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International
EDUCATOR

FROM THE

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M A R + A P R  . 1 3 n V O L  . 2 2 n N O  . 2

by Elaina Loveland
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Cheryl Darrup-Boychuck
USJournal of Academics

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Brazil Bound

ROUND THE WORLD, virtually everyone knows that the
United States has the largest economy in the world. But what some may
not realize is that our southern neighbor, the Federative Republic of Brazil,
is the second largest country (and has the second largest economy) in the
Americas and is the fifth largest country in the world. In the last few years,
Brazil has been on the radar as a growing country of interest for more
international education exchanges and partnerships.
Our feature story, “Emerging Giant,” by the late Alan Dessoff reveals
how Brazil has become “hot” in higher education in recent years. Much of
the recent interest in Brazil has been spurred by Brazil’s Scientific Mobility
Program (formerly known as Science Without Borders), an initiative that
aims to send undergraduates in the science, technology, engineering, and
math (STEM) disciplines to spend a year at a top foreign university. Since
the program was launched in January 2012, more than 4,000 Brazilian
students have arrived in the United States under its auspices.
And the interest in Brazil seems to be growing. As recently as February 2013 the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program has expanded. Now,
community colleges are getting involved. Led by Northern Virginia Community College, the Community College Consortium (CCC) is assisting
the Brazilian Ministry of Education to expand the reach of its Scientific
Mobility Program. The program will offer one-year undergraduate scholarships for Brazilian students to study STEM concentrations (science,
technology, engineering and mathematics) at U.S. community colleges.
Community colleges across the country are realizing that their local
communities aren’t just dealing with issues at the corner shop—global
issues are now in their own backyards. International development—an
area that colleges and universities have had a foothold in for decades—is
now of interest to many community colleges. The feature article, “Local
Goes Global,” by Christopher Connell shows how community colleges
are now getting involved in international development.

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In Memoriam

VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC POLICY AND PRACTICE

It is with sadness that I share the loss of a frequent IE contributor since
2005 and former Washington Post reporter Alan Dessoff, who passed
away in December 2012 at the age of 73. I worked with Alan in the fall
on the cover story of this issue on Brazil, and he handed in the article
shortly before his death.
Alan’s background as an investigative journalist has been an asset to
IE over the years. He also wrote the series on NAFSA’s history for each
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it “takes a village” (of many talented writers) to help NAFSA chronicle
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Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Emerging Giant
Local Goes Global
Accelerating Global Learning at Home and Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
In Focus
Intenational Educator Language Supplement
Contents
New Tools of the Trade
Intensive English Language
Intensive Foreign Language
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - Contents
International Educator - March/April 2013 - From the Editors
International Educator - March/April 2013 - 3
International Educator - March/April 2013 - Front Lines
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - 6
International Educator - March/April 2013 - 7
International Educator - March/April 2013 - 8
International Educator - March/April 2013 - 9
International Educator - March/April 2013 - In Brief
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - Accelerating Global Learning at Home and Abroad
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - Partnering
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - 63
International Educator - March/April 2013 - In Focus
International Educator - March/April 2013 - Cover3
International Educator - March/April 2013 - Cover4
International Educator - March/April 2013 - Intenational Educator Language Supplement
International Educator - March/April 2013 - SCover
International Educator - March/April 2013 - Contents
International Educator - March/April 2013 - New Tools of the Trade
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International Educator - March/April 2013 - Intensive English Language
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