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April 2020: Uncharted Territory

Internationalization, Interrupted
Mark Toner
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has rocked international education. Here’s a look at how some institutions are responding.

NAFSA is providing free access to resources and guidance about the coronavirus pandemic to the international education community, including International Educator articles. Find weekly updates on the Coronavirus Critical Resources page and additional resources on the NAFSA Resources for Operational Resilience page

The IE Interview
Leading in a Time of Uncertainty 
Charlotte West
A conversation with a senior international officer and an international travel and security manager offers insight into how institutions can approach crisis management.
For the NAFSA Community, Sharing Is Caring
Elizabeth Hendley
UPDATED: International educators have always been a tight-knit community, and now they are relying on each other more than ever before. Read how NAFSA members are offering each other ideas, resources, tips, and support in this unprecedented time.
From the CEO
Rethinking Security, Again
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
Finding safety and resilience in our institutions, our association, and ourselves requires rethinking what ‘security’ means.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
From Third Party to Trusted Partner
John Gallagher
How to turn vendors into valued collaborators in international enrollment efforts.
Global Spotlight: Russia
Meredith Bell
Rachel de Rosset
Over the last 2 decades, Russia has experienced an exodus of scientists, educators, and young graduates.

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.