Are you looking for opportunities to collaborate with NACADA colleagues? Want to learn a new advising skill? Are you an expert in an advising practice that would be beneficial for others? Are you already engaged in a collaborative project with a NACADA colleague? 

Consider registering a project with the Visiting Advisor Program (VAP) to share expertise with the wider advising community. 

A VAP offers a valuable opportunity to build connections and learn about advising practices globally. VAPs can be virtual, in-person or hybrid. They include advisor exchanges, research, and special projects.

VAPs promote global professional development.


Learning Outcomes

The VAP learning outcomes complement the NACADA core competencies and provide opportunities for advisors to share expertise in conceptual, informational, and relational areas. Individuals who participate in a VAP will develop awareness, knowledge, and skills reflected in the following learning outcomes :

  • Develop awareness of global advising issues in relation to local practices
  • Transform their advising practices to reflect the latest trends and best practices
  • Assess diverse perspectives on global advising practices
  • Gain knowledge of norms and cultures of other countries and institutions and their educational systems
  • Increase awareness of one’s own values and culture framed by increased intercultural awareness and competence
  • Gain international work and/or research experience
  • Develop knowledge through mentorship to support career advancement
  • Create new opportunities for continuing collaborations