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Apr 06, 2016, 17:18 ET NAFSA CEO Marlene Johnson to Retire After 18 Years of Dedicated Service to the Field of International Education

The following statement was issued by the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Board of Directors: "The NAFSA Board of Directors...


Mar 21, 2016, 17:14 ET NAFSA Commends President Obama's Focus on Educational Exchanges with Cuba

NAFSA: Association of International Educators (NAFSA) has committed more than 10 years to advocacy to normalize U.S.-Cuban relations and to...


Mar 15, 2016, 11:43 ET President Obama Announces Administrative Actions to Ease More Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

 In reaction to President Obama's announcement that his administration will take action to further ease travel restrictions to Cuba, Marlene M....


Feb 23, 2016, 11:12 ET NAFSA 2016 International Education Conference to Open with Performance by Aloe Blacc

 NAFSA: Association of International Educators (www.nafsa.org) is pleased to announce Grammy-nominated international music superstar Aloe Blacc...


Jan 13, 2016, 20:22 ET Statement from NAFSA CEO Marlene Johnson on State of the Union Address

Marlene M. Johnson, executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, issued the following statement on President...


Dec 17, 2015, 15:47 ET NAFSA Launches New Initiative to Expand Relationships between U.S. & Cuban Higher Education Institutions

Today, on the one-year anniversary of President Obama's historic announcement to begin normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba,...


Dec 08, 2015, 11:36 ET Nobel Peace Laureate and Children's Rights Activist Kailash Satyarthi to Speak at NAFSA 2016 International Education Conference in Denver

Nobel Peace laureate and longtime children's rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, will deliver the closing plenary address at the NAFSA: Association...


Dec 01, 2015, 10:20 ET New Standards to Integrate Global Education into PK-12 Teaching Standards and Curriculum

Today, NAFSA: Association of International Educators released the Global Preparation Lens for the InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards. This tool...


Nov 19, 2015, 11:13 ET NAFSA CEO Calls Upon Congress to Offer Safe Refuge to Syrians

In response to congressional review of the impact of the Syrian refugees on the United States, Marlene M. Johnson, executive director and CEO of...


Nov 16, 2015, 07:28 ET New NAFSA Data: International Students Contribute $30.5 Billion to the U.S. Economy

NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced results from its latest economic analysis of international students studying in the United...


Jul 01, 2015, 16:40 ET Agreement to Reopen Embassies Marks Symbolic Step Forward in U.S. Engagement with Cuba

In response to today's announcement by President Obama that the United States and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in their respective...


Feb 24, 2015, 12:06 ET NAFSA Announces 2015 Simon Awards

 NAFSA's 2015 Senator Paul Simon Awards for Campus Internationalization will be presented to eight U.S. universities and colleges for their...


Dec 17, 2014, 18:16 ET President Obama Takes Historic Steps to Expand U.S. Engagement with Cuba

In response to President Obama's announcement that the United States is re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba, Victor C. Johnson, senior...


Dec 02, 2014, 11:14 ET Best-selling Author Malcolm Gladwell to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell will deliver the opening plenary address at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators 2015 Annual...


Nov 20, 2014, 21:29 ET President Obama Keeps His Promise to the American People and Takes Action on Immigration

 In response to President Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration, Marlene M. Johnson, executive director and CEO of NAFSA:...


Nov 18, 2014, 14:18 ET Nobel Peace Laureate and Human Rights Activist Tawakkol Karman to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Journalist, politician, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman will speak at NAFSA: Association of International...


Nov 17, 2014, 12:36 ET International Students Contribute $26.8 Billion to the U.S. Economy

 NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced an increase in dollars and jobs that international students and scholars bring to the...


Nov 06, 2014, 10:50 ET Human Rights Activist and Former Child Soldier Ishmael Beah to Speak at NAFSA 2015 International Education Conference in Boston

Human rights activist, bestselling author, and former child soldier from Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah will speak at NAFSA: Association of...


Oct 28, 2014, 09:51 ET First Plenary Speaker Announced for NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference: Shiza Shahid, Cofounder and Ambassador of the Malala Fund

Shiza Shahid, cofounder and ambassador of the Malala Fund, is the first publicly announced plenary speaker of NAFSA: Association of International...


Jun 26, 2014, 10:00 ET NAFSA To Advance Tribal Enterprise Development With Key Sponsorship For RES D.C. Conference

As tribes continue working to find new sources of economic development and bring much-needed funding and resources to their reservations, the...


Apr 24, 2014, 09:00 ET New Documentary Short 'Frozen Homeland' Is Story of Survival for Upper Peninsula-Based Tribe

 Facing the harshest winter on record, skyrocketing propane prices and some of its members choosing between food and heat, the Lac Vieux Desert...


Jan 22, 2014, 16:52 ET NAFSA: Secretary Kerry Announces First Grant Winners At President Obama's 100,000 Strong In The Americas Partnership Launch

Recipient higher education institutions will increase numbers and diversity of study abroad participants, build collaboration throughout the...


Dec 16, 2013, 16:15 ET NAFSA Applauds CFPB Enforcement Action against Fraudulent Lending Practices by CashCall

-Executive Director of Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Promotes Lending Best Practices, Sovereign Tribal Law and...


Nov 12, 2013, 13:48 ET International Students Support Job Creation and Contribute $24 Billion to U.S. Economy

New state and congressional level economic data and U.S. study abroad demographic data now available from NAFSA The 819,644 international...


Oct 22, 2013, 11:45 ET National Congress of American Indians Joins NAFSA's Fight to Protect Sovereign Rights

Following repeated attacks on the lending businesses owned, operated, and regulated by sovereign Native American tribes, the National Congress of...