Serving International Educators in Northern California

Welcome to the Region XII Northern District!

Our goal is to provide you with information throughout the year to keep you current on what's happening in international education in our district, region, nation, and world. If you have any suggestions or feedback on how the Northern District can better serve you, please feel free to contact us.

To promote communication within the Northern District, we maintain an e-mail list to be able to reach out to you with important professional development and networking opportunities as well as NAFSA.news and updates throughout the year. NAFSA membership is not required. Join the listserv today!

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at international education events.

2021 Spring Conference Series

This year's Northern CA District Conference Series will include a variety of professional development opportunities throughout the month of March. It will be entirely virtual, and entirely free of charge to all district members! Visit the conference webpage for additional information.

Knowledge Community Conversations

Join your peers from specific Knowledge Communities (KC) in round-table discussions on the state of the field. Discussions will be led by the Northern CA District KC Representative, and will include sharing best practices, discussing current challenges, and general networking. Come meet other international education professionals in your KC across Northern CA.

RSVP for the KC Conversations relevant to you:

2020 Northern CA District Needs Assessment Report

View the Summary Report.

A Needs Assessment survey was sent out to the NAFSA Northern CA District international education community, through the District listserv and various social media channels. A total of 56 surveys were completed and returned. Topics included:

  • Demographic information
  • Current challenges/needs
  • Plans/ideas for the future

This survey will help NAFSA to plan and provide relevant resources, information, events, and professional development opportunities in 2021.

Mini-Grants

The NAFSA Region XII Northern District Mini-Grant Program has been created with the purpose of advancing international education and the professional development of international educators in the Northern District. Two $500 Mini-Grants are available each year. Both mini-grants for 2020 are currently available. Learn more and apply now!

Region XII History

Interested in learning more about the history of Region XII and that of NAFSA, as well as the origins of international education? If so, read our wealth of informative articles.

Do you know of other resources that would be interesting to Region XII members? Please let us know!

Past Events