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.

NAFSA Research Symposium

November 22, 2019
Review the call for proposals and remember to submit your proposal by September 2, 2019 . Join NAFSA and colleagues in recognizing international education research at the seventh Research Symposium - A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education - during
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Advocacy Day

March 18 - 19, 2020
Image At NAFSA's Advocacy Day, speak out for students, scholars, and policies that matter to you! After a day of training and strategizing, you will head to Capitol Hill with all the tools you need to educate Congress on how international education impacts your state and district and why we need a
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NAFSA 2020 Annual Conference & Expo

May 24 - 29, 2020
Warm Welcome to All We look forward to meeting you in St. Louis, Missouri, next year 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
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