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.

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.

J-1 Advising: Getting Started

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. This four-week, self-paced course provides a general overview of the fundamentals needed to advise J-1 Exchange Visitors to help them maintain their status during their
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Education Abroad Advising

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. 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
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International Student Recruitment: Methods and Strategies

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
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-paced course provides an overview of the international enrollment management cycle and effective recruitment strategies at each phase
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F-1 Beyond the Basics: Employment and Training

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
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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F-1 Advising: Beyond the Basics

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. 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
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F-1 Advising: Getting Started

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
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

March 1 - 31, 2020 April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020
Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. This four-week, self-paced course provides an overview of institutional policies and procedures that impact short-term education abroad programs, program models
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Advocacy Day

March 16 - 17, 2020
Advocacy Day 2020 registration has ended. But advocacy is a year-round endeavor! Be sure to sign up for NAFSA's advocacy updates and action alerts at www.ConnectingOurWorld.org.
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NAFSA Research Symposium - April 2020

April 24, 2020
Join NAFSA and colleagues in recognizing international education research at the eighth Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - on April 24, 2020 at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Bringing together
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