NAFSA Region X 2023 Team

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange. NAFSA's members number nearly 10,000 individuals from all 50 states and more than 150 countries.

Region X, which includes members in New York and New Jersey, has a long history rich with leadership, programmatic initiatives, enthusiasm, friends, and a reputation for excellence.

The Region of Opportunities

Day of Action In a change from the Advocacy Days of previous years, the focus of the March 2022 "Day of Action" will be connecting constituents with the lawmakers that sit on the U.S. House and Senate committees that matter most to advancing the association's public policy goals. More information and the application form is available at

Recognition Region X celebrates its membership by providing the James O'Driscoll Distinguished Service Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Rising Professional Award.

Travel Grants When possible, Region X offers support to members attending regional or national trainings. Announcements are sent via the membership listserv and the public Region X listserv. Learn more about Region X Grants.

Leadership Opportunities: Join the Region X team and be a part of shaping your region. Team positions open up each year. Have knowledge to share? Become an NAFSA Academy Coach or join the NAFSA Training Corps.

Training In addition to the opportunities available around the conferences and state meetings, the NAFSA Academy provides a year of training in all areas of international education. It is comprised of three training events, complemented by written assignments, regular cohort conference calls, and coaching. The Academy is an introduction to the profession of international education and its major practice areas. The program is flexible and designed to meet individual needs and learning goals.

Regional and Bi-Regional Annual Conference Held in the fall, with opportunities to attend workshops, sessions and network with your New York, New Jersey and occasionally, your Canadian colleagues.

Networking Join us on our public listserv or Facebook.

Region X Events Region X has great events throughout the year to connect with colleagues across the region. 

Newsletter Check out our awesome 2021 Newsletter from the Region X team!

Jobs within Region X Search the NAFSA Job Registry for opportunities within Region X.

Welcome to Region X. We look forward to working with you!