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

Active Engagement

Karen Leggett
International education is helping to spread the benefits of social entrepreneurship across the globe.

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Promise of Peace

Susan Ladika
Since the 1990s, Bosnia-Herzegovina has been recovering from war and has begun the process of healing. The higher education system shows potential to build a brighter future for country and colleges and universities from abroad are also helping to promote peace and understanding in the spirit of reconciliation and rebuilding.

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Mission Driven

Darlene Bremer
U.S. philanthropic foundations are helping improve the standards and quality of international higher education by sen7ding students abroad, funding foreign students and scholars, research initiatives in foreign universities, and programs that combine the efforts of researchers from different countries.

Concordia College Leads With Languages

Christopher Connell
Minnesota’s Corcordia College is known for its early emphasis on integrating the study of foreign languages into its curriculum and also for its innovative summertime educational festival, Concordia Language Villages.

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Learning Languages in Minnesota’s North Woods



From the Editors

Pivotal Experiences
Christopher Murphy

Front Lines

ACTive Participation
Marlene Johnson

In Brief

  • Employers Weigh in on Value of Education Abroad
  • Microsoft’s Bill Gates Testifies on U.S. Immigration Policy
  • Globalization, Service-Learning Explored in Research Journal
  • Report Recaps Meeting on International Student Enrollment
  • NAFSA and Partner Groups Issue Visa Recommendations
  • New Brochures for Hosts, International Students in Community Programs

Across Cultures

Planning for Higher Education Changes in Madagascar
Fred M. Hayward and Hanitra Rasoanampoizina


Re-Envisioning Asia
Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Social Networking Goes Abroad
Kristine Murray and Rhonda Waller

Foreign Student Affairs

The Devil’s in the Details
Betta Risa


Measuring Return on Investment in International Student Recruitment
Cheryl Darrup-Boychuck

View from Out Here

Life in Dakar: The Suffolk University Experience
Dunham Rowley


Go Exotica?
Education Abroad to Nontraditional Locations
Stephen Ferst

In Focus

Flashes of Light
Vija Mendelson