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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.

Ask Your Lawmakers to Support IE in the Final Innovation and Competitiveness Bill

Select members of the House and Senate are now working to finalize legislation related to U.S. innovation and competitiveness. Help ensure that key provisions to advance international education and exchange are included in the final bill. 

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Ask Your Lawmakers to Support Funding for International Education and Exchange Programs

Urge your lawmakers' support for robust funding of international education and exchange programs as part of FY2023 appropriations, specifically $1.1 billion for the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and $161 million for the Education Department’s Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs. 

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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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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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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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