Summer 2024

See details on Region X State Conferences and networking events for the Summer!

Mentorship Program

We are pleased to announce that Registration for the Mentorship Program is now OPEN! Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining the program by July 31st.

About the Mentorship Program

As part of NAFSA’s commitment to providing professional development resources and facilitating networking opportunities, the Mentorship Program is a free program that pairs professionals in international education that are newer to the field with more experienced members. This program is a way for newcomers to learn from their mentors' expertise regarding a professional challenge, while both parties establish a meaningful connection and expand their networks.

Are you new to the field of international education and looking for advice on a professional challenge, brainstorming to develop a new conference presentation, or advice navigating the field? Or, are you an experienced practitioner in international education and looking to expand your network, coach newer professionals, and share your expertise? If yes, then NAFSA’s Region X and XI Mentorship Program is for you!

Bigger and better!

This year, due to the collaboration and combined efforts of Region X and XI for the bi-regional conference this fall, the Mentorship Program has also doubled in size. Whether you’d prefer your match be based in the same geographical area as you, or if you’re looking for a match who can support you with more specific professional goals, there are greater opportunities for the 2023 program. NAFSA Regions X and XI span the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The program connects members who are active in a variety of fields including but not limited to:

  • Education Abroad
  • International Students and Scholars
  • International Enrollment Management
  • Campus Programming
  • And more!

Time Commitment

Your time is valuable! The amount of time the mentor and mentee spend together will vary given the respective needs and schedules of those involved. We hope that mentors and mentees will be able to meet once or twice before the NAFSA Bi-Regional Conference in Montreal, and ideally once at the conference (although you do not need to be attending the conference to participate in the program!). We hope that all newcomers and seasoned NAFSA members will take advantage of this opportunity to meet and share ideas in this unique way.

Next Steps

Registration for the Mentorship Program is now open! Please fill out this form if you are interested in joining the program by July 31st. Pairing will occur in late August, and we will host a virtual welcome/kickoff event to the program in September.

Fall 2024

2024 NAFSA Region X Conference: October 6 - 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

More details here!

Check back for future Region X events!