NAFSA Research Symposium

Bringing together researchers and scholars in the field of international education and related disciplines, the Research Symposium provides an opportunity to share this work in an academic and professional environment, as well as participate in a critical discussion of the theories, methodologies, and practices being used in the research.

Research Symposium

The Research Symposium is considered relevant for international education researchers at every stage of their career – graduate students, post-docs, faculty members, and practitioners.

NAFSA invites attendees to share and learn from original international education research presented at the Research Symposium, with an active open discussion focused on how research can connect with practice.

Research Symposium - November 2019

Join NAFSA and colleagues in recognizing international education research at the seventh Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - during International Education Week, on November 22, 2019 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC

Volume 1

Volume 1 cover a range of topics, including practitioner identities, the role of heritage-seeking for minority students, internationalization assessment, and intercultural growth in short-term study abroad.

Volume 2

Volume 2 covers a range of topics including study abroad promotional tactics, home country crises, English language and the impact of globalization, sociocultural Challenges of Fulbright Scholars, and learning through fee-free U.S.-to-China high school study abroad

Volume 3

Volume 3 covers a range of topics including standards for measuring higher education internationalization, the impact of reentry for U.S. students of color, undergraduate enrollment and net tuition revenue, diversifying global education through cocurricular global experiences, and more.


If you have any questions about submitting a proposal or about the event details, please contact us.

Peer Reviewers

NAFSA would like to thank the following individuals for their work as Peer Reviewers for the NAFSA Research Symposium:

  • Eylem Atakav, PhD, University of East Anglia
  • Susan Barone, PhD, Vanderbilt University
  • Matthew Beatty, EdD, Concordia College
  • Leslie Bozeman, PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Tara Braun, Calvin College
  • Sam Brown, Brigham Young University
  • Robert Cole, PhD, Roger Williams University
  • Jennifer Creamer, PhD, Robert Morris University
  • Sandra Crenshaw, PhD, Arcadia University
  • Shasha Cui, University of Rochester
  • Anne D'Angelo, PhD, University of Minnesota
  • David Di Maria, EdD, University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Angie Edwards, Queens University of Charlotte
  • Kristin Evans, UW Continuum College
  • Heidi Fischer, Old Dominion University
  • Stacye Fraser, Thompson Jefferson State Community College
  • Zachary Frieders, University of California - Davis
  • Sora Friedman, PhD, SIT Graduate Institute
  • Kathy Gallentine, Central Washington University
  • Karen Gardenier, Colorado State University
  • Emily Gorlewski, EdD, Wesleyan University
  • Vesna Hart, PsyD, James Madison University
  • Tara Harvey, PhD, True North Intercultural
  • Meredith Henderson, Go Global NC
  • Kari Henquinet, PhD, Michigan Technological University
  • Cindy Xinquan Jiang, PhD, The Ohio State University
  • Taylor Kinde, University of Central Missouri
  • Makeda King-Smith, The Cooper Union
  • Janine Knight-Grofe, Durham College
  • Eric Kroetsch, University of Minnesota
  • Rachael McBride, Drexel University
  • Kate Moore, EdD, Academic Internship Council
  • Tiffany Moy, Proviso West High School
  • Elizabeth Niehaus, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Susan Pasquarelli, EdD, Roger Williams University
  • Katherine Punteney, EdD, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • Joe Stanley, PhD, Providence College
  • Carol Swett, ELS Language Center
  • Blanca Torres-Olave, PhD, Loyola University Chicago
  • Andrew Turgeon, Green River College
  • Lisa Unangst, Boston College
  • Melissa Whatley, University of Georgia
  • Christina Yao, PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Jiangyuan Zhou, EdD, Stockton University