Job Insecurity in Field of International Education

It’s a new year, and with it comes renewed hope for a return to a world robust with international exchange and study abroad. However, turbulent times and widespread job insecurity are not yet over in the field of international education.

Uncertainty remains wide spread among international educators – both in the U.S. and abroad.

Are you, or someone you know, experiencing job insecurity in the field of international education? If so, I encourage you to consider joining a virtual Listening Circle, a free program developed by members of the NAFSA Association of International Educators Phase II: Continuing Educators MIG (Member Interest Group). Facilitated by experienced international educators, small groups provide much needed support to international educators who have lost their jobs, are in a job transition, or concerned about the future of international education. 

Begun last year, over 100 individuals across the U.S. have participated in a Listening Circle, some more than once. Evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive, reporting a supportive environment that has offered clarity, space for career exploration and networking ideas.  

Applications are now being accepted for our next cohort of Listening Circles to begin in March, 2021. Learn more about the Listening Circles by watching this short explanatory video ( that includes remarks from two past participants. There is an email address in the video if you would like more information.

The online application is available at

You do not need to be a NAFSA member to join a Circle.  

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