NAFSA Events and Resources Supporting International Education Week


November 13-17, 2017

November 13-17 marks the 18th anniversary of International Education Week (IEW), an annual celebration of international education and exchange worldwide. Institutions across the United States and around the world are hosting events throughout the week to recognize international students, education abroad, and internationalization.

Connect Your Campus

Celebrate the opportunities of international education and exchange with NAFSA: Association of International Educators. During International Education Week, NAFSA presents several online and in-person events and offers resources that you can share on your campus, campus internationalization, program development, diplomacy, peace, research, and the economic contribution of international students to the U.S. economy.

LIVE Webcast

NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. (EST)
Join the 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award Presidential Panel live webcast from Washington, D.C. Watch this annual gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions as they discuss their successes in campus internationalization. This event is accessible free of charge.

Online Learning Event

Demonstrating Value: Success Strategies for International Education Leaders
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. (EST)
This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar will provide participants with concrete tools and strategies to demonstrate and promote the vital role of international education. Experienced presenters from across the international education community will reflect on the new challenges of championing international education and will provide insights that will address obstacles and opportunities for international education in an evolving educational landscape.

Symposium and LIVE Online Event

NAFSA USIP Symposium on International Education, Diplomacy, and Peace
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. (EST)
NAFSA and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), two organizations working to advance policies and practices that ensure a more interconnected, peaceful world, will host an in-person and online symposium on topics at the intersection of international education and international affairs. The symposium will consider government policies promoting international education to build global communities, and peacebuilding approaches for higher education. Join online for all or for select sessions.

NAFSA thanks our partners at the USIP.

In-Person Learning Event

NAFSA Research Symposium
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. (EST)
The NAFSA Research Symposium serves as a venue for the research community in the field of international education and related disciplines to share original unpublished work and discuss research problems in an academic and professional environment. The Research Symposium is considered relevant to international education researchers and scholars at every stage of their career – graduate students, post-docs, faculty members and practitioners.

Special Resources

NAFSA International Student Economic Value Tool
Obtain the latest information about the economic contributions of international students and their families to the United States. Sort the data at the national level and by state, region, and congressional district to get a clear picture of just how much the United States benefits from international education. View 10-year trends and detailed job sector analysis. And, use data in advocacy with institutional leadership as well as government officials. This resource is available free of charge.

Internationalizing the Campus 2017: Profiles of Success at Colleges and Universities - Coming soon
Internationalizing the Campus is a collection of profiles of colleges and universities that received either NAFSA’s 2017 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization or Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award. The report cites exemplary practices, model approaches, and key trends related to international education on outstanding U.S. campuses.

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Special Message

Watch a special message from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos