Cover for the January 2021 issue of International Educator

January 2021: Fresh Start

Pathways to Leadership
Phil Manzano
Ten international education leaders on campuses across the United States share their stories about becoming a leader.
Blazing a New Trail
Charlotte West
How six nontraditional study abroad students took the road less traveled and found their way.

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Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
An Antiracist Framework for Education Abroad
Eduardo Contreras, EdD
Maraina Montgomery, MEd
Hernando Sevilla-Garcia, MS
Tools for education abroad practitioners to address inequities in their work and offices.
From the CEO
Toward a Fresh Start
Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
The United States is a mix of many currents, and its history crashes ashore in waves.

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 serves the needs of more than 10,000 members and international educators worldwide at more than 3,500 institutions, in over 150 countries.

NAFSA membership provides you with unmatched access to best-in-class programs, critical updates, and resources to professionalize your practice. Members gain unrivaled opportunities to partner with experienced international education leaders.