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FROM THE EDITORS
By Elaina Loveland

Fostering Hope
ALTHOUGH the United States has been engaged in wars abroad

over the last few decades, the full consequences sometimes elude us.
What is so unique about the international education profession
is that we are able to help others in dire situations improve their
options because education offers a powerful antidote to the tribulations of war: hope.
I was reminded of this recently at the NAFSA annual conference
in San Diego as the highest number of attendees ever came together
to connect across borders, and one very important theme was the
role of fostering peace and social justice through international education. I picked up the newspaper one morning on my way to the
convention center and read that President Barack Obama declared
that nearly all troops in Afghanistan will withdraw by the end of
2016 (except a small number to protect the U.S. Embassy). This was
timely news because our current cover story, "Overcoming Decades
of Devastation: Revitalizing Education in Afghanistan," by David
Tobenkin explores how colleges and universities have been assisting
universities in Afghanistan to reinvigorate their higher education
systems through partnerships that can help Afghan students have
better opportunities despite the devastation in their country over
the last several decades. This article is the second in a two-part series
about partnerships with Iraq and Afghanistan to help revitalize
higher education in those nations after U.S. military presence. The
first article, "Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq," was published
in the November/December 2013 issue of International Educator.
Also in this issue, the feature story, "All Smiles," by Kim Fernandez is about the internationalization of a discipline that might not
seem like an obvious choice-dentistry. Future dentists and dental
hygienists are increasingly becoming exposed to international field
work opportunities in their degree programs as internationalization
is becoming more popular at many dental schools. One of the newer initiatives in overseas dental student experiences is moving past
simple trips to treat cavities and infections, and toward establishing
permanent programs that will improve dental health in an area even
when a U.S. school isn't on the ground there. For example, at the
Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Director of Global Health Initiatives and Assistant Professor of Pediatric Dentistry Elizabeth Shick
is working with a large company in Guatemala to open a permanent
dental clinic in an area near large banana plantations. "One trip a
year isn't what we were looking for," she says. "We want something
sustainable to provide consistent care for the people in that country."
Last but not least, don't miss the annual International Enrollment
Management Supplement accompanying this issue-the cover story
focuses on diversifying international student recruitment strategies,
which should be helpful going into the 2014-2015 academic year. IE

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - July/August 2014

Revitalizing Education in Afghanistan: Overcoming Decades of Devastation
All Smiles
In Brief
Voices: Kakenya Ntaiya: Founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence
Education Abroad
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - July/August 2014 - Voices: Kakenya Ntaiya: Founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence
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International Educator - July/August 2014 - Revitalizing Education in Afghanistan: Overcoming Decades of Devastation
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