Programs and Events

NAFSA believes that international education lies at the core of an interconnected world characterized by peace, security, and well-being for all.

This belief reinforces NAFSA’s commitment to building the skills, knowledge, and competencies of the dedicated individuals who make global exchange and education possible. These key endeavors break down barriers, strengthen global connections, and foster greater understanding to build a more peaceful world.

Diversity Programs

Explore the many offerings and opportunities NAFSA provides to support diversity, a strategic priority for the association and the campuses it serves.

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Global Learning Lab

Deans, faculty, senior international officers, and scholar-practitioners discuss strategies for incorporating global competencies into learning across the curriculum.

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Management Development Program

Take your career to the next level with the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education professionals.

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NAFSA IEW Campus Connection

IEW Campus Connection features keynote speakers on topics such as social justice, internationalization, and cutting-edge research on trends in international education, as well as NAFSA's annual Simon Award presentations.

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NAFSA Strategic Retreats

Join the leading voices in education abroad and international enrollment management as they gather to think profoundly, strategically, and creatively about their work.

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Presidents and Provosts Summit

Join campus leaders to explore the latest trends in international education, build international partnerships, and discuss the critical issues facing institutions today.

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Symposium on Leadership

Gather with higher education leaders to examine the global demands on international higher education and share comparative perspectives and lessons learned.

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Seminar on Peace and Social Justice

Join scholars and practitioners in peacebuilding and international education to examine the role of higher education in promoting peace, security, and social justice around the world.

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Region II Fall Virtual Event

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region II is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings on October 13, 14, 21, and 28! We look forward to connecting as a region at the 2020 Region II Virtual Program!
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Region XI Fall Virtual Event: Live From Your Home Office

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region XI is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings throughout the Fall! We look forward to connecting as a region at the 2020 NAFSA Region XI Fall Virtual Event: Live From Your Home Office!
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Intercultural Communication in Practice

International educators (are expected to) provide intercultural guidance to students going abroad and incoming international students, as well as to other constituents on an increasingly diverse campus. How we navigate these intercultural experiences can impact cultural adjustment and inclusion
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Education Abroad Diversity and Inclusion Within Our Team at Home

Training Dates
October 29, 2020
2:00 p.m. EDT Education abroad professionals inherently work cross-culturally as a natural function of our work. But how do we create, enhance, and promote diversity and inclusion within our staff? Now more than ever the need for inclusive practices within the workplace is important and necessary
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Managing Stakeholders and Your Team’s Needs

Training Dates
October 30, 2020
October 30, 2:00 p.m. EDT Amid increasing regulatory responsibilities and declining budgets, effective policy development, communication, onboarding, and cross-training are even more crucial to the success of an international education office. Such activities must also take into account stakeholder
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F-1 Advising: Getting Started

Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. As a new international student adviser, you need to get up to speed quickly to ensure compliance among F-1 students. This 4-week, self-paced course brings you into the
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Developing Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides an overview of institutional policies and procedures that impact short-term education abroad programs, program models, preparing for emergencies, handling logistics, finances and budgets, preparing students and faculty for the international
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Education Abroad Advising

Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course guides you through the demands often faced throughout the education abroad cycle, providing you with
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F-1 Advising: Beyond the Basics

This newly updated four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will lead participants towards developing a comprehensive and nuanced approach to improve their F-1 advising. Through real-world case studies, participants will gain skills to advise international students through the complexities of
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F-1 Beyond the Basics: Employment and Training

Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. This new four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will take participants beyond the basics to improve advising strategies for F-1 students seeking employment and
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