NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide at more than 3,500 institutions, in more than 160 countries.

Mission, Vision, Values

NAFSA believes that international education advances learning and scholarship, fosters understanding and respect among people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and is essential for developing globally competent individuals.

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Leadership and Governance

Meet NAFSA's Board of Directors and senior staff, review the governing documents that guide the association. Get involved as a member leader.

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NAFSA Senior Fellows

The NAFSA Senior Fellows provide intellectual support to NAFSA’s efforts in thought leadership and research and scholarship generation in higher education internationalization, global learning, and international affairs.

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NAFSA honors excellence in international education with awards recognizing institutional excellence and individual achievement across the field.

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For the Media

NAFSA's online newsroom includes NAFSA press releases, official statements, and letters to the editor. Stay connected.

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History of NAFSA

Explore the history of NAFSA, from the organization's founding 1948 to its role today as the world's leading voice for international education and exchange.

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NAFSA Annual Business Meeting

The 2023 NAFSA Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall take place on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) in Washington, DC. The meeting will provide members with an update on the state of the association and an opportunity to ask questions.

Simon Award Winners

Meet the seven exemplary U.S. universities and colleges that received a 2023 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.