Cover image of the September October 2019 issue of IE.

September + October 2019

Countering the Forces of Change
Phil Manzano
Graduate school admissions in the United States have declined in recent years, but institutions are creating new programs, degrees, and partnerships to overcome admissions obstacles and keep international graduate students coming.
Raising the Bar
Charlotte West
Community colleges, with their unique challenges and opportunities, stake their place in the international student recruitment landscape by building on existing strengths and finding ways to differentiate themselves.
Branching Out
Mark Toner
Call them satellite campuses, global campuses, or branch campuses—whatever the term, these international campuses continue to innovate to meet students’ needs and create additional revenue streams for their home campus.

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Golden Ages on the Horizon
Bryan McAllister-Grande, EdD
The golden age of international education isn’t in the past—it’s yet to come. The evolving, interdisciplinary field promises exciting developments in the years ahead.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
Attracting Students with Education Abroad
Karen Doss Bowman
An institution’s study abroad offerings can be a powerful pull for prospective domestic students. For that reason, partnerships between study abroad and admissions offices are often mutually beneficial.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Supporting Dependents
Dana Wilkie
For the spouses and children of international scholars and students, life in the United States often requires an adjustment period. To ease the transition, ISSS offices can start providing much-needed support to dependents from the beginning.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Seven Ways Leaders Can Cultivate Creativity
Melissa Morriss-Olson
Cultivating creativity among staff is time well spent for senior international officers and other campus leaders.
From the CEO
Cultivate Community at a Regional Conference
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, examines the role that regional teams and conferences can play in NAFSA members’ sense of community and leadership development.
Global Spotlight: Chile
Meredith Bell
With Chile’s new tuition-free program, more low-income students across the country are pursuing higher education than ever. However, the program’s shortcomings illustrate the complexity of implementing similar programs in other countries.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
Getting the Most from CRMs
John Gallagher
Customer relationship management (CRM) systems have myriad capabilities that many institutions do not use to their full advantage. A refresher on the basic functions and best practices can alleviate some of the burden on international office staff.

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.