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January 2023: Leading into a New Year

Leading from the Middle
Dana Wilkie
Mid-level staff can be effective leaders—even when they lack official authority or decision-making power.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Postpandemic Leadership Skills: What’s Needed Now
John Gallagher
International education is entering a new phase, and leaders need to evaluate and adapt their skills to meet the opportunities and challenges ahead.
Practice Area Column
International Enrollment Management
The Power of Parents
Jacqueline Kassteen
Marigold S. Holmes
Understanding parents’ role in international student recruitment and retention can help build successful engagement strategies.
Practice Area Column
Education Abroad
The Leadership X Factor 
John Gallagher
Why education abroad staff don’t need a title to be a leader.
The International Educator Podcast
Welcome to the International Educator podcast! Monthly episodes cover trends in the field of international education, news in context, thought leadership, and more.

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.