International education has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic. Closed borders and
shuttered consulates have made it difficult for students overseas to come to the United States,
and many have spent the last year taking courses online, often at all hours of the day and night.
Americans seeking to study abroad have been grounded, and many institutional and research
partnerships have been put on hold. And the pandemic is not the only factor affecting
international education. Concerns about sustainability, the forces of globalization, the rise of
technology, changes in information circulation and journalism, a reckoning with racial justice and
equity — all present both challenges and opportunities for colleges and individuals committed to
global learning. As vaccines usher in a return to normal after a year of upheaval, what does the
future hold for international education?