International Education

From conferences to statistics to social media accounts, we keep an extensive compilation of resources  on the topic of international education. We’re always adding to this list, so please send tips on anything we’ve missed to

March 22-26
Vancouver, Canada
Asia Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference: This conference presents a great opportunity to delve into the internationalization of higher education in the Asia-Pacific region.
April 25-29
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
The Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI): An annual conference that hosts discussions on policies for international education, facilitates contact between Brazilian and foreign institutions, and shares best practices.
June 29-30
London, UK
Going Global, the British Council: Provides a global network for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of international education by connecting local, national, regional, and global agendas.
May 24-29
St. Louis, MO
NAFSA Annual Conference: The NAFSA annual conference brings together international education specialists from all over the world for an intense week of networking opportunities and learning. With an expo center hosting representatives from over 400 global institutions and offering hundreds of workshops, seminars, sessions, and other special events, this conference is truly comprehensive.
August 21-23
Cape Town, South Africa
International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA) Annual Conference: A gathering of South African academics, professionals, and practitioners committed to the internationalization of higher education.
September 24-27
Helsinki, Finland
The European Association for International Education (EAIE) Annual Conference: This is the largest international education conference in Europe, offering hundreds of exhibitors, a broad range of educational events, and countless networking opportunities to international higher education professionals from all over the world.
October 15-18
Perth, Australia
The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC): A major annual event with opportunities for networking, workshops, sessions, and more.
November 6-8
Brooklyn, NY
The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Annual Conference: This conference brings together industry leaders and professionals in the field of international education to engage in dialogue on developments in, and issues facing, the world of study abroad.
  •  Academic Cooperation Association (ACA): This alliance of national organizations from Europe and beyond – all of which fund and encourage the internationalization of their own higher education institutions – produces studies, organizes international seminars and conferences, and provides information on new developments in global higher education.
  • American Council on Education (ACE) Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE): This ACE initiative is focused on promoting comprehensive internationalization on US campuses and situating US higher education in a global context.
  • Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE): CIHE is involved in a number of initiatives that advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world.
  • Diversity Abroad Network: This network is the leading consortium of higher education institutions, government agencies, and for-profit and non-profit organizations dedicated to increasing access and advancing diversity and equity in international education.
  • Forum on Education Abroad: Not only does this non-profit organization serve as the Standards Development Organization­­ (recognized by the US government) for education abroad, it also produces research, publications, and events related to the field.
  • Institute of International Education (IIE): In addition to its collaborative work with students, practitioners, and institutions, IIE produces a robust body of research and publications (much of which is available online) and serves as an extremely informative resource to the international education community. IIE is also home to the Center for Academic Mobility Research, which has a special focus on the global mobility of students and faculty.
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators: NAFSA is the world’s largest non-profit professional association dedicated to international education.
Books and Journals
  •  Frontiers Journal: An interdisciplinary journal that biannually publishes articles on critical issues and concerns related to study abroad, examining in particular the intellectual development of students in international and intercultural contexts.
  • International Higher Education: The flagship quarterly publication of the Boston College Center for International Higher Education.
  • International Handbook of Higher Education: A central, authoritative reference on the most essential topics in higher education as seen through an international perspective.
  • Journal of Studies in International Education: A biannually published, globally oriented academic journal printing original research and review articles on the internationalization of higher education.
  • National Priority Statements: Formal policy statements prepared by delegations from 15 different countries as a part of the 2012 International Education Summit in Washington, DC.
Websites, Blogs, and News
  • IDP Database of Research on International Education: This searchable database, managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), contains the details of more than 8,000 books, articles, conference papers, and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and beyond.
  • International Higher Education Consulting Blog: Written by David Comp, this blog covers a range of issues in international education exchange.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: This is the go-to resource for higher education professionals; available online and in print, it features daily news, blogs, advice columns, facts and data, job listings, discussion forums, and more.
  • Guardian Higher Education Network – International: From The Guardian, this resource offers news, blogs, opinion, and analysis related to international education, with additional features on higher education, commonwealth universities, and international students.
  • Inside Higher Ed: An online higher education resource featuring news, opinion, and jobs.
  • New York Times International Education News: Timely analysis on international education.
  • Times Higher Education: A site offering not only world university rankings but also news, opinion, and jobs, as well as information on higher education events.
  • SECUSS-L: This is an independent list managed by volunteers and established for the sole purpose of sharing information on subjects related to education abroad. Subscribe here (just type in SECUSS-L).
  • University World News: One of the first high-quality and truly international media outlets to cover global education, this site provides a weekly email newsletter and a dedicated news website, all free of charge.
  • US News & World Report: The focus here is on comprehensive rankings of US and international universities according to several metrics, although there is also news and blog content about current happenings in the world of education.
  • World Education Services Research and Advisory Services: Their World Education News and Reviews newsletter covers both regional news and trends in international student mobility.
Social Media

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