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November + December 2019

Reframing International Education
Mark Toner
As institutional priorities shift and the language around them changes, international offices must reframe the value proposition of global learning and tie them to larger institutional missions and goals.
The Road from Education to Employability
Karen Doss Bowman
Postgraduate employability tops most international students’ list of criteria when choosing a country or institution for their studies. In the United States, how are institutions meeting students’ expectations around career prospects?
Combatting Hunger and Homelessness on Campus
Charlotte West
Despite some perceptions that they are better off financially than their domestic peers, international students in the United States are not immune to food and housing insecurity. Institutions are developing programs and resources to help international students succeed when they experience

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Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
Staying Smart with Artificial Intelligence
Ashish Fernando
Ben Waxman
With some context and recommendations for best practices, international educators can choose the right artificial intelligence tools for their needs.
Global Spotlight: Sweden
Meredith Bell
Sweden has seen overall declines in outbound student mobility, but the country continues to draw large numbers of international students.
The IE Interview
E. Gordon Gee: Embracing Internationalization
Charlotte West
The President of West Virginia University shares his perspective on why people from diverse backgrounds should come together to promote international education and exchange.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
Leading the Way
Megan Stolz
Faculty-led programs can add value to students’ experience abroad and benefit faculty members. The most effective of these programs begin with recruiting the right faculty and equipping them to succeed.
From the CEO
Crossing the Digital Threshold
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
NAFSA’s commitment to digital excellence takes many forms—including the all-new, all-digital International Educator debuting in 2020.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Writing Across Cultures
Charlotte West
With the growing number of international students on some campuses, educators are rethinking—and expanding—the role of campus writing centers.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Leadership in Action
Charlotte West
Senior international officers from three institutions share concrete examples of successful leadership in the face of uncertainty on their campuses and in their communities.
Diversifying Study Abroad Participation
Roric McCorristin
How education abroad staff at predominately white institutions can learn from and work with their colleagues at historically black colleges and universities to move the needle on increasing minority student participation in study abroad.

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.