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Connecting Our World is the advocacy home of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and its nearly 10,000 members worldwide. We believe that international education—connecting students, scholars, educators, and citizens across borders—is fundamental to advancing peace, security, and well-being.

Urge the White House to Adopt a National Strategy for International Education

NAFSA and its coalition partners have put forth a bold solution to advance the field's recovery from the effects of the pandemic: a national strategy for international education. Join us in urging the White House to move ahead with crafting and implementing this comprehensive approach.

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Share Your With Your Lawmakers the Economic Value of International Students

NAFSA data show the economic value of international students suffered its largest decline in more than 20 years, and for the second year in a row. Share with your lawmakers their value to your state and congressional district and urge them to make policy changes to support these students.

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Ask your Lawmakers to Restore, Grow, and Diversify U.S. Study Abroad Participation

The COVID pandemic has dramatically impacted study abroad, limiting students’ access to the associated benefits and resulting in significant financial losses for institutions. Urge your lawmakers' support for the Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act and for new and increased federal funding for study abroad, to ensure today's students gain the global skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to compete in today’s global workforce. 

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Ask your Lawmakers to Help the U.S. Attract Global Talent

Voice your support for policies that would remove barriers to international students and scholars studying, working, and living in the U.S., such as giving student graduates a direct path to a green card, expanding dual intent, and transparent, clear, and timely processing of new visas and renewals by the U.S. Department of State.

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Advocate of the Year

The Advocate of the Year Award is an annual award to recognize an international education advocate who has excelled in grassroots advocacy. Meet our 2021 Advocate of the Year!

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Day of Action

Speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you! Educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more globally engaged and welcoming United States.

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