NAFSA Executive Internationalization Leadership e-Institute

The NAFSA Executive Internationalization Leadership e-Institute (e-Institute) provides executive-level internationalization leadership training for international education professionals responsible for implementing internationalization at their institutions. The program is designed for leaders with more than three years of experience who are currently in an internationalization leadership role at institutions of higher education in the United States and around the world.

The e-Institute is presented by the most experienced team of NAFSA Program Faculty–all global campus internationalization experts. Our faculty have managed internationalization initiatives, published extensively, and presented at numerous workshops, forums, and conferences. Participants will be able to link theory to practice. Individualized coaching and assistance will enable each participant to develop success strategies unique to their needs.

Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 cohort. The 2024–25 e-Institute will begin with an orientation session on July 24, 2024, with the program starting July 29, 2024 and ending on July 31, 2025.

Join the 2024-25 e-Institute

NAFSA is now accepting applications for the next iteration of the e-Institute program. The 2024–25 e-Institute will begin on July 29, 2024 and end on July 31, 2025. An orientation session will be held on July 24, 2024 and a recording will be distributed to participants.

Member TypeEarly Bird
Apply and register 
by June 17
Apply and register 
on or after June 18

Members save 25% on this program. Not a member? Learn more about the benefits and value of NAFSA membership.

Available Discounts and New Benefits

NAFSA is excited to offer the following special discounts and benefits for the 2024-25 e-Institute cohort participants. NAFSA will verify applicants' eligibility during the application process. Discounts and benefits being offered include: 

  • 10% discount for early bird registration. Apply and register for the e-Institute program before or by June 17, 2024 to receive this discount. 
  • 10% discount for accepted applicants current working at community colleges.
  • 10% discount for accepted applicants who previously completed the NAFSA Academy and/or Management Development Program (MDP). This discount only applies once and participation in multiple programs does not increase the discount percentage.
  • Complimentary conference registration for the NAFSA 2025 Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego, California. 
  • Discounts can be combined as eligibility is verified and are not transferable. 

Applications for the 2024-25 cohort of the e-Institute are being accepted and reviewed from May 7 - July 8, 2024.

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e-Institute Participant Testimonials


"Being able to tap into the incredible expertise of our knowledgeable and generous faculty while engaged in this thinking is an opportunity I’ll long appreciate."

"I started the e-Institute thinking that it would be a training course, but I soon saw that a new world had opened up. It's not just a course, but access to activities and connections that only NAFSA offers."

"Each aspect of the e-Institute has been designed to ensure that participants gain new skills, knowledge, and competencies that serve the comprehensive and strategic internationalization of their institution."

"I closed several of my own knowledge gaps and I applied the program resources directly to real day-to-day situations that my team and I were encountering."


Read more about the e-Institute program on the NAFSA blog:

Cultivate your Internationalization Leadership Strategy

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