International Education

In addition to our own publications, we’ve compiled some of the most important resources for people in international education. We’re always adding to this list, so please check back or send tips on anything we missed to

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Here’s a list of the major conferences on international education that will take place within the next year:

February 29 – March 3
Melbourne, Australia
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 13 – 15
Edinburgh, Scotland
EFMD Conference for International, External and Corporate Relations, PR, Marketing, Communication and Alumni Professionals: An intimate conference for university professionals at European business schools, this conference is an excellent chance for business schools to network and share best practices among peers.
April 16 – 20
Fortaleza, Brazil
The Brazilian Association for International Education (FAUBAI): An annual conference with the goal of, “host[ing] discussions on policies for international education; facilitat[ing] contact between Brazilian and foreign institutions and shar[ing] good practices.”
May 29 – June 3
Denver, CO
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.
May 3 – 5
Cape Town, South Africa
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.
July 25 – 26
St. Johns, Canada
PSEWEB: Conference for college and university marketers, programmers, designers, digital architects and community managers
August 22 – 24
Kruger National Park, South Africa
International Education Assocation of South Africa (IEASA) Annual Conference: This year’s theme is “A Global International Higher Education Commons: Evaluating and Imagining the Internationalisation of Higher Education”.
September 13 – 16
Liverpool, England
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. The theme for 2016 is ‘Imagine…’.
October 18 – 21
Melbourne, Australia
The Australian International Education Conference (AIEC): A major annual event with opportunities for networking, workshops, sessions, and more.
November 16 – 19
Los Angeles, CA
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.
TBA Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) Annual Conference: This conference brings together central actors, decision-makers, policy-makers, and practitioners in higher education to discuss the the important issues related to European and international education.


  • 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: The Diversity Abroad Network is the leading consortium of higher education institutions, government agencies, 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) in the field of education abroad, but it also produces research, publications, and events related to education abroad.
  • 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: This is 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: This book is a central, authoritative reference source on the most essential topics in higher education as seen through an international perspective.
  • Journal of Studies in International Education: This biannually published, globally oriented academic journal prints original research and review articles on the internationalization of higher education.
  • National Priority Statements: These formal policy statements were prepared by delegations from 15 different countries as a part of the 2012 International Education Summit in Washington, DC.

Websites and Blogs


  • 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 International Education News: 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 Herald Tribune International Education News: Timely analysis on international education provided by The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune.
  • 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 established for the sole purpose of sharing information on subjects related to education abroad. Subscribe to this listserv here (just type in SECUSS-L) and learn more about other affiliated international education listservs here.
  • 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.

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These are some excellent sources of statistics on international education: