On July 28, 2021, the U.S. Departments of State and Education released a Joint Statement of Principles for international education that renews focus on the role of international education in improving U.S. diplomacy, global competitiveness, and higher education, as well as the lives of the American people.

NAFSA has long advocated for a national strategy for international education, one that focuses on proactively recruiting talented students and scholars to U.S. colleges and universities from countries around the world and increasing the number and diversity of U.S. students who study abroad before graduation. With its recent announcement on this issue, the Biden administration has taken a quantum leap in advancing this idea.

Resources on the Joint Statement of Principles