Special Event
Student Member

Day of Action Application Update

NAFSA’s Day of Action application period has closed.

All interested individuals who live or work within a key state or congressional district are welcome to submit an application in order to be added to the waitlist.

NAFSA remains committed to reaching a broad audience through advocacy all year long. Sign up to receive our Connecting our World email newsletter to ensure you're informed of those opportunities.

Day of Action Program

The all-virtual event includes:

  • Orientation -- March 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m. ET - 5:00 p.m. ET
    • Briefing on issues and requests of Congress
    • Virtual meeting practice sessions
    • Advocate of the Year announcement
    • Networking mixer
  • Day of Action -- March 9, 2022, 9:30 a.m. ET - 4:30 p.m. ET
    • Group convening for last-minute updates/questions
    • Virtual congressional meetings (exact timing TBD)
    • Group debrief and planning for year-round advocacy

Advocate of the Year

Nominations for 2022's Advocate of the Year are now open! The Advocate of the Year Award recognizes a NAFSA member who exhibits excellence in international education advocacy, inspiring others to make a difference by engaging with elected officials and promoting policies that support creating a more welcoming and globally engaged United States. Applications are being accepted until Friday, February 4, 2022 at 5 pm ET. Nominate someone today!

Meet NAFSA's 2021 Advocate of the Year: Deborah Pierce, PhD.

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