About International Education

Explore international education and how NAFSA is advancing the field through efforts in campus internationalization, global learning, and thought leadership.

International education advances learning and scholarship; builds understanding and respect among different peoples; and enhances constructive leadership in the global community. NAFSA and its members believe that international education is fundamental to fostering peace, security, and well-being.

International educators range from frontline professionals to faculty, deans, provosts, and presidents of college and universities. There are also the professionals who provide services or products that support the field of international education.

Explore all that international education has to offer and learn more about how NAFSA works to support the dedicated individuals who have made international education their career.


From institutions to individuals, internationalization is the intentional effort to weave international, intercultural, and global dimensions into the philosophy of higher education.

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Global Learning

Explore NAFSA's work with faculty, departments, and institutions to successfully prepare students for the challenges of today's diverse, complex, and interconnected world.

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International Education Town Hall

NAFSA International Education Town Hall events are open to all and give international educators worldwide the opportunity to share, listen, and learn together.

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The #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign is a welcome message from U.S. higher education to international students around the world.

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For Students

Find resources and information designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in—or currently participating in—the world of international education.

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NAFSA Worldview

NAFSA Worldview programs highlight global issues relevant to international educators. World leaders, policy experts, and celebrated authors share insights that can expand and shape our perspective.

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