Members and Non-members
Registration Deadline Begins Ends Registration
11/15/2019 11/22/2019 11/22/2019

Washington, DC
United States

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. 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. 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.

You Should Attend

  • If you are currently engaged in research in international education and would like to share your work
  • If you want to learn more about original research in international education
  • If you are concerned with disseminating knowledge to develop the global competencies of students, scholars, and educators

What You Will Gain From Participating

  • Knowledge and examples of original research regarding theories, methodologies, and practices being used in international education
  • Insights to drive future research and practice in the field of international education


Friday, November 22, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Open Registration and Networking
10:00 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. Welcome
10:05 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Opening Remarks
10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. First Panel
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch provided for pre-registered attendees
1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Second Panel
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Open Discussion – Connecting Theory to Practice
  • Small breakout group discussions
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing

*Agenda subject to change


Submit your proposal by September 2, 2019. Review the call for proposals.

Review previously accepted proposals in the NAFSA Research Connections library

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