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After the Storm

Christopher Connell
In the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, an academic diaspora followed by the return of students and scholars to New Orleans.

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From Katrina Nomad to 'Young Ambassador' for DAAD



The New Internship Abroad

Karen Leggett
Internships are now more important to postcollege plans than ever but today, not only are students gaining work experience at home, they are also going abroad to attain a competitive edge.

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Escape to the Ivory Tower

David Tobenkin
When political asylees and refugees apply for admission to U.S. colleges and universities, they are often incorrectly treated as foreign students. But a whole different set of rules apply that international educators need to know.

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Financial Aid Challenges for Political Asylee and Refugee Students


UCLA: Educating Leaders for an Interconnected World

Christopher Connell
International diversity abounds at this world-class institution in the City of Angels.

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From the Editors

Scattered to the Four Winds
Christopher Murphy

Front Lines

Advocacy—Five Years Later
Adria L. Baker

In Brief

  • Florida Bans Academic Travel to Five Countries
  • Engaging Muslim Audiences Continues to Challenge United States
  • New e-Publication Provides Guidance "By Example"
  • Encouraging the Contributions of International Talent
  • International Educator Takes Honors in Publishing Competition
  • Tools of the Trade for IE Leaders

Across Cultures

Transformation, Reform, and Renewal in Afghanistan
William G. Tierney


An interview with Jamil Salmi, World Bank economist: Developing Education in Developing Nations
Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Well-Rounded Experience: Internships in Education Abroad
Michael Woolf


Strategies in Dealing With the Bologna Process
Jeannine E. Bell and Robert A. Watkins

Foreign Student Affairs

Earn While You Learn in Canada
Elaina Loveland

In Focus

Susan Thompson