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January + February 2019

Financing the Future
Andreas Schleicher
The returns on higher education degrees are significant. But who should pay for higher education, and why? OECD's Andreas Schleicher explores the financial indicators that affect international student flows.
Bringing Study Abroad Home
Mark Toner
Students—and the employers who hire them after graduation—are increasingly seeking education abroad programs that develop personal and professional goals for the twenty-first century marketplace.
Why Study in the United States?
Charlotte West
Despite shifting enrollment patterns, the United States remains the top destination for international students. What are the factors that contribute to students choosing to study on U.S. campuses?

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Global Spotlight: South Korea
Meredith Bell
South Korea remains a top sending country to the United States, even as the South Korean government pursues an ambitious international student enrollment goal of its own.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Productive Partnerships
When designed with focus and vision, international partnerships serve as fundamental tools for international engagement.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Navigating the U.S. Cultural Climate
Charlotte West
In today’s cultural and political climate, international students need to understand issues of racism, identity, and privilege to successfully navigate life in the United States.
From the Margins to the Center
Tara Harvey, PhD
Intercultural competency is no longer a “nice to have” skill—it is increasingly critical to any work, especially in the field of international education.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
On the Rise: State Consortia
George Kacenga
In a time of dwindling resources for recruitment and enrollment management, state consortia can bring institutions together to amplify efforts.

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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. 

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