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.

Latin America and Caribbean Forum 2020

May 25, 2020
International Higher Education Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean Monday, May 25, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The 2020 Latin America and Caribbean Forum will highlight innovative international higher education practices in Latin America and the Caribbean. The higher education innovation
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Symposium on Leadership 2020

May 26, 2020
This NAFSA Signature Program has been cancelled out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees. Learn more about the decision to cancel this Signature Program and the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. Beyond Geopolitics: Successful International Education Leadership for the Next Decade
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Africa Forum 2020

May 26, 2020
Innovative Partnerships to Transform Higher Education in Africa Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Africa is experiencing a rapid population growth and becoming younger and younger, with some countries having as much as 70%-75% of their population below the age of 25. This demographic shift
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Global Issues Forum 2020

May 27, 2020
Higher Education and Environmental Sustainability In this inaugural Global Issues Forum, we focus our sights on sustainable development and the environment. The event will bring together professionals, students, researchers, and activists in sustainable development, environmental studies, and
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Global Learning Lab 2020

May 27, 2020
This NAFSA Signature Program has been cancelled out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees. Learn more about the decision to cancel this Signature Program and the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. Global Learning in the Research Environment: Convergence, Innovation & Impact NAFSA’s
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Presidents and Provosts Summit 2020

May 27 - 29, 2020
This NAFSA Signature Program has been cancelled out of concern for the health and safety of our attendees. Learn more about the decision to cancel this Signature Program and the NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo. Join us May 27-28, 2020 for the NAFSA Presidents and Provosts Summit during the NAFSA
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Seminar on Peace and Social Justice 2020

May 28, 2020
Higher Education and the Refugee Crisis Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 12:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. The Seminar on Peace and Social Justice: Higher Education and the Refugee Crisis will bring together scholars and practitioners in peacebuilding and international education. This half-day event will turn our
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2020 Region III Conference

The NAFSA Region III Team is excited to invite you to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the 2020 regional conference on October 4-7, 2020. Please refer back to this page for regular updates as they become available. Named one of the 50 Best Places to Travel in 2020 by Travel + Leisure, Oklahoma City is
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