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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Graduate Student Open Meeting

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT This open meeting is for graduate students and early-career professionals to discuss topics of interest prior to the start of the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Graduate school topics may include how, when, and why to choose a graduate program, tips for success in a program, and
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Monitoring Travel Advisories and Conditions Abroad During COVID-19

2:00 p.m. EDT U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories play a critical role in most education abroad offices’ decisions to allow travel around the world. In March 2020 the Department posted a Global Health Advisory, Level 4: Do Not Travel and a majority of U.S. students abruptly returned home from
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Navigating Career Transitions and Professional Development

2:00 p.m. EDT The curtailing of travel, shuttering of campuses and the resulting economic effects of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV) pandemic have altered the employment landscape in higher education, and international education in particular. Universities, colleges, and our non-campus partners
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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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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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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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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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