International Educator (IE) is the flagship bimonthly magazine of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. IE maintains the highest standards of intellectual quality, editorial excellence, and design to service its readers who are working worldwide to advance international education and exchange.

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Beyond the Great Wall

Kyna Rubin
China’s outreach efforts toward western schools and their students are still developing. But the nation’s potential as a destination for study abroad is growing rapidly.

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Reactions Vary

Christopher Connell
Two and a half years after its launch, SEVIS has become business as usual on campuses—almost.

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Thinking Big on a Small Campus

Christopher Connell
St. Norbert College in northeast Wisconsin offers internationalization opportunities to every student at every level of the institution..


From the Editors

Opening the Gates
Christopher Murphy

Front Lines

Transforming the National Consciousness
Marlene Johnson

In Brief

  • Strong Impact on Education Could Result from G-8 Debt Relief
  • Programs Target International Students Affected by Tsunami
  • Rural Educators Share Research and Insights
  • Governors Strive to Prepare Students for Global Marketplace
  • In Memoriam: Harold Jenkins, former NAFSA president
  • Need Cited for More Chinese Language Instruction in the United States

Across Cultures


TOEFL: The Next Generation
Eric Kronenwetter

Foreign Student Affairs

Murky F-1 Employment Questions
H. Ronald Klasko


Reaching Eurasia’s Students Through Web Technology
Allison Hawley


Quality and an International Higher Education Space
Judith S. Eaton

In Focus

Education Anew: Photos from Teacher Training in Afghanistan
Dunham Rowley