Trendspotting: Perspectives of International Educators

trendspotting interview with international educators by Rahul Chouaha

Watching and interpreting emerging trends can help international educators define priorities resources and improve impact of their work. As a part of the article for NAFSA International Educator, I asked 14 international education leaders from diverse geographical and institutional settings for their perspective on what’s next for the field in the new year by posing two questions:

  1. What is one key trend you think is shaping the field of international education in 2020, and why is it significant?
  2. What is one opportunity and one challenge facing international educators in responding to this trend?

The answers, from leaders with a variety of experience and expertise, present a picture of where the field is likely to go in 2020, and beyond, and what opportunities international educators should anticipate.

  • Cen Huang, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), University of Alberta
  • Cheryl D. Young, Assistant Provost for Global Initiatives, Miami University
  • Eduardo Contreras, Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Portland
  • John McLoughlin, Former Senior Director of Enrollment, Concordia College New York
  • Karen Vahey, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, NY Tech
  • Kathleen Massey, Associate Vice President (Students), University of Lethbridge
  • Kelechi Kalu, Vice Provost of International Affairs at the University of California, Riverside
  • Molly J. Watkins, Assistant Provost for International Affairs, Case Western Reserve University
  • Neal R. McCrillis, Vice Provost for Global Engagement, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Nick Miles OBE, Provost and Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Richard Follett, Associate Vice President (International), University of Sussex
  • Roger Brindley, USF System Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida
  • Tina Rousselot de Saint Céran, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Winnie Eley, Vice President, International, University of Southampton