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.

Diversity Programs

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

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.

Global Learning Lab

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

Management Development Program

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

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.

Symposium on Leadership

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

NAFSA Research Symposium - November 2019

November 22, 2019
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (EDT) 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
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Education Abroad and Best Practices for Site Staff Overseas

December 5, 2019
Join us on December 5 at 3:00 p.m. EDT for a text-based Q&A session with colleagues from the field. Do you have site staff abroad that receive your education abroad students? Do you need to find ways to cover topics relevant to North American students? Join a chat on the best practices for training
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Advocacy Day

March 16 - 17, 2020
At NAFSA's Advocacy Day, speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you! After a day of training and strategizing, you will head to Capitol Hill with all the tools you need to educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a more
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NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

May 24 - 29, 2020
We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis, Missouri, next year for NAFSA 2020, where the conference theme will be "Innovate, Influence, Impact." The program will feature innovations in international education and highlight the role that the field plays in creating welcoming communities, supporting
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Symposium on Leadership 2020

May 26, 2020
Beyond Geopolitics: Successful International Education Leadership for the Next Decade Successful international education leadership in the future will require embracing and navigating growing nationalisms, changing demographic pressures, and environmental anxieties. At a time when global engagement
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Global Learning Lab 2020

May 27, 2020
Global Learning in the Research Environment: Convergence, Innovation & Impact Image NAFSA’s Global Learning Lab is a professional development program designed to build awareness and strengthen skills in advancing global learning. The 2020 Lab focuses on Global Learning in the Research Environment:
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Presidents and Provosts Summit 2020

May 27 - 29, 2020
University and college presidents, rectors, chancellors, and chief academic officers from across the globe will convene for NAFSA’s Presidents and Provosts Summit Thursday, May 28, 2020 during the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo in St. Louis, MO for an excellent learning and networking event.
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