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March + April 2017

Lay of the Land
Charlotte West
A look at how international higher education leaders can successfully avoid pitfalls, tap new markets, and create new opportunities in uncertain times.
Finding Common Ground Through Art Therapy
Glenn Cook
Leveraging new clinical findings and best practices around art therapy, practitioners are finding they can connect with students in ways that language can’t.

NAFSA is providing free access to resources and guidance about the coronavirus pandemic to the international education community, including International Educator articles. Find weekly updates on the Coronavirus Critical Resources page and additional resources on the NAFSA Resources for Operational Resilience page

Global Spotlight: Cuba
Although recent political changes in the United States may alter the timeline of warming relations with Cuba, colleges and universities are already moving forward with partnership programs.
Elaine Meyer-Lee: Moving Forward
Charlotte West
Newly elected NAFSA President Elaine Meyer-Lee, EdD, shares her perspective on NAFSA's main priorities and strategies for deepening member engagement.
Educating International Students About Academic Misconduct
Karen Doss Bowman
For many international students, adapting to a new culture and an unfamiliar educational system can be overwhelming. That can make them vulnerable to engaging in academic misconduct—sometimes intentionally, and many times unknowingly.
Partnering with Cuba
The recent restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba has inspired a flurry of interest in establishing academic partnerships with institutions of higher education in Cuba.

About International Educator

International Educator is NAFSA’s flagship publication and has been published continually since 1990. As a record of the association and the field of international education, IE includes articles on a variety of topics, trends, and issues facing NAFSA members and their work. 

From in-depth features to interviews with thought leaders and columns tailored to NAFSA’s knowledge communities, IE provides must-read context and analysis to those working around the globe to advance international education and exchange.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries.