International education describes the learning, sharing, journey, or movement of people and ideas across cultures. Becoming an International Educator means helping others interact between and within cultures.
What is International Education?
In the United States, international education is often described by five knowledge communities developed by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. Knowledge Communities “encompass a range of competency areas” (NAFSA, 2021), and those working in the field, known as international educators, are responsible for “designing, managing, and facilitating programs and activities that help participants to appropriately, effectively, and ethically engage in interactions with culturally diverse people and ideas” (Punteney, 2019).
We have 33+ collective years working in international education and providing high-quality resources, lectures, and support services for organizations looking to scale their international programming for diverse communities.
NAFSA's International Education Knowledge Communities
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