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 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.

Northern CA District Open Positions for 2021

Apply by November 2

The Northern CA District team has three open team positions starting in 2021. Serving on the District Team is a great way to get to get to know others in your area, build your professional skills, make local change, and help shape what NAFSA does in our district. In addition to this, new team members will directly contribute to the planning and success of our 2020 Northern District Conference in Napa Valley. Please submit your application online by November 2.

The following positions are open. Read the position descriptions.

  • Secretary
  • Community College Representative
  • K-12 Representative

If you wish to contact a current team member to learn more about the position, please email Region XII to be connected with the member in that current position.

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:

Spring Conference

The 2020 NAFSA Northern CA District Conference has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. We hope that this will allow attendees to focus on supporting their institutions. Please read additional information about the conference, as well as updates on alternative ways we are supporting the district and sharing conference material.


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