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Cover Story

IE NovDec08 Cover story

Making Strides South of the Sahara

Dana Wilkie

In sub-Saharan Africa, three major needs—to improve awareness of HIV/AIDS, increase access to distance learning, and develop better teacher education—are high priorities. Many universities, corporations, and organizations from abroad are stepping in to help the region address these challenges.

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IE NovDec08 Feature Nursing

Nursing Goes Global

Susan Ladika

Florence Nightingale, the mother of nursing, left home to care for the sick and wounded soldiers in the Crimean War. Today’s nurses are serving the needs of our global community and graduate nursing programs are up to the challenge as they internationalize curricula.

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Study Abroad Mandate Brings Students and Challenges to Goucher College

Christopher Connell

What began as a small woman's college in 1885, Goucher College has now become the first traditional liberal arts college in the nation (now co-educational) to require everyone to have an education abroad experience.


Across Cultures

Shifting Demographics in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Juba Shabani


Creating Staying Power for U.S.-Based Internationals
By Stuart Anderson


Becoming North American
By Robert Pastor

In Focus

IE NovDec08 InFocus
Body Language
Charlotte Blessing

Third Annual Health and Insurance Supplement

Why Insurance?
By Joanna Holvey Bowles

What’s in YOUR policy?
By Julie Friend

From the Editors

When the United States Catches a Cold...

Christopher Murphy

In Brief

  • NAFSA and NASULGC Launch Center for Study Abroad
  • NAFSA Outlines Policy Proposals for Incoming Administration
  • Celebrate International Education Week 2008
  • Expanding Opportunities in China
  • Lieutenant Governors Call For U.S. International Education Policy
  • Lofty Goals in Asia
  • Movement to End Free Tuition for Foreign Students in Sweden, Finland
  • NAFSA Web Site Wins Gold Circle Award
  • $17 Million Windfall for International Initiatives at Spelman
  • Tighter Rules in UK for Foreign Students

Past as Prologue

2000–2008: A Roller Coaster Ride

Alan Desoff


Jan Figel of the European Commission Student Mobility in the European Union

Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Abroad After Graduation

By Charlotte West

Foreign Student Affairs

Working with LGBT International Students

By Eve Katz