About Region X
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
Advocacy Day Each March, Region X-ers head to Washington, DC to meet with their state representatives and advocate for international education. After a day of training and strategizing, you will head to Capitol Hill with all the tools you need to educate your members of Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more globally engaged United States.
Recognition Region X celebrates its membership by providing the James O'Driscoll Distinguished Service Award, the Lifetime Service Award, the Rising Professional Award and a Special Service Recognition 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.
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.
Welcome to Region X. We look forward to working with you!