NAFSA has long advocated for legislative policy changes that would lead to a more globally engaged and welcoming United States.
Trends and Data
NAFSA produces, and also tracks, the latest trends and data for members, our partners, and officials. These resources provide context and perspective to the global environment.
NAFSA creates reports that provide members, our partners, and officials with professional, timely resources needed to elucidate and address the academic, economic, and security partnership challenges facing international education in the 21st century.
International Students Contribute to Our Economy and American Innovation
Learn how international students contribute to our economy and American innovation.
U.S. at Risk of Losing the Benefits of Talented International Students
The United States is in a competition for global talent with other countries. In 2017, we saw a 6.6% decline in new international student enrollment, the second consecutive year of decline. We are also losing our market share of international students and scholars (down 6% since 2001), while many other countries are proactively introducing national policies and marketing strategies in order to attract these talented individuals.