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Region XII Travel Grant to Reno! Apply by August 24th

We're happy to announce that we are now accepting travel grant applications for the Region XII Conference in Reno, Nevada! All 4 districts of Region XII (Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Nevada, Northern California, and Southern California) will have their own Travel Grant Awards.

Deadline for submission is: Friday, August 24, 2018

Grantees will be notified by August 31, 2018 to make sure they can register for the conference before the September 14 Early Bird Registration deadline.
Applicants must submit their application online, and complete the financial worksheet to upload with your application. Travel grants are open to NAFSA members as well as non-members however preference will be given to NAFSA members. For questions regarding Travel Grant process or details, please contact your respective District Chair in Region XII


Thirteen Open Region XII Team Positions!

A great way to get involved with NAFSA

We have thirteen open team positions starting in 2019. Serving on the Regional Team is an excellent way to broaden your skills as an international educator, serve your community, and make professional relationships that last a lifetime.

The thirteen positions are listed below, and you can find general descriptions here. If you wish to contact the current team member to learn more about the position, please visit the NAFSA Region XII Team Roster or contact Denise Folga, 2018 Chair Elect, at for a more detailed position description.

  • Chair Elect
  • Conference Chair
  • Conference Apprentice
  • Treasurer Apprentice
  • Secretary
  • Membership & Mentorship
  • K-12 Rep
  • Education & Training
  • Education Abroad KC Rep
  • International Education Leadership (IEL) Rep
  • Regulatory Ombud Subcommittee (Students)
  • Advocacy Apprentice
  • Postdoc Rep

Apply for a position by August 24!

NAFSA Academy Class 16 Application Open!


The NAFSA Academy for International Education is an intensive year-long training program with many networking opportunities. The Academy aids in learning about all areas of international education and prepares you for leadership, both within NAFSA and your own institutions.

If the Academy sounds like something you’d enjoy being involved in, then you are in luck! The application for Academy Class 16 are now open!

Going to the NAFSA Region XII conference in Reno, NV? There will be many NAFSA Academy members there, from both current and past Academy classes. There will also be table in the Expo Hall where you can visit and ask questions about the NAFSA Academy.

If you would like to consider joining the next Academy class, you can read more about the Academy on the NAFSA website and look for Academy events and members at the upcoming conference. You can also email Tracey Ward, the Region XII Membership and Academy Coordinator at  if you have any questions.