DC

April 05, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

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

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Uniting Voices: International Educators Advocate on the Hill

April 03, 2019

By Kyla Goss

Advocacy Day 2019Advocacy 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...... See More

NAFSA 2019 Workshop Spotlight: Managing Conflict Across Cultures: Skills for Inclusive Leadership

April 02, 2019

By Brad Sekulich

With NAFSA's 2019 Annual Conference & Expo just around the corner, the Annual Conference Committee (ACC) is proud to highlight some of the Current Topics Workshops (CTWs) that will be available in Washington, DC. Not only do these workshops enhance and promote the conference theme, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change", they also provide timely and critical training for... See More