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

Advocate of the Year

Nominations are open for 2021 Advocate of the Year!

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Advocacy Day

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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Urge Congress to Direct Covid-19 Resources to Support International Education

International enrollment and study abroad programs have been brought to a standstill by the coronavirus pandemic and the global response to it. Help make the case that funding, federal oversight, and policy changes are needed to support and sustain our field.

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Urge Congress to Fund International Education in a COVID-19 Relief Bill

Congress is expected to consider an additional COVID stimulus package, and as underscored by Fall 2020 survey results showing the staggering cost of the pandemic to the field, financial assistance is critical. Urge your lawmaker to fund international education in the next COVID relief bill.

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Educate Congress on the Value of International Students

Email and tweet at your Senators and Representative about the dollars, jobs, academic and cultural benefits international students bring to your state. Share your stories about the positive impact international students have on our communities. Use our advocacy toolkit to request your member of Congress make a public floor statement in support of international students.

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