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NAFSA Announces International Education Certificate Program During Annual Conference


NEW ORLEANS, La. - NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced today that the International Education Professional Certificate (IEPC) program is now available.

The IEPC combines NAFSA’s International Education Professional Competencies™, the scalable and flexible learning experience provided by Common Purpose, and the broad industry reach of Times Higher Education (THE) to deliver the sector’s first professional certificate program. Since the partnership was announced in London earlier this month, more than 400 international educators from across the globe have registered interest in the course.

“Providing a certificate program to guide the professional development of international educators from all over the world at all stages of their career has been a long-held goal of NAFSA’s,” said Fanta Aw, NAFSA executive director and CEO.

“The partnership with THE and Common Purpose made it possible to offer a high-quality, on-demand learning experience for our growing and evolving field. It is gratifying to see the sector respond in such a positive way to a program that we’re very proud of.”

Learners can expect training on topics including how to responsibly allocate fiscal resources in pursuit of innovative internationalization; how to design and deliver inclusive and accessible programs, and how to build productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Courses for high-potential and senior professionals will be brought online in the coming months. Incentives are available for group purchases and for registering for the full 12- module course. Upon successful completion of the self-paced program, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

More information, including pricing and purchasing details, is available at

About NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Serving more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide, NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange.




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