Financing the Future
By Andreas Schleicher
The returns on higher education degrees are significant. But who should pay for higher education, and why? Andreas Schleicher from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) explores the financial indicators that affect international student flows.

Bringing Study Abroad Home
By Mark Toner
Students—and the employers who hire them after graduation—are increasingly seeking education abroad programs that develop personal and professional goals for the twenty-first century marketplace.

Why Study in the United States?
By Charlotte West
Despite shifting enrollment patterns, the United States remains the top destination for international students. What are the factors that contribute to students choosing to study on U.S. campuses?

Departments and Columns

From the Desk Of

Use Your Voice to Make a Difference for International Students
By Esther D. Brimmer, NAFSA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

In Brief

  • International Students' Contributions to U.S. Economy Doubled in the Last Decade
  • Trends in the Global Student Accommodations Market
  • U.S. Universities Dominate Employability Rankings
  • Open Doors 2018: 1.1 Million International Students Studied in United States 2017-18
  • NAFSA Welcomes Newly Elected Member-Leaders
  • Report: International Mobility Is Essential to Research
  • Student Visa Policies Have Cost the United Kingdom Billions

Global Spotlight

South Korea

Quick Questions

Sustaining Vitality and Resilience
By Karen Doss Bowman

Education Abroad

Preparing Students for Success in Nontraditional Locations
By Heather McGann

International Student Affairs

Navigating the U.S. Cultural Climate
By Charlotte West

International Enrollment

On the Rise: State Consortia
By George Kacenga, PhD

International Education Leadership

Productive Partnerships
By Jane Gatewood, PhD


From the Margins to the Center
By Tara Harvey, PhD

Take 5

A roundup of recommendations for what to read, hear, follow, watch, and attend.