Cover for the May 2023 cover of International Educator magazine

May 2023: A Look Back

China’s Open Door
Emily Mohajeri Norris
The authors of China Wakes cite a famous observation made by Napoleon Bonaparte, “When China wakes, it will shake the world.” My recent trip to China left me with the clear impression that day has come.
From Princeton to Pretoria
Donald Easum
A group of Princeton students and faculty brought their studies of apartheid in South Africa to life in Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Meaningful Choices
Kerry O'Connor
Graduate programs in international education…Comparative, intercultural, developmental: The beat goes on…
Hitching a High-Speed Train
Mark Bowerman
Craig Rice
The Internet is a powerful professional vehicle for international educators, whether they ride in sleepers or boxcars.
Reactions Vary
Christopher Connell
Two and a half years after its launch, SEVIS has become business as usual on campuses—almost.
Knowing Who We Are
David Larsen
With new roles in the post-September 11 reality, international educators have new responsibilities for educating a citizenry that can prosper peacefully in a globally interdependent world.

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.