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

IE MarApr Cover story

Planting Seeds of Change

Nicole Branan

Agriculture isn't local anymore—it's global. Higher education institutions are helping students in the field learn how to grow as the field internationalizes.

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IE MarApr Feature Not Enough

Beyond Stereotypes in Education Abroad

Susan Ladika

Nontraditional students of all kinds—ethnic minorities, adults, those with disabilities, and gay and lesbian students—are finding their way to new learning and life-changing experiences through education abroad.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University Mints Fulbright Scholars as Part of Its Global Plan

Christopher Connell

Founded in 1887, this liberal arts college encourages students to go abroad--even after graduation through the Fulbright and other programs and supports faculty through an international sabbatical policy.


In Focus

IE MarApr09 InFocus
Alone in the Rainforest
Marci McPhee

In Brief

  • Foreign Student Enrollment in U.S. Graduate Schools is Up
  • New Study Abroad Alumni Network
  • Bologna Process Impacts on U.S. Higher Education
  • Internationalization Article Featured in ACE Publication
  • Diverse Coalition Urges Obama to Reverse Restrictive Cuba Policies
  • Inaugural Newsletter Hot off the Press
  • NAFSA Releases New Publications
  • Going Global Handbook

From the Editors

Sowing Seeds of Prosperity and Peace

Christopher Murphy

Voices: Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch

East Meets West

Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Tracking Students With Disabilities Who Study Abroad

By Michele Scheib

Across Cultures

Performance-Based Funding of Universities: The Italian Experience

By Tommaso Agasisti


Community Outreach—Benefiting both Town and Gown

By Tara Muller