NAFSA Research Connections

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Here we explore—and encourage discussion about—scholarship, reports and news articles on topics related to global learning, internationalization and the higher education context. Find bibliographies (compiled weekly and monthly under the library tab), thought pieces, and, with your participation and contributions, insightful reflection on wide-ranging issues. Whether a student, faculty member, study abroad adviser, international student services adviser, senior international officer, immigration specialist, or all (or none) of the above, come share with us what you are reading, researching, and thinking.
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  • NAFSA 2018 Research Symposium (November) - Now Accepting Proposals

    Proposals are now being accepted for the November 2018 Research Symposium.

    The Research Symposium is a venue for peer review, sharing ideas and information related to research and scholarship in international education. Paper proposals should present original, unpublished research in international education focusing on topics such as:
    • Global learning and its outcomes for students and faculty members
    • Peace and civil society discussions through international education programs
    • Collaborations across borders for global learning both at home and abroad
    • International education’s role in addressing international security and policy concerns
    • Language education for intercultural learning and cross-cultural communication
    • Outcomes of international education from curricular and co-curricular experiences
    • Diversity and inclusion with scholarly collaborations within and across disciplines
    • Other topics of interest in international education (i.e., education abroad; international education leadership; international enrollment management; international student and scholar services; and teaching, learning, and scholarship in international education)

    Please review the Call for Proposals guidelines before submitting. Abstracts will be evaluated according to originality, clarity, and depth of knowledge demonstrated by the research.

    The deadline to submit proposals is August 31, 2018.

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