Conferences, List-servs, and Periodicals

See also: Faculty and Administrator Development


AAC&U Annual Meeting (AAC&U): This year was AAC&U’s Centennial Annual Meeting—“Liberal Education, Global Flourishing, and the Equity Imperative”—which will examined the multiple meanings of “global flourishing” for individuals and society. Click on Session Materials, under Resources, to find session PowerPoints, handouts, and other useful resources. AAC&U’s Annual Meeting is held each year in January.

ACE Annual Meeting (ACE):  This yearly meeting enables U.S. leaders and their colleagues from other countries to build their networks, examine key issues, and share solutions.

AIEA Conference (AIEA): Association of International Education Administrators annual conference addresses “big picture” issues of internationalization.  Usually held in February of each year.

Executive Forum on Leading Internationalization (ACE):  The Executive Forum for Leading Internationalization (formerly the Leadership Network for International Education) is an annual meeting of college and university presidents, chief academic officers (CAOs), and senior international officers (with their president or CAO) to explore strategies for advancing internationalization.

Forum on Education Abroad’s Annual Conference:  The distinctive sessions of the Forum’s Annual Conference engage participants in thought-provoking dialogue, promoting collegiality and the vibrant exchange of ideas. The signature interactive sessions promote professional development through roundtable discussions and town-hall style debate. Education abroad professionals value the high-level discourse, and the opportunity to continue the dialogue beyond conference sessions.

Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice Institutes (Forum on Education Abroad) The Forum’s Standards Institutes provide a full-day in depth exploration of one of the Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. The practical, hands-on focus for this day includes plenary and multiple concurrent sessions. Standards Institute sessions are geared to experienced professionals, and assume participants have a level of knowledge “beyond the basics” of education abroad policy and practice.

Forum on Education Abroad Workshops and Training (Forum on Education Abroad) The Forum on Education Abroad offers a full calendar of workshop and training opportunities throughout the year, on topics specifically related to education abroad, at locations across the U.S> and internationally.

2015 Global Learning in College: Defining, Developing, and Assessing Institutional Roadmaps (AAC&U) The AAC&U Global Learning Network for Academic Renewal conference focuses on a variety of global learning dimensions grounded in an equity-minded framework and liberal learning goals. It provides educators with opportunities to learn more about the latest findings on global learning.

Internationalization Collaborative (ACE/AIEA): The Internationalization Collaborative hosts an annual forum, usually in February, for teams of faculty and administrators to share ideas and help one another in furthering internationalization on their campuses.

NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo: The largest annual event in international higher education, NAFSA’s conference brings together close to 10,000 educators from over 100 countries for workshops, sessions, and networking events.


Leading Internationalization Network (NAFSA): Events of special interest, practice resources, and discussion forums on internationalization.

Listserv Summary Results (AIEA): overview of policies, procedures, and results of general surveys related to campus internationalization.


Diversity and Democracy (AAC&U):  D & D is a Quarterly magazine published online and in print to provide promising models for educators as they design and reshape their programs on diversity, civic engagement, and global learning.

Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad: Frontiers publishes thought-provoking research articles, insightful essays, and concise book reviews that documents some of the best thinking, assessment,  and innovative programming in the  education abroad field. After one year of publication, all content is available as a free download.

International Educator magazine (NAFSA): Includes general articles on internationalization as well as curriculum integration in graduate programs.