NAFSA Regions


NAFSA's membership in the United States* is organized into 11 geographic regions, which provide the all-important grassroots strength of the association.

Click on the map below to visit that region's website.

Region 1Region 1Region 12Region 12Region 2Region 2Region 2Region 4Region 4Region 5Region 5Region 6Region 8Region 10Region 11Region 7Region 3

What Happens at the Regional Level?

Many opportunities for involvement, association activities, and leadership are found at the regional level. Each region is governed by an elected chair and a team composed of representatives of the knowledge communities and interest groups. Many states and metropolitan areas hold regular NAFSA meetings. The regions sponsor frequent workshops on topics of special interest and annual conferences.

Regional Conferences 2017

Annually in the fall, the 11 NAFSA regions hold their conferences. These are excellent opportunities to network with accomplished colleagues and to stay current with the latest trends. View dates and locations for this year's conferences.

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Regional Affairs Committee

The Regional Affairs Committee are the past chairs of the 11 regions and ensure the development and dissemination of knowledge needed by professionals engaged on regional leadership teams and in regional events and offerings. Regional Affairs Committee members:

  • Assess needs of regional leaders and design processes, guidelines, tools, training, etc. to serve them.
  • Facilitate the development of sound business and leadership practices in the regions, consistent with the fiduciary obligations of the association—fiscal, legal, and ethical.
  • Encourage members in the regions to provide their information in the member skills database for consideration for task forces and leadership positions for which they have particular expertise.

Travis Ulrich
Chair, Regional Affairs Committee

Saundra Hampton
Chair-designate, Regional Affairs Committee
Pratt Institute

*Members who reside outside the United States are encouraged to participate in professional development activities that take place at the regional and national levels and to become involved in NAFSA's volunteer leadership. NAFSA also works collaboratively with sister organizations in other countries and world regions that promote international education and exchange.


  • Region One
    Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
  • Region Two
    Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Utah, Wyoming
  • Region Three
    Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
  • Region Four
    Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota
  • Region Five
    Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin
  • Region Six
    Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio
  • Region Seven
    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico
  • Region Eight
    Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Region Ten
    New Jersey, New York
  • Region Eleven
    Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Region Twelve
    California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands