Cover of the February 2020 issue of International Educator magazine

February 2020: High Stakes

In the Same Boat
Mark Toner
As concerns about climate change intensify, international collaboration on research is providing new insights—and hope for solutions. From researching cloud formation in the Arctic to studying earthworm ecosystems, teams of international researchers work together on the most pressing global issues.
Foundations of Undergraduate Research Abroad
Patricia C. Martin
Increasing numbers of undergraduates are interested in pursuing research opportunities abroad, and international educators are at the nexus of campus collaboration to ensure student success.

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Practice Area Column
Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Agents of Change
Eylem Atakav, PhD
Teaching, learning, and scholarship underpin work in all areas of international education to affect change on a global scale.
Global Spotlight: Spain
Meredith Bell
Rachel de Rosset
While Spain is a top destination for students from around the world, the country has struggled to maintain quality and retain students in its higher education system.
Take 5
Take 5: February 2020
A roundup of NAFSA member recommendations for what to read, watch, and listen to this month.

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.