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July + August 2019

Sharpening Skills (Without Breaking the Bank)
Karen Doss Bowman
Professional development doesn’t just help individual employees. Investment in growth and learning opportunities pays dividends for an institution’s international office, campus internationalization goals, and the field of international education.
Gearing Up for Growth
Mark Toner
For international offices, diversifying revenue sources is crucial to financial sustainability as international student enrollment ebbs and flows. Smart solutions also ensure the long-term impact of internationalization.
Breaking Barriers to Study Abroad
Charlotte West
Finances are not the sole factor keeping underrepresented student groups from participating in study abroad. To make programs more inclusive, institutions need to design international experiences that more closely align with underrepresented students’ identities and interests.

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Global Spotlight: Australia
Meredith Bell
Australia’s international student enrollment numbers have more than tripled since 2000, catapulting the country into its place as the third most popular study destination in the world.
The IE Interview
General James L. Jones: Leading by Example
Elizabeth Hendley
Growing up in postwar France, General James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.), saw firsthand the effects of U.S. diplomatic efforts. Here, he talks about the importance of international education in advancing global diplomacy, civility, and national security.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Collaborating with the Campus CFO
John Gallagher
Bringing an institution’s chief financial officer into internationalization conversations can yield big wins for the international office.
Approaches and Challenges to Internationalizing Scholarship
Gad Perry
Sukant Misra, PhD
Reagan Ribordy
David Weindorf
Internationalizing scholarship has far-reaching benefits, but it can be a process to get there. Texas Tech University’s Office of International Affairs shares its successes and challenges in its quest to fully internationalize this corner of campus.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Decoding the Latest GAO Report
Steve Springer
NAFSA’s Steve Springer demystifies the latest report from the Government Office of Accountability, including key takeaways for international educators.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
Best Practices for Secondary School Recruitment
Angela Yang-Handy
Secondary schools are increasingly looking to international students to diversify their student populations and bridge the gap as domestic enrollment declines.
From the CEO
Mental Geography: The Atlantic World
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
The historical and cultural connections between countries in the Atlantic world continue to affect partnerships, student mobility patterns, and study abroad participation.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
ADA in Education Abroad
Megan Stolz
Student-centered practices and strategies are essential for those advising students with disabilities. With ADA compliance and other factors, advisers can work with each student to select the best-fit program.

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.