NAFSA Executive Internationalization Leadership e-Institute

Advancing Strategic Leadership for Comprehensive Internationalization

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.

Apply for the program to gain access to:

  • Yearlong, self-paced online curriculum presented by the most experienced team of NAFSA Program Faculty;
  • A portfolio of NAFSA digital resources drawing from rich and timely content;
  • Continuous asynchronous opportunities to build a network of international educators from your cohort;
  • Individualized mentoring and assistance to develop success strategies and leverage elements of NAFSA's International Education Professional Competencies 2.0 unique to your needs; and
  • Five hours of live virtual discussions in each unit with the program faculty and subject matter experts.

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. 

The early bird deadline is June 17, 2024. The application closes July 8, 2024. Registration information will be shared with successful applicants in advance of the program start date.


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

Take advantage of the early bird discount! Apply and register for the e-Institute before or by June 17, 2024 for 10% off program pricing. Admitted applicants will receive the registration link with their acceptance notification. 

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

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Curriculum & Learning Outcomes
Continuous Themes

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