NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo

Join peers and experts at the premier global professional learning and networking event for all international educators and organizations that support international education for the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo, "Global Leadership, Learning, and Change."

The Education Abroad (EA) Connector Program matches first-time attendees with education abroad professionals who have experience navigating the NAFSA Annual Conference. These mentors will help "first-timers" maneuver the conference schedule of events; target important sessions for education abroad professionals; and meet and get acquainted with colleagues in the field.

Connections are carefully selected based on matching criteria and pairs will be introduced and notified by email so they can connect prior to the conference.

EA Connector Program Timeline

  • Friday, April 19: Deadline for applications
  • Friday, April 26: Matches are made and e-mailed
  • Friday, May 10: Make sure to contact your EA Connectors by this date!

Enrollment for the EA Connector Program is closed.

Participants in the program should plan to connect by Email or phone prior to meeting in-person at the conference. Connector pairs will decide on how and when to meet based on their own arrival times and schedules. Below are a few events we hope you will attend:

Education Abroad at NAFSA 2019

  • Education Abroad Knowledge Community Update
    Monday, May 27 | 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
  • EA Network Reception
    Monday, May 27 | 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (There will be an area with signage for you to meet your EA Connector)
  • Education Abroad Newcomers Open Meeting
    Tuesday, May 28 | 10:15 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.