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December 2023: From Here to There

The Power of One Person
Christopher Caldwell
My adviser’s actions and encouragement set me on a path to positively impact others.
Adventures in a Red Vest
Robb McCollum
How volunteering at a NAFSA conference led to instrumental advances in my career as an international educator—and gave me a sense of belonging and purpose.
An Inflection Point
Katie Pazda
Various roles and experiences set me on my career journey in international education—and I have high hopes for newcomers to the field.
Bound by Our Shared Values
Frances J. Santiago, PhD
Generosity, compassion, empathy, and understanding are abundant among international educators, both newcomers and veterans of the field.
A Journey of the Heart
Karen Bauer
A high school experience in Japan forever changed the trajectory of my life.
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.