Cover for the July 2023 cover of International Educator magazine

July 2023: Level Up

Getting ‘Unstuck’
Mark Toner
Strategies for mid-career international education professionals—and the leaders who support them.
Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
Is the Doctor(ate) In?
John Gallagher
Having a PhD or EdD is increasingly the key to professional advancement for senior leaders, but it may not be the right path for everyone.
Practice Area Column
Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship
Recharging the Batteries
Karen Doss Bowman
Burnout is real—but there are a few ways to mitigate its effects and set the next generation of international educators up for success.
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.