Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
August 3, 2021 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Registration Closed

The applicability of federal regulations to education abroad as a professional area of practice is increasingly complex. Amid all the details and challenges of sending students abroad, it can be easy to overlook the impact of federal regulations on the everyday work of managing programs. Regulations related to federal financial aid, Title IX, and the Clery Act, as well as veterans' educational benefits were not crafted with an international context in mind—they were written for U.S. campuses and all of these regulations have seen changes in the past several years.  As a result, there is uncertainty about how regulations should be interpreted in the education abroad context. 

Gain insights and up-to-date information on these regulations at the NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit. Participants in this one-day virtual event in will hear directly from government officials on policy and regulatory interpretation for education abroad. This event is “off the record” and therefore will not be recorded or offered on-demand. Each government presentation will include time for Q&A and breakout rooms for further discussion with your peers. 

A tentative schedule is below, pending speaker availability.

Time Topic
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:15 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Primer on the Regulatory Environment and Sources of Authority
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Veterans Affairs Benefits for Study Abroad
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Break Out Room Discussions with Education Abroad Colleagues
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Break
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Title IX and Clery in 2021 and Beyond
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Room Discussions with Education Abroad Colleagues
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Financial Aid for Education Abroad
4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Break Out Room Discussions with Education Abroad Colleagues
4:45 p.m. - 5:10 p.m. View from Washington
5:10 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Closing Remarks


The NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit takes place virtually on Tuesday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (EDT). Advance registration is required. 

Registration cost is $100 for nonmembers and $75 for members.  

Cancellations, Refunds, And Changes To Registration

Cancellations or requests for changes to registration for the NAFSA Education Abroad Regulatory Summit must be made in writing to Education Abroad Services and received no later than July 26.  

  • Cancellations requests received in writing by July 26 will be refunded, minus a $15 cancellation fee. 
  • Refunds will be processed back to the credit card used for payment. 
  • Refunds, minus the cancellation fee, will be processed 2 to 4 weeks after the live Summit takes place. 
  • Cancellations requests received after July 26 will not be refunded. 
  • If the Summit is canceled by NAFSA, full refunds will be issued. 

Requests for all other changes to registration must be made in writing through Education Abroad Services and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.