The following organizations, which are independent of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, provide additional opportunities to network and access resources within your state as well as local communities.

Group Contact Address/Phone Number Description of Activities
Bmore Abroad
Liz Shearer ([email protected])
  1. BMore Abroad works within Baltimore and the state of Maryland to increase access to study abroad for local students, and engaging professionals, students, and alumni in the holistic advancement of education abroad as a field through networking events, training sessions, and conferences.
  2. The group envisions a community of EA professionals that work toward advancing the field of education abroad through active engagement across institutional and organizational boundaries providing leadership and a platform for local education abroad professionals to collaborate and innovate.
  3. The group meets monthly.
  4. Please check the website for more information.
PACIE (Pennsylvania Council for International Education)
Christina Good
Christina Good
[email protected]
1854 Old Orchard Rd.
Abington, PA  19001
  1. PACIE is a statewide association of more than 55 universities, colleges, and research institutions active in international education.
  2. They work to strengthen international education across the commonwealth through collaborative projects and serving as an advocate for international education at the state level.
  3. PACIE publishes a newsletter and holds an annual conference in September.
  4. Contact their Web site for more up-to-date information.
Embassy Dialogue Committee
Senem S. Bakar Director
International Student & Scholar Services
American University
410 Butler Pavilion
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-8041
Tel: 202.885.3350
[email protected]
  1. For updated information, please refer to the Embassy Dialogue Committee's Web site
Hampton Roads FSAs
Visa & Immigration Service Advising ServicesVisa and Immigration Service Advising
Old Dominion University
102 Dragas International Center
Norfolk, VA 23529-0093
Tel: 757.683.4756
[email protected]  
  1. This is an established group that meets to discuss issues and concerns facing foreign student advisers in the Hampton Roads Area.
  2. If you are interested in joining the listserv and organized gatherings among advisors, please contact [email protected]
Mid-Atlantic Study Abroad Advisors' Group (MASAAG) Stephanie Hopwood Center for International Programs 
Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street, Collegeville, PA 19426 
Tel: 610-409-3772
[email protected]
  1. This group serves Philadelphia and surrounding areas with some participation from Maryland as well.
  2. The group typically meets twice per year from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at a local institution with a focus on study abroad.
Philadelphia Professionals in International Education (PhillyPIE)

Seth Weil
Regional Director- Mid-Atlantic
Center for Education Abroad (CEA)
[email protected]
  1. This group meets regularly in Philadelphia area between the months of September and June.
  2. Their meetings focus on a range of topics, including intercultural issues, simulation games, local resources, etc.

Pittsburgh Local Advisor's Group
Kristin Spiker

Director of Admissions

International Students Office
CCAC–Allegheny Campus, Student Service Center, Room 171
808 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212-6097
Phone: 412.237.2629
[email protected]
  1. This is a local NAFSA group that includes all the schools in the Pittsburgh area and the surrounding areas. They meet the 4th Tuesday of the month during the academic year.
  2. They do not meet in May due to the NAFSA annual conference.
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education: International Educators Network
John Gradel
Assistant Director
International Student Services & International Admissions
Lock Haven University
401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745
[email protected]  
  1. The membership of this networking group consists of the professionals responsible for international students and study abroad at the 14 state system universities.
  2. Semi-annual meetings are held; one in Harrisburg at the Dixon University Center and the other on one of our campuses. We meet to discuss issues related to international students, study abroad, and opportunities for collaboration.
Virginia International Educators (VIE)
Hunter Swanson
[email protected]
  1. The purpose of this association is for international educators who work in the Virginia area to discuss and share issues and situations related to our field. We do so through the VIE listserv and website, as well as during our Fall and Spring semester day-long conferences.
Tidewater Consortium of Higher Education
Dr. Lawrence Dofolo
4900 Powhatan Ave.
Norfolk, VA. 23529
Tel: 757.683.3183
Baltimore/ Washington Advisors Breakfast Group Senem S. Bakar
Director, International Student Services
American University
Butler Pavilion 410
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016 
Tel: 202-885-3350
[email protected]
  1. This group holds meetings on a monthly or bimonthly basis with a summer recess.
  2. Their meetings focus on various international education topics ranging from immigration-related subjects to cultural programming.
Washington Area Study Abroad Network (WASAN) Tanith Fowler Corsi, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions 
Hood College
401 Rosemont Avenue 
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 696-3603
[email protected]
  1. This is an information group comprised of DC area education abroad professionals from approximately 11 universities/organizations who meet twice a year at rotating DC area universities to discuss current topics in education abroad.
Young Professionals in International Education DC (yPIE DC) Tess McLean Cannon High School/Pre-College Programs Manager, CET Academic Programs
[email protected]
  1. yPIE DC was founded in 2011 in Washington, DC to provide opportunities for professionals and students in the field of international education to network, discuss emerging trends and issues, share career opportunities, and develop new skills. 
  2. Monthly networking and professional development events are held in D.C. Members can engage with each other in the LinkedIn group: and sign up for the mailing list on the website.
Baltimore Area International Educators (BAIE) Michelle Massey
Office of International Education Services
UMBC - The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
[email protected]
  1. This group meets two to four times a year and is compromised of various international educators within the Baltimore region and beyond. 
  2. There is usually a scheduled topic as well as plenty of time to network with people in your area.