InBrief: September + October 2019

International education news, views, and insights.
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Meredith Bell

In this issue: the 2019 NAFSA national award recipients; the countries that attract top international talent; Europe’s most innovative universities; international education policy changes around the globe; study abroad at minority serving institutions; a new report on Myanmar’s youth; and an anonymous donation to aid international students.

2019 NAFSA National Award Recipients

The NAFSA National Awards honor members’ outstanding achievements in the field of international education. Recipients are recognized for their innovation, collaboration, and contributions to NAFSA and the field at large. NAFSA congratulates the 2019 award recipients.

National Awards

  • Becca AbuRakia-Einhorn, Rising Star Young Leader Award
  • Lawrence Bell, Life Membership Award
  • Linda Gentile, Award for Distinguished Service to NAFSA in Honor of Homer Higbee
  • David Levin, International Education Award for Leadership and Collaboration in Honor of Cassandra Pyle
  • R. Michael Paige, International Education Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field in Honor of Marita Houlihan 


  • Nora Cavazos, Advocate of the Year

Education Abroad Knowledge Community

  • Mary Dando, Education Abroad Leadership Award
  • Angela Manginelli, Lily von Klemperer Award

International Enrollment Management Knowledge Community

  • Emily Tse, Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Enrollment Management

International Student and Scholar Services Knowledge Community

  • Stacey Bieler, Hugh M. Jenkins Award for Excellence in Community Programming
  • Bruce Gawtry, Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KC ISSS) Award of Excellence

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community

  • Julie Ficarra, Innovative Research in International Education Award


Updates in International Education Policy

Recent international education-related policy changes from governments around the world.

Germany: As of September

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