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 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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Tracks and Trails: Forging Ahead in International Ed

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region I is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings on October 19-23! We look forward to connecting as a region at our 2020 virtual event, Tracks and Trails: Forging Ahead in International Ed!
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Region XII Fall Virtual Event

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region XII is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings on October 19-23! We look forward to connecting as a region at our 2020 virtual event!
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Region V 2020 Virtual Event

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region V is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings on October 21-23! We look forward to connecting as a region at our 2020 virtual event!
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Region IV Fall Virtual Program

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region IV is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings on October 27 and 28! We look forward to connecting as a region at the NAFSA IV 2020 Fall Virtual Program..."Virtually Everyone Will Be There!"
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Intercultural Communication in Practice

International educators (are expected to) provide intercultural guidance to students going abroad and incoming international students, as well as to other constituents on an increasingly diverse campus. How we navigate these intercultural experiences can impact cultural adjustment and inclusion
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J-1 Advising: Intermediate

This workshop compliments and broadens your knowledge gained after completing the J-1 Advising for Beginners workshop since it goes more deeply into grey areas of J advising. This workshop is designed to help you think through the development of policies, procedures, and practices necessary to
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Region VI Fall Virtual Event

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region VI is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings throughout on November 9, 10, and 12! We look forward to connecting as a region at our 2020 virtual event!
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Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision

In lieu of a 2020 in-person conference, Region VII is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of virtual offerings on November 9-13! We look forward to connecting as a region at the 2020 Region VII Fall Virtual Program: Navigating Change with Purpose & Vision.
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Management Essentials for Education Abroad Offices

Learn essentials, through interactive work with peers, including finance, program evaluation, and staff management in the context of current education abroad best practices. Gain insights from trainers, who currently manage education abroad offices, so that you can understand the challenges you
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