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.

2019 Region XI Conference

October 29 - 31, 2019
From "The Woo" to the World: Amplifying Our Impact. Join us in Worcester, MA October 29-31 for our 2019 Regional Conference!
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Management Development Program

November 3 - 5, 2019 May 24 - 26, 2020
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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2019 Region XII Conference

November 4 - 8, 2019
Join Region XII in Pasadena November 4-8. This year's theme is "Roses & Thorns: Innovations and Challenges in International Education."
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2019 Region VIII Conference

November 12 - 15, 2019
We are excited to invite all those who are committed to the field of international education and exchange to join us for the 2019 NAFSA Region VIII Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 12-15.
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