Since 1954, Region III has been a vibrant part of the larger NAFSA structure. Many of the region’s members have served in high, national-level positions and have been recognized with many awards and honors.

Team Leadership

A team of professionals manage the events and resources offered in Region III; this team consist of a chair stream as well as Conference Planner, Budget Manager, Development Chair, Registrar and Communication Liaison. In addition to these positions, the Leadership Team also includes Knowledge Communities Liaisons, State Liaisons, Regulatory Specialists, a Training Coordinator and the NAFSA Academy Coach. Please take a few minutes to view this list and note any members that may be of help to you. 

Our team is here to serve and help in any way. Should you have a question or concern, please feel free to reach out to the appropriate team member.

Join the Region III Network

The Region III network is designed for individuals to provide information and ideas to others in the region. This announcement space is your opportunity to connect. You do not need to be a NAFSA member to participate in the network.

Learn how to join the Region III network

Professional Development

Region III offers professional development for all international education practitioners in the region through the annual regional conference, state meetings, and on-demand workshops.


Formal and informal networking opportunities are available throughout the year. 


Every year at our region's annual conference we recognize individuals who are making significant contributions to the field of international education and exchange. We welcome nominations for both of our regional awards throughout the year. Learn more about the awards.

Region III Mentor Program

We would like to invite people of all experience levels and participants from all fields of international education to join the Region III Mentor Program.  Participants will meet periodically throughout the year and attend three virtual all-group gatherings throughout the program (launch, mid-point, and end-of-program celebration).  Scheduling and time commitments are flexible between mentors and mentees.

If you are interested, please fill out the Mentor Application or the Mentee Application. The deadline for the 2023 applications is Friday, February 17th.