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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Cover Story

Branching Out

Alan Dessoff
The branch campus phenomenon has taken academia by storm and today, international students don't always have to go abroad to get a Western-style degree—many can now get the same education without leaving home.

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Developing Opportunity in the Middle East

Dana Wilkie
Nations across the Middle East strive to improve their higher education systems so university graduates can be successful in today's global economy.

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Total Immersion

Nicole Branan
With unique education abroad experiences burgeoning in many disciplines, interest in studying marine biology firsthand in the world's oceans has steered many toward ongoing interest and careers in marine conservation.

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Local Goes Global

Christopher Connell
Michigan State University, the pioneer land grant university aims to become a 'world grant' university.


From the Editors

Front Lines

Fostering Global Understanding through International Education
Margaret Spellings

In Brief

  • NAFSA Wins Online Advocacy Award
  • The 411 on Financial Aid for Study Abroad
  • Cuba Recommendations Get Nod from NAFSA Board
  • Skills for Success in the Global Marketplace
  • Business School President to Lead UN Academic Group
  • Letter to the Editor: Linguistic Contours
  • Student Diplomat First Place Essay

Across Cultures

Development of Private Higher Education in Turkey
Kemal Gürüz


In Search of Understanding: Islam and the West
An interview with John L. Esposito, director of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University
Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Educational "Connections"
Vija G. Mendelson and Stacey Woody Thebodo

Foreign Student Affairs

In Focus

Bridging the Divide
Michele Lewis