The NAFSA Academy for International Education is an intensive yearlong training program with extensive networking opportunities. The Academy will expand and deepen your understanding of international education and prospects for future leadership.

This yearlong program is comprised of three training events, complemented by written assignments, regular cohort conference calls, and coaching. The Academy is an introduction to the profession of international education and its major practice areas. The program is flexible and designed to meet your individual needs and learning goals.

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Applications are due by November 1, 2022.

Scholarships Available for Community College Applicants!
NOVA Community College

Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will generously sponsor up to 6 full Academy tuition scholarship for the highest rated Academy applicants from Community Colleges across the United States!

Interested applicants need only apply to the Academy and check the box signifying you are currently employed at a qualifying institution within the application. The top 6 highest rated applicants from Community Colleges will be awarded the tuition scholarship.

NAFSA thanks NOVA for their generous support of this important program.

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Academy Coaches

Academy Coaches are integral to the experience of every Academy trainee. They guide and support participants throughout the year-long Academy program by connecting them to their networks, helping them design their learning goals, and facilitating group discussions and more! Learn more about our talented group of Academy Coaches!

Academy Trainee Testimonials

"Being a part of the Academy has been an amazing experience for me. I have grown so much and I love that I can use my learning plan to track that progress. Being a part of the Academy has inspired me to continue working within this field and to find ways to incorporate it into my academic and professional career more long term."

"There is growth potential for any individual who applies to the Academy in just about every vein that the academy focuses on. The key is being willing to reach out and grab it."

"Between the learning plan, the network, the experiences, the coach and the workshops - I could give an example from each of those categories of what has taken my professional career to the next level."