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Cover Story

A Key to Your Career?

Alan Dessoff
Master’s degrees in international education are not new—but there are more programs today to choose from and having one is becoming more important to opening the door to the field.

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Education Abroad Today and Beyond

Elaina Loveland and Christopher Murphy
The U.S. Senate declaration of 2006 as the Year of Study Abroad and the recent Lincoln Commission report give reason for five leaders to reflect on the state of education abroad and its future in this first article of a year-long series on education abroad.

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Passport to Education

Christopher Connell
At Colgate University, students and faculty view education abroad as an integral component of the college experience and as a result, the majority of them participate.


From the Editors

A Year of Education Abroad
Christopher Murphy

Front Lines

In Brief

  • Data Reveal Rise in Students Studying Abroad; Numbers of International Students Drop Slightly
  • Dialogue Seeks Cohesive International Education Policy
  • Global Engagement Award Honor NAFSAn Josef Mestenhauser
  • UNESCO Calls for Cross-Border Knowledge Sharing
  • NAFSA Member Leaders Take Office
  • Pew Survey Reveals Changing Views on China

Across Cultures

Down but Not Under: Australian Higher Education
Aviezer Tucker


Education Abroad

A View From Out Here

Lessons Learned: Musings on a 30-Year Career in International Education
Jack Van de Water


Where Have the International Students Gone? Part II: Look at the Baccalaureate and Associate Degree Sectors
William K. Cummings and Olga Bain

In Focus