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.

Supporting Sponsored Students from Pre-Arrival Through Graduation

October 15, 2019
Join us on October 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT . In this text-based chat session, we will explore different ideas that provide support, leadership training, and programming for students with a scholarship. We will discuss and share how universities can work with scholarship providers to enhance the student
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2019 Region IV Conference

October 21 - 24, 2019
Join us in Fargo, North Dakota for the 2019 Regional Conference. This year’s conference theme is “Go FAR GO Global” It all starts in Fargo - ranked in the top 100 best places to live in 2018 by “Livability.”
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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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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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