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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Risk Assessment and Crisis Management in Education Abroad Programming

April 15 - 16, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Do you know how to respond when a crisis impacts your study abroad students? In education abroad programming and implementation, staff must be ready to manage a range of crises that may occur. In this workshop, participants will explore ways to assess risk, reduce risk potential, and respond to
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Advocacy Day

April 20 - 21, 2021 | 2:00 pm
The global coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 general election will impact international education in significant and lasting ways. Be a powerful voice to support and sustain the field! Join NAFSA for its first ever all-virtual Advocacy Day for insider-analysis of the political landscape in
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Mobility and Management - How Will Covid-19 Shape the New "Normal"?

April 28, 2021 | 3:00 pm
International educators are planning for a return to student mobility – yet our community recognizes that this return will be a new “normal”. The COVID-19 pandemic will profoundly shape how institutions send students abroad and welcome new cohorts of international students. Institutions must grapple
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Developing Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

May 1 - 31, 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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Education Abroad Advising

May 1 - 31, 2021 | 12:00 am
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

May 1 - 31, 2021 | 12:00 am
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

May 1 - 31, 2021 | 12:00 am
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

May 1 - 31, 2021 | 12:00 am
The next session starts on May 1, 2021. Enrollment is open from now through April 28, 2021. For details on applying, review the FAQ section. This 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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F-1 Advising: Beyond the Basics

May 1 - 31, 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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