Bridging Perception and Reality
By Karen Doss Bowman
The United States remains the top destination for international students—and they arrive with high expectations for academic success, professional development, and personal growth. Are U.S. institutions meeting these expectations?

Beyond the Classroom
By Phil Manzano
In recent decades, the growing international student presence on U.S. campuses has transformed academic and student life for both international and domestic students, preparing them for life after graduation.

The Rise of International Research Collaboration
By Charlotte West
International research by individual faculty is nothing new, but cross-border collaboration has become increasingly possible and now plays a greater, more important role in internationalization efforts.

Risk: Managing the Knowns and Unknowns
By Susan Ladika
From the safety and security of students studying abroad to financial liability and enrollment management precautions, institutions must be vigilant in assessing and managing risks of all kinds.

Departments and Columns

From the Desk Of

The Intersection of Education and Human Rights
By Esther D. Brimmer, NAFSA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

In Brief

  • 57 Institutions Commit to #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship
  • International Student Enrollment More Than Doubled in 20 Years
  • Europe's Best Student Cities
  • United States Lags Behind Europe in Foreign Language Learning
  • Canada Meets Enrollment Goal 5 Years Early
  • The Higher Education Gender Gap
  • Trend: Chinese Students Choosing Latin American Languages
  • Shared Sacrifices Fund Students' University Education

Global Spotlight


Quick Questions

Building on Progress
By Elizabeth Hendley

Education Abroad

Developing Effective Faculty-Led Programs
By Dana Wilkie

International Student Affairs

Supporting Campus and Community Connections
By Julie Sinclair

International Enrollment

Credential Considerations
By Aleks Morawski

International Education Leadership

Funding Internationalization Through Creative Collaboration
By Charlotte West


Mandatory Education Abroad
By Carlisle Womack-Wynne

In Focus

Staying True to NAFSA's Mission