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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Global Learning Lab

Deans, faculty, senior international officers, and scholar-practitioners discuss strategies for incorporating global competencies into learning across the curriculum.

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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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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.

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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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F-1 Advising: Getting Started

May 1 - 31, 2021 | 12:00 am
The next session starts on May 1, 2021. Enrollment is open from now through April 28, 2021. For details on applying, review the FAQ section. 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
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Restarting Education Abroad

May 6, 2021 | 10:00 am
One of the most challenging decisions facing education abroad professionals today is when to “re-open” study abroad programs and student mobility. There is no right answer to the question of when; each institution will need to review mobility options based on established and emerging policies and
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F-1 Student Advising for Beginners

May 12 - 14, 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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NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference and Expo

June 1 - 4, 2021 | 9:00 am
The Transformational Event for Every International Educator NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo! Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global
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Latin America and Caribbean Forum 2021

June 2, 2021 | 2:00 pm
International Higher Education Innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean NAFSA welcomes you to join us at the Latin America and Caribbean Forum 2021, a special Signature Program included with registration for the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo. The 2021 Latin America and Caribbean Forum
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Symposium on Leadership 2021

June 3, 2021 | 10:00 am
Future-Proof International Education: Successful Leadership for the Next Decade NAFSA welcomes you to join us at the Symposium on Leadership 2021, a special signature program included with registration for the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo. 2020 posed a generational challenge for all aspects
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Management Development Program

June 7 - July 2 | 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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Executive Internationalization Leadership e-Institute I

July 15, 2021 - June 15, 2022 | 9:00 am
The Executive Leadership e-Institute is presented by the most experienced team of NAFSA Faculty global campus internationalization experts. Our faculty have managed internationalization initiatives, published extensively, and presented at numerous workshops, forums, and conferences. Participants
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