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.

Cuba Engagement Initiative

Learn more about NAFSA’s efforts to build sustainable partnerships and expand opportunities for collaboration between U.S. and Cuban academic institutions.

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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 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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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 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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Mapping 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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International Student Recruitment: Methods and Strategies

This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides an overview of the international enrollment management cycle and effective recruitment strategies at each phase. Participants are guided through the steps required to build a successful international student recruitment plan and are given the
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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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J-1 Advising: Getting Started

This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides a general overview of the fundamentals needed to advise J-1 Exchange Visitors to help them maintain their status during their stay in the United States. You will learn regulatory terminology, concepts and the documentation needed for orientation
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Designing for Inclusion: Advice for Education Abroad Program Leaders

Training Dates
June 23, 2020
1:00 p.m. EDT In facilitating efforts to engage all education abroad participants, it is important to be mindful of diverse needs of underrepresented students. This recognition is even more pronounced when the program faculty or staff are from majority groups. In this Collegial Conversation
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Intercultural Considerations in Developing Our Own Resilience

Training Dates
June 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. EDT How can we employ self-compassion, self-care, and resilience in the COVID-19 pandemic so that we can better care for others? As educators, we care for others often at the sacrifice of our own needs. This Collegial Conversation is designed to help our community of supporters articulate
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