Carl A. Herrin
Carl A. Herrin is a recognized expert on international education and exchange policy and practice. His professional experience includes advocacy projects on nonimmigrant visa issues for students and scholars, tax policy affecting exchange participants, and financial aid and programmatic initiatives in support of U.S. study abroad participants. He has been active in the leadership of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (he is a past-chair of NAFSA's Education Abroad Knowledge Community); and he was a founding board member for the Forum on Education Abroad. His service includes a term on the board of directors for the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation as a public member, and he has advised and been active on new trends in international student recruitment.
Carl's leadership activities have included chairing NAFSA's Strategic Task Force on Education Abroad, leading the Interorganizational Task Force on Safety and Responsibility in Study Abroad, and board chair for the Council on Standards for International travel (CSIET). Carl served as the director of AED's Education Abroad Initiative; government relations director for the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS; deputy director for the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange; executive director of the International Exchange Association, and staff director of government relations at NAFSA: Association of International Educators. He began his career with the International Student Exchange Program, then at Georgetown University.
Carl writes on public policy issues related to international exchange, including topics as varied as U.S. - Japan exchange relations, the J Exchange Visitor Program, and the Washington, D.C. political scene. A 1981 graduate of Georgetown University, Carl is a study abroad product, studying at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Heidelberg.