Meet us at these upcoming events in 2024:

  • May 28-31, 2024: NAFSA 2024 Annual Conference & Expo (New Orleans, LA USA). Expo Hall Booth #2019. Poster presentations: Entre Vecinos: Education Majors develop through Global South-South Study Abroad & Empowering Students Global Mindsets: Virtual Exchange Programs Assessed. Find out more.
  • August 16-18, 2024: AFS Youth Assembly (New York City, NY, USA). Exhibiting at the Opportunities Fair, Global Up Workshop and Certificate Ceremony. Find out more.
  • September 17-20, 2024: EAIE Annual Conference and Exhibition (Toulouse, France). Presenting on Developing Critical Intercultural Skills for Effective Leadership in Faculty, Staff and Students with FDU, AFS Lowlands. Find out more.

Visit Our Booth, Posters & Special Events

Connect with us at NAFSA 2024

During the NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo (May 28-31, 2024 in New Orleans), our team is hosting a few special events and we would love for you to join us! If you are attending or have colleagues attending, please share these opportunities with them:

  • Visit our booth: Stop by our booth #2019 to talk about how our global competence programs can support your work and explore ways to become our partner. Plus, kick off NAFSA with networking in our NAFSA Quarter: we’re co-hosting happy hour with Student Universe, Int’l Volunteer HQ and Barcelona SAE on Tuesday, May 28. Register for the Happy Hour here.
  • Get some partner appreciation: On Wednesday, May 29 come to our booth for a chat and a token of appreciation as a Global Up Partner.
  • Include the poster fair in your plans: On Wednesday, May 29 from 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m AFS staff will deliver two poster presentations. Make sure you don’t miss these:
    • Entre Vecinos: Education Majors develop through Global South-South Study Abroad 
    • Empowering Students Global Mindsets: Virtual Exchange Programs
  • Get 1:1 time with us: Schedule a meeting to chat global competence during conference with one of our representatives (using calendly) and, of course, you can always request a demo of the curriculum ahead of NAFSA by letting us know your interest here.

Watch Our Webinar Recordings

International Education Week 2023

International Education Week (IEW) 2023, held from November 13 to 17, offered an opportunity to acknowledge the advantages of international education and exchange on a global scale. IEW is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  In alignment with this event, AFS conducted a comprehensive webinar series showcasing global competence research results, youth leadership, sustainability and more.  Watch the recordings of all webinars in the playlist above.

Polytechnic and Engineering Education Abroad

Future practicing engineers need to be supported through educational systems that teach them not only technical skills, but professional skills such as awareness of social and cultural implications of their designs, understanding and appreciation of diversity, and additional skills in project management, collaboration, and effective communication. These cross-cultural programs are an example of an innovation in engineering abroad education.

How to Global Up Your Education Institution

The use of technology and online learning for education at all levels has accelerated beyond what many institutions had prepared or planned for. Watch this session presented at the APAIE 2022 Conference about how we met this pandemic challenge and how we’re continuing to global up for the uncertain, emerging future. The session is delivered by AFS Intercultural Programs, Education New Zealand (EZN) and Massey University.

Weaving Global Competence into Law and Business Education

Two dynamic experts make the case for global competence as an essential component of education. They showcase how they’ve taken the lead to prepare their students to be effective lawyers and business professionals in their fields, while making a meaningful difference in the world. The panelists were Professor Carl Warren from the University of St. Thomas School of Law directs the Community Justice Project, and Dr. Jennifer Teague is Program Lead for Global Business and the School of Business’ Education Abroad programs at Purdue University Global.

New Virtual Education Programs Launch: Global Up Abroad & Global Up Educator

Presenting the newly upgraded version of the Global Up Abroad, for students to reflect on themselves as cultural beings before departing, see themselves in new contexts during, and reflect on their growth and new lifelong skills upon returning home. We also showcased Global Up Educator, a new version applicable for both in-service and preservice teachers. Find out why global competence is so important for those who are working with K-12 students around the world and how we’re building that into our outreach efforts.

How to Global Up Your Institution: Industry Leaders Share Their Perspectives

Are you committed to global-readying your institution? Curious about different approaches and how to implement global competence development for your students, faculty & staff? Hear different perspectives and implementation approaches from a panel of leading government agents, NGO, and higher ed institutional leaders. These partners have all institutionalized the AFS Global Up.