Cover image of the May June 2019 issue of IE.

May + June 2019

The Faces of International Education
Charlotte West
The numbers are clear: international students are assets to academic and scientific innovation, public diplomacy, economic vitality, and national security. Behind the numbers are personal stories of students who attribute their success to studying in the United States.
Mental Health: At Home and Abroad
Mark Toner
As the prevalence of mental health issues climbs among college-aged populations, institutions are increasingly focused on the mental health and well-being of both inbound and outbound students.

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From the CEO
Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
NAFSA's CEO welcomes members and friends to Washington, D.C., for the 2019 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo.
Global Spotlight: Iran in 2019
Meredith Bell
Iran was once a top-five sending country to the United States, and the number of Iranian students on U.S. campuses is on the rise again.
The IE Interview
Gerald Karyeija: Shaping Africa’s Next Leaders
David Tobenkin
The dean of the Uganda Management Institute and 2017–18 NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow talks about higher education in Uganda and his role in educating Africa’s future leaders.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
Reframing the Reentry Experience
Stephen Pelletier
Reentry programming helps students process their experiences, transition back to life on their home campus, translate new skills to career opportunities, and even extend the marketing efforts of education abroad offices.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
The ‘Magical Ratio’
Susan Ladika
Though many international offices chase an elusive adviser-to-student ratio standard, variables unique to each institution and its international student population determine the proper advising caseload.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
International Perspectives on Recruitment and Admissions
Glenn Cook
Recruitment professionals at institutions in top destination countries share the factors that inform their recruitment and admissions strategies, including government goals for drawing international students.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Six Human Resource Strategies to Know
Karen Doss Bowman
Senior leaders can focus on six key areas of HR, from building an effective team to creating positive office culture.
Our Duty of Care to Refugees and At-Risk Migrants
Bernhard Streitwieser
Meggan Madden
As the number of globally displaced people continues to grow, the scope of international education, and international educators’ standards of care, should expand to include refugees and at-risk migrants.

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.