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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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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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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Collegial Conversation: Education Abroad Visas for France

September 28, 2021 | 3:00 pm
Members of NAFSA’s Consular Affairs Liaison subcommittee will answer your questions about the current visa requirements for study in France including the processes for Campus France and VFS Global. Be prepared with your questions and our speakers will get to as many as possible during the one hour
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NAFSA Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

September 29, 2021 | 1:00 pm
Whether you are desiring to grow your skills, actively seeking employment, or looking to support international education more impactfully, becoming a NAFSA Volunteer Leader offers development on a personal and professional level. This webinar, offered by members of NAFSA's Leadership Development
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Filing Academic H-1B Petitions

September 29 - October 1 | 2:00 pm
A foundational overview for professionals new to the H-1B petition process. Learn key regulatory information from experts in the field who provide guidance and insights into the common pitfalls that come with these petitions. This workshop helps you prepare the petition and also learn model
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NAFSA All-Region Summit

October 4 - 22, 2021 | 9:00 am
The combined virtual event will be housed on one platform where attendees can access region-specific content, as well as shared activities and events. This first-ever combined online event will broaden learning and engagement across all regions.
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Management Development Program

October 25 - November 10 | 1:30 pm
The NAFSA Management Development Program (MDP) is the most trusted and comprehensive management training program for international education (IE) professionals. Since its inception, more than 700 IE managers have gained applicable real-world skills that have helped each take their career to the next
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F-1 Student Advising for Beginners

October 27 - 29, 2021 | 2:00 pm
A must-have training for the new designated school official (DSO) to jump-start their career. The workshop offers new advisers a key foundation for understanding the compliance role of the DSO. Participants will benefit from a solid combination of specific knowledge that can be applied to common
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Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators

November 3 - 5, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Develop a solid foundation for implementing assessment and evaluation for your international education programs. Applying best practices of survey design, focus group, and interview protocols, participants will develop an assessment to meet the growing institutional demand for data-informed driven
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Principles of Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance

December 9 - 10, 2021 | 2:00 pm
Increase your knowledge of non resident tax compliance with this comprehensive overview. All of the critical tax concepts are included as well as model practices on how to build a collaborative team across your campus to support student, scholar, and institutional compliance. Learn from experts in
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NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo

May 31 - June 3 | 9:00 am
Commitment to a Sustainable Future NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo! Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by
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