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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.

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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Advocate of the Year

The Advocate of the Year Award is given annually to recognize an individual who has excelled in grassroots advocacy for international education and has inspired others to get involved. Nominations for the 2023 award are now being accepted.

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Share with Your Lawmakers the Economic Value of International Students

NAFSA released new data that show that international students' contributions to the U.S. economy are up, after a two-year slide, yet still lag below pre-pandemic levels. 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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Urge Congress to Support Study Abroad

Urge your lawmakers to cosponsor the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Program Act, to ensure today's students gain the global skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to compete in today’s global workforce, or thank them if they have already shown their support.

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Ask Your Lawmakers to Support IE in Must-Pass Legislation this Congress

Select members of the U.S. House and Senate will negotiate must-pass legislation before the end of this session of Congress. Help ensure that key provisions to advance international education and exchange are included in the debate.

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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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