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May + June 2017

High Tech, High Engagement
Mark Toner
In an era of shaky enrollment models and surging competition for students, the challenge for higher education leaders is to successfully deploy the full spectrum of technological tools to recruit, retain, and support international students.

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OPT: A Vital Policy for America
Stuart Anderson
Concerns about a regulatory rollback under the Trump administration have pushed optional practical training (OPT) to the front line of concerns for employers, universities, and students.
The IE Interview
Esther D. Brimmer: A Running Start
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, NAFSA's CEO and executive director, discusses her background in international relations and shares her vision for NAFSA in the coming years.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
Working with Parents
Parents tend to be among the most interested—but potentially challenging—stakeholders. How can education abroad professionals deal most effectively with this generation of super-involved parents?
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
No Passport Required
Jessica Sandberg
In the United States, many higher education institutions are turning their recruitment sights on secondary schools as a valuable and cost-effective source of international students.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Beyond the Bottom Line
David Tobenkin
The gauntlet has been thrown down for U.S. higher education institutions to step up efforts to help their current and prospective international students find ways to pay for their education.
Why in the World Go to Ireland?
Niamh Hamill
Niamh Hamill shares her perspective on the benefits and challenges of facilitating education abroad programs to Ireland.
Building a Movement for Justice
Shoshanna Sumka
International alternative breaks enable participants to explore social justice and environmental issues at their root.

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.