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.

An Overview of Prevailing Wage Determinations

September 19, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT Join members of NAFSA’s International Student & Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee (ISS RP) for this discussion of prevailing wage determinations. Topics covered will include the process for obtaining a prevailing wage determination, potential sources of wage data, a
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Pre-departure Orientations for Secondary Schools

Join us on September 26 at 2:00 p.m. EDT for a text-based Q&A session with colleagues from the field. Secondary school pre-departure orientation (PDO) programs have many things in common with university level PDOs. However, additional information needs to be covered as the participants are often
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F-1 Advising: Beyond the Basics

October 1 - 31, 2019 November 1 - 30, 2019 December 1 - 31, 2019 December 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020
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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Mapping Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

October 1 - 31, 2019 November 1 - 30, 2019 December 1 - 31, 2019 December 15, 2019 - January 5, 2020
This four-week, self-paced 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 experience,
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F-1 Advising: Getting Started

October 1 - 31, 2019 November 1 - 30, 2019 December 1 - 31, 2019 December 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020
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 office of a typical university to work with and support their international students. Through six online modules, you will address
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EAD Delays, Remedies, and Possible Litigation

October 2, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT This event will feature immigration attorney Ron Klasko for a discussion of the USCIS Employment Authorization Document (EAD) backlogs and processing delays, the (granted, very limited) remedies for applicants, and possible litigation to force improvements. No government
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Supporting Sponsored Students from Pre-Arrival Through Graduation

Join us on October 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT . In this text-based chat session, we will explore different ideas that provide support, leadership training, and programming for students with a scholarship. We will discuss and share how universities can work with scholarship providers to enhance the student
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2019 Region IV Conference

October 21 - 24, 2019
Join us in Fargo, North Dakota for the 2019 Regional Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Go FAR GO Global” It all starts in Fargo - ranked in the top 100 best places to live in 2018 by “Livability.”
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