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November + December 2018

Bridging Perception and Reality
Karen Doss Bowman
The United States remains the top destination for international students—and they arrive with high expectations for academic success, professional development, and personal growth. Are U.S. institutions meeting these expectations?
Beyond the Classroom
Phil Manzano
In recent decades, the growing international student presence on U.S. campuses has transformed academic and student life for both international and domestic students, preparing them for life after graduation.
The Rise of International Research Collaboration
Charlotte West
International research by individual faculty is nothing new, but cross-border collaboration has become increasingly possible and now plays a greater, more important role in internationalization efforts.
Risk: Managing the Knowns and Unknowns
Susan Ladika
From the safety and security of students studying abroad to financial liability and enrollment management precautions, institutions must be vigilant in assessing and managing risks of all kinds.

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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.