Facing the Recurring Challenge of Xenophobia
By Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil
By understanding the historical significance and future implications of different worldview models, writes NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Esther D. Brimmer, DPhil, international educators can more clearly see their role in fighting the harmful effects of xenophobia.

Brave New Worlds
By Mark Toner
With a push toward increasing overall international student enrollments and diversifying countries of origin—sometimes despite shrinking budgets—colleges and universities are getting creative in determining where and how to recruit.

Emerging Leadership Skill Sets
By Stephen G. Pelletier
How can leaders lead when the map keeps changing? Today’s higher education leaders need to constantly adapt new strategies and skill sets to effectively become the leaders needed for tomorrow.

Deciding with Data
By Glenn Cook
Most international enrollment management offices are sitting on piles of data that can be more effectively analyzed to realize untapped recruiting opportunities, prove their worth to their institution, and focus resources.

Departments and Columns

From the Desk Of

International Education Helps Shape Our World
By Esther D. Brimmer, NAFSA Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

In Brief

  • Germany Reaches International Student Goal Three Years Early
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Improvement Needed at the Doctoral Level
  • The Most and Least Expensive Cities for International Student Accommodation
  • Post-Brexit Brain Drain
  • India’s Ambitious Recruitment Goal
  • Australia to Replace United Kingdom as Second Most Popular Destination for International Students

Global Spotlight


Quick Questions

A Steadfast Commitment
By Elizabeth Hendley

Education Abroad

Vetting External Partners: Strategies for Success
By Janet Hulstrand

International Student Affairs

Learning On the Job
By Charlotte West

International Enrollment

Personalizing Recruitment in the Digital Age
By Jessica B. Sandberg

International Education Leadership

Navigating Stakeholder Communications
By David L. DiMaria


Dynamism Is Dynamite
By Wendy M. Purcell

In Focus

Tides of Change at the Close of the Century