International Educator

International Educator (IE) is NAFSA's flagship bimonthly magazine. IE maintains the highest editorial, intellectual, and design standards to advance international education and exchange.

Sea Change

Countering the Forces of Change

Graduate schools are repositioning their programs and partnerships to counter anticipated declines in international student enrollment.

Andrew Gordon

Quick Questions

Diversity Abroad’s Andrew Gordon on celebrating progress, leaning into areas of needed growth, and the ‘intangibles’ of studying abroad.

Supporting Dependents

Supporting Dependents

Help and guidance for the spouses and children of international students and scholars.

International Educator September October 2019

Countering the Forces of Change
By Phil Manzano
Like international student enrollment overall, graduate school admissions in the United States have declined in recent years. Institutions are creating new programs, degrees, and partnerships to overcome admissions obstacles and keep international graduate students coming.

Raising the Bar
By Charlotte West
Community colleges, with their unique challenges and opportunities, stake their place in the international student recruitment landscape by building on existing strengths and finding ways to differentiate themselves.

Branching Out
By Mark Toner
Call them satellite campuses, global campuses, or branch campuses--whatever the term, these international campuses continue to innovate to meet students' needs and create additional revenue streams for their home campus.

From the Desk Of

Cultivate Community at a Regional Conference
By Esther D. Brimmer, NAFSA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

In Brief

  • 2019 NAFSA National Award Recipients
  • Updates in International Policy
  • Europe's Most Innovative Universities
  • Next Generation: Myanmar
  • Attracting and Retaining Talent
  • Expanding Access to Study Abroad at Minority Serving Institutions

Global Spotlight


Quick Questions

Advancing the Work of Diversity and Inclusion
By Charlotte West

Education Abroad

Attracting Students with Education Abroad
By Karen Doss Bowman

International Student Affairs

Supporting Dependents
By Dana Wilkie

International Enrollment

Getting the Most from CRMs
By John Gallagher

International Education Leadership

Seven Ways Leaders Can Cultivate Creativity
By Melissa Morriss-Olson


Golden Ages on the Horizon
By Bryan McAllister-Grande

Take 5

A Roundup of NAFSA Member Recommendations

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