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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NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit

August 3, 2021 | 10:00 am
The applicability of federal regulations to education abroad as a professional area of practice is increasingly complex. Amid all the details and challenges of sending students abroad, it can be easy to overlook the impact of federal regulations on the everyday work of managing programs. Regulations
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Intercultural Communication in Practice

August 3 - 5, 2021 | 2:00 pm
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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F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate

August 10 - 12, 2021 | 2:00 pm
As a seasoned F-1 Adviser, you have learned that most student advising cases are not as straight forward as they initially seem. This workshop allows you to walk through nuanced situations and learn how to integrate federal regulations with your campus’ own rules to build sound institutional
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Research Incubator

August 23, 2021 | 1:00 pm
The Research Incubator is designed to bring together researchers from across the field of international education. As research in the field grows, we seek to bring together researchers from different areas of study to discuss current trends and ideate future areas for consideration. This event will
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F-1 Advising: Getting Started

September 1 - 30, 2021 | 12:00 am
The next session starts on September 1, 2021. Enrollment is open from now through August 26, 2021. For details on applying, review the FAQ section. 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
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Developing Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

September 1 - 30, 2021 | 12:00 am
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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F-1 Advising: Beyond the Basics

September 1 - 30, 2021 | 12:00 am
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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