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NAFSA Welcomes Cuban Scholars to Annual Conference 2016 at Denver, Colorado

NAFSA Cuba Engagement

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 – NAFSA: Association of International Educators welcomes four scholars from Cuba’s University of Cienfuegos to “Building Capacity for Global Learning”, the 68th Annual Conference and Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colo., May 29 – June 3, 2016. The NAFSA-sponsored Cuban scholars’ attendance is part of NAFSA’s ongoing commitment to creating sustainable partnerships between U.S. ... Read More »

NAFSA – World’s Largest International Education Conference Coming to Denver

NAFSA 2016

NAFSA’s 68th Annual Conference and Expo, Building Capacity for Global Learning, is the world’s largest gathering of professionals in international education. The conference features a daily plenary speaker who will bring global expertise to a particular subject vital to building a more globally engaged citizenry and a more peaceful world. WHEN Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, June 3, 2016 WHERE ... Read More »

Richard W. Riley Awarded NAFSA Board of Directors Special Award for Outstanding Leadership in U.S. International Education Policy

Richard W. Riley

BOSTON, May 26, 2015 – Today, at the opening plenary session of the 2015 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo, former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley was presented with a prestigious NAFSA Board of Directors Special Award for Outstanding Leadership in U.S. International Education Policy. This award recognizes Riley’s long-standing commitment to global education and fostering international collaboration. As ... Read More »

American President Takes Historic Steps to Expand Engagement with Cuba

President OBAMA

In response to President Obama’s announcement that the United States is re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, Victor C. Johnson, senior adviser for public policy at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, issued the following statement: “We commend President Obama for charting a new course for productive relations between the United States and Cuba. For far too long, our nation’s policy toward the ... Read More »

Malcolm Gladwell to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

NAFSA Boston 2015

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell will deliver the opening plenary address at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2015 Annual Conference & Expo. An author of global renown and a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, Gladwell was recently named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people and a Foreign Policy Top Global Thinker. He will join the ... Read More »

Shiza Shahid, Cofounder and Ambassador of the Malala Fund to be a Plenary Speaker in 2015

NAFSA Boston 2015

WASHINGTON, October 28, 2014 – Shiza Shahid, cofounder and ambassador of the Malala Fund, is the first publicly announced plenary speaker of NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ 2015 Annual Conference and Expo. She was recently named one of TIME magazine’s “30 Under 30 World Changers” and to the Forbes “30 Under 30″ list of social entrepreneurs. The Malala Fund was ... Read More »

NAFSA stages the biggest education conference in the world once again


NAFSA once again stages the biggest education conference in the world with more than 10000 attendees and 400+ exhibitors in the International Education Expo. San Diego, California is the city in which for the first time the number of attendees has crossed the mark of 10000 in the NAFSA conference. Education sector experts from around the world attended this conference ... Read More »

Perceptions of international student retention vary substantially

foreign students

Perceptions of retention factors differ considerably between what international students actually think and what colleges and universities view as retention issues, according to a new national survey released today by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. In the three-phase research project, funded by ELS, entitled U.S. Study of International Undergraduate Retention: Implications and Gaps between International Education Professionals and International Students, ... Read More »

Five outstanding international educators recognized with NAFSA awards


During the 66th annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, five outstanding international educators were presented with prestigious NAFSA awards. This year’s award recipients are Gayle Woodruff for the Marita Houlihan Award; Joy Stevenson for the Homer Higbee Award; and John Greisberger, Robert Locke, and Connie Perdreau for NAFSA Life Membership Awards. The Cassandra Pyle Award was presented yesterday ... Read More »

NAFSA breaches the 10000 mark


NAFSA breaches the 10000 mark; The no of attendees at the 66th NAFSA Annual Conference 2014, San Diego has recorded the highest number of attendees in its annual conference so far. It was announced in the Opening Plenary that on the first day of the conference there were already  9937 registrations from more than 90 countries. This number included 3051 ... Read More »

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