Education Abroad Leadership


Envisioning strategy and policy for education abroad offices.

New Publication

Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad
This new edition of NAFSA's best-selling book is designed primarily for staff and faculty working in higher education in the United States who are responsible for developing, leading, or managing short-term education abroad programs. It is also useful for those in upper administration trying to gain a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of undertaking short-term programs.

Upcoming Events

Government Connection: Improved Consular Safety and Security Messaging
January 23, 2018
International safety and security for students, faculty, and staff traveling abroad is a top priority for all U.S. collages and universities many of whom base their programming and travel policies on safety information issued by the U.S. Department of State. With the announcement of a new leveled Travel Advisory system, institutions across the United States may need to review and revise their travel policies.

Responding to Mental Health Issues in International Education
February 13, 2018
Explore techniques and resources to support students with mental health challenges.

Education Abroad Regulatory Summit
March 21, 2018
Gain insights from government officials about the most pressing regulatory issues for Education Abroad. Panel discussions will cover Title IX, Clery, Cuba, Financial Aid, and Travel Advisories. Register now for this one-day in-person event.

Past Events

Successful Collaborations Between Financial Aid and Study Abroad Offices
December 12, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. EDT
When Financial Aid Offices and Study Abroad Offices work together, everyone wins. This Collegial Conversation explored what this collaborative relationship looks like on two different campuses and will provide participants with ways to start or enhance such a relationship on their own campus.

Demonstrating Value: Success Strategies for International Education Leaders
November 15, 2017
International education programs bring quantitative and qualitative benefits to our communities, engage our students in meaningful interactions, and help us learn more about the world in which we must compete and thrive. This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar will give you the tools to communicate the relevance and value of international education with clarity.

Ethical and Sustainable Service Learning for Education Abroad
October 4, 2017
As the demand for meaningful, service-oriented study abroad experience rises, so does the potential for ethical missteps. This NAFSA e-Learning Seminar provides tips and insights into selecting partners and working with host communities to ensure both your students and the local community will benefit. Purchase the recording.

Focus Track for Advanced EA Professionals

The Annual Conference Committee created a special "focus track" featuring critical content for professionals engaged in education abroad strategy and policy. View the details on the 2017 sessions selected for the focus track Icon PDF 16

NAFSA Resources for Advanced Education Abroad Professionals