About the Journal

International education is defined by Punteney (2019) as "the profession of designing, managing, and facilitating programs and activities that help participants to appropriately, effectively, and ethically engage in interactions with culturally diverse people and ideas, often across national borders."

Case Studies in International Education (CSIE) is an open access, online, peer-reviewed publication that utilizes case studies for the development and advancement of the field. CSIE seeks to promote further professional development through engaging case study discussion. We offer publication opportunities for scholar-practitioners, including working professionals, faculty, and graduate students. Each case study provides an opportunity to integrate theory and practice through interdisciplinary analysis/insight for the benefit of the field’s future growth.

Aims and Scope

Case Studies in International Education (CSIE) seeks to promote further professional development through engaging case study discussion. Each case describes a complex situation that can be examined through multiple perspectives. The case studies are intended to prompt individual or group analysis and discussion. This discussion might examine internal and external influences, good practices, ethics and social justice, or the applicability of theoretical models to real life scenarios. 

CSIE considers the full range of educational contexts including, but not limited to: K-12, higher education, adult learning, non-formal education, and professional training programs. Submissions are welcomed that highlight one or more of the following topics: 

Adult Education
Citizen Diplomacy/Education Diplomacy
Cross-Cultural Issues
Education Abroad
Education Policy
Ethics, Equity, and Social Justice
Experiential Education
International Enrollment Management
International Student and Scholar Services
Internationalization and Global Learning
Language Education
Leadership and Strategy
Management and Operations
Non-Formal Education
Personnel Management
Primary and Secondary Education
Program Assessment
Program Design
Professional Training
Student Learning and Development
Student Services
University/Higher Education

Each submission should describe a complex situation that can be viewed from multiple perspectives and serve as the prompt for rich and nuanced discussions. The case studies should be able to serve as tools to facilitate learning in classroom and professional development settings as well as for consideration by individuals. 

Collaborative Peer Review

CSIE has adopted a collaborative peer review approach. The goal of this peer review is to ensure quality of published cases and their ability to foster professional development in readers. Peer reviewers work with authors to guarantee that cases meet the CSIE guidelines, protect the anonymity of case study subjects, and strenghten clarity of writing. Collaborative peer review seeks to bring in a wide range of voices by helping to ensure that those who seek to add to the scholarship of the field have the support to do so. Collaborative peer review affirms our committment to professional development in authors and reviewers by creating an environment for mutual learning. 

Reference: Punteney, K. (2019). The International Education Handbook: Principles and Practices of the Field. Washington, D.C.: NAFSA: Association of International Educators.