Cover image of the March April 2019 issue of IE.

March + April 2019

Innovation Through Partnerships
Stephen Pelletier
New partnerships—among departments on the same campus or between institutions an ocean apart—bring fresh thinking and creative ideas to enhance students’ experiences, especially when leadership fosters and rewards innovation.
Powering the U.S. Tech Engine
Phil Manzano
Nearly half of all international students in the United States study in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, and their significant contributions to the country’s tech and science industries keep the United States on the leading edge of both.
Making Tech Work
Shanna Saubert
With technology an ever-increasing presence in life, international educators can harness tech solutions and tools to facilitate internationalization, improve education experiences, enable better communication, and advance teaching and learning.

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Global Spotlight: Nepal
Meredith Bell
Following a devastating earthquake in 2015, Nepal’s economy is on the rebound—and its education sector is no exception.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Regulatory Agenda Watch: Why It Matters
Steve Springer
NAFSA’s Director, Regulatory Practice Liaison, Steve Springer, explains what the regulatory agenda is and why it matters to international educators.
From the CEO
Community Connections
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, explores the various ways members can find and experience community within NAFSA.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
Managing Fears with Effective Communication
Miko McFarland
The role of an education abroad office regularly expands to encompass managing fears and expectations of concerned stakeholders, and the most effective crisis communication methods begin well before a crisis occurs.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
Recruiting with Pathway Programs
Karen Doss Bowman
Pathway programs—whether run by a third party or administered by the campus community—can give institutions a competitive edge when it comes to recruiting.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Communicating the Value of a Global Education
Charlotte West
A dedicated communications staff person in the international office can help an institution reach broader internationalization goals and raise the profile of the office on campus.

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.