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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

J-1 Advising: Getting Started

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides a general overview of the fundamentals needed to advise J-1 Exchange Visitors to help them maintain their status during their stay in the United States. You will learn regulatory terminology, concepts and the documentation needed for orientation
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Mapping Short-Term Education Abroad Programs

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides an overview of institutional policies and procedures that impact short-term education abroad programs, program models, preparing for emergencies, handling logistics, finances and budgets, preparing students and faculty for the international
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F-1 Advising: Beyond the Basics

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
This newly updated four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will lead participants towards developing a comprehensive and nuanced approach to improve their F-1 advising. Through real-world case studies, participants will gain skills to advise international students through the complexities of
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F-1 Beyond the Basics: Employment and Training

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. This new four-week, self-guided e-Learning course will take participants beyond the basics to improve advising strategies for F-1 students seeking employment and
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Education Abroad Advising

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
Education abroad is an evolving field. The adviser is required to support a wide variety of student needs throughout their education abroad experience. This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course guides you through the demands often faced throughout the education abroad cycle, providing you with
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International Student Recruitment: Methods and Strategies

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
This four-week, self-paced e-Learning course provides an overview of the international enrollment management cycle and effective recruitment strategies at each phase. Participants are guided through the steps required to build a successful international student recruitment plan and are given the
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F-1 Advising: Getting Started

April 1 - 30, 2020 May 1 - 31, 2020 May 15 - June 15, 2020 June 15 - July 15, 2020
Please sign up for the course before registration end date. All end dates are final due to migrations of cohorts into the courses. As a new international student adviser, you need to get up to speed quickly to ensure compliance among F-1 students. This 4-week, self-paced course brings you into the
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Management Development Program

May 24 - 26, 2020 August 5 - 7, 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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NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference and Expo

We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis, Missouri, for NAFSA 2020, where the conference theme will be "Innovate, Influence, Impact." The program will feature innovations in international education and highlight the role that the field plays in creating welcoming communities, supporting human
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