What We Stand For

Global learning leads to a more engaged and welcoming United States, more responsive and participatory government, and a more secure and peaceful world. To advance our mission, NAFSA advocates for policies that foster the exchange of ideas, create a commonsense immigration process, support the evolution and improvement of democratic institutions, and encourage enlightened global engagement.

Welcoming International Students and Scholars

The United States must ensure international students, scholars, and their families are welcome. They create jobs, drive innovation, enrich our classrooms, strengthen our national security, and become our best ambassadors and allies around the world.

Visa and Immigration Policy: Reform for a System that Works

Create a fair immigration process with a roadmap to earned citizenship and more green cards for graduates to enhance U.S. innovation and competitiveness.

Education Policy: Expanding Access to Study Abroad for U.S. Students

Expand and diversify opportunities for Americans to gain the foreign language and cross-cultural skills necessary to be competent in a global economy.

Foreign Policy: Ending the Embargo on Cuba

Continue to normalize relations with Cuba, focusing on freedom of travel, education, and exchange.