Take Action for Dreamers

June 04, 2019

By Katie O’Connell

The House Judiciary Committee voted recently in favor of provisions of the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6), introduced by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY-07), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-09). We now expect the bill to head to the House floor for a full vote as early as... See More

Last Minute Tips for NAFSA 2019

May 23, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

NAFSA 2019 is just a few days away, and we've got you covered on the top things you need to know before you arrive in Washington, D.C. Whether you're flying in, driving or arriving by train, please be aware of the Metro map and schedule. A great app for smartphone users when getting around is Citymapper. This app has a map of the Metro, real-time bus schedules based on your location, and it can even show you travel routes to your destination by car, Metro train, bike or... See More

D.C.'s Happiest Hour

May 20, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

There are 2,233 restaurants in the District and more than half of those offer happy hour specials. There’s really no better place to indulge in half-price, delicious bites and drinks. You can find everything from tacos to tapas, cocktails to chardonnay, and best of all, great company!... See More

Neighborhoods in Washington, DC

April 24, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

You'd never guess from its size that Washington, DC boasts roughly 131 neighborhoods and four distinctive quadrants. Each section of the District has a story to tell, and the history, culture, and community behind each neighborhood is rich and unique. Let's break it down. While in Washington, DC for NAFSA 2019, you'll find there are distinct neighborhoods in each of the four quadrants of the city.... See More

Why the United States Needs a National Strategy to Promote Study Abroad

April 15, 2019

By Mark Farmer

Karin Fischer, reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education, asked why the United States needed a national strategy to promote study abroad. This is my response.

The United States needs a national strategy to promote study abroad because study abroad strengthens our national and economic security and provides countless benefits to our students, but it remains out of the question for far too many.

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Day Trips Near Washington, DC

April 12, 2019

By Laurel Brooks and Michelle Morris

For those coming to Washington, DC ahead of NAFSA 2019 or staying after, there are many sites to see and experience beyond the city limits. Bordered by Maryland and Virginia, there are many places to vistit during your stay. If you're feeling adventurous, you could visit the Delaware coast or travel to Richmond, Virginia (both are about a two hour drive). If you weren't able to... See More