Cover for the January 2020 issue of IE

January 2020: New Directions

Is It Time for a U.S. International Education Strategy?
David Tobenkin
Across the globe, a range of government-sponsored internationalization strategies, policies, and funding helps countries attract international students and boost their own student mobility. Does the United States measure up?
The IE Interview
Evon Peter: Championing Native and Indigenous Programs
Charlotte West
Evon Peter discusses his institution’s quest to become a global leader in Alaska Native and indigenous programs, documenting and revitalizing indigenous languages, and the need to promote indigenous leadership in the circumpolar North.
Practice Area Column
International Students and Scholars
Staying Power
John Gallagher
Strategies for keeping international students through graduation go beyond encouraging strong academic performance. Retention means ensuring students’ ability to overcome the myriad challenges they face.
From the CEO
Finding Hope in History
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
The belief that human progress is possible is a mindset and outlook that is fundamental to being an international educator.
Take 5
Take 5: January 2020
NAFSA members recommend what to read, listen to, follow, watch, and bookmark to start the year off right.

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