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 MayJun08 Glacial Change

Not So Glacial Changes

Nicole Branan

Global climate change is fast becoming an issue that involves all global citizens in every nation. Because of its borderless nature, climate change presents the perfect opportunity for international education collaboration.

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IE MayJun08 Degrees

Degrees of Success

David Tobenkin

International joint- and dual-degree programs are rapidly expanding in number, size, and scope and more institutions are launching them at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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The European Model for Joint and Dual Degrees


IE MayJun08 Going Home

Going Home, Giving Back

Christopher Connell

International students clearly benefit the U.S. economy. But what is the future value of the education these students receive when as measured by the contributions they make when they return home? IE spotlights three former international students who have impacted their home countries and the international community.

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A Down-to-Earth Approach to Doing Good


First Timers

Supplement - First-time Conference Attendees

If you are attending the NAFSA conference for the first time, you are not alone—among the expected 8,000 attendees there will be more than 2,000 newcomers. The opportunities are virtually endless for you to benefit from the conference experience in Washington, D.C., May 25-30, 2008, so don't be shy!
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Other resources for first-time conference attendees will be collected on the NAFSA Web site. Sign up for the "Navigating NAFSA's 2008 Annual Conference and Expo" webinar or plan ahead to make the most of your conference experience before you arrive in D.C.

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In Focus

IE MayJun08 InFocus
Eric Anderson

In Brief

  • College-Bound Students Desire Education Abroad, Internships, Fluency
  • NAFSA Urges Bush to Lift Restrictions on Academic and Family Travel to Cuba
  • Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee Releases Final Report
  • Duke Windfall to Support International Students
  • Newly Updated Immigration Classifications Poster
  • Forum on Education Abroad Releases Code of Ethics
  • In Memoriam: Robert J. Brennan, Advocate for International Exchange
  • Book Notes: Review of A History of U.S. Study Abroad: Beginnings to 1965 By William W. Hoffa
  • Opportunities for U.S. Minority Heritage-Seeking Students,
  • Stress in International Students Featured in Research Journal
  • New e-Publications on Financing Education Abroad

From the Editors

A Human Face for an Environmental Problem

Christopher Murphy

Front Lines

Ten Years of NAFSA Advocacy: Promoting U.S. Soft Power Through Student and Scholar Exchange

Victor C. Johnson

Across Cultures

Entrepreneurship and Technology in Estonia

Charlotte West

Past as Prologue

From Cambodia to Iran: 1970-1979

Alan Dessoff


Mexico Rising: Interview with Vicente Fox, Former Mexican President

Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Faculty Abroad: What Do These Innocents Need to Know?

Janet Hulstrand

View from Out Here

Short-Term Abroad with Long-Term Benefits

William Lenz and Joseph Wister

Foreign Student Affairs

Counseling: Forging a Cultural Bridge

Reji Mathew


Staying Competitive with Europe

Susanne Forrest