Like many other institutions in the United States, Emory University has seen an increasingly internationally diverse campus community take shape in the last decade. The number of non-domestic students at Emory has grown nearly one and a half times from 960 in 2003 to 2,303 in 2012. The number of international scholars has grown at a similar rate. Nationwide, according to the U.S. State Department, F-1 visa issuances—the visa by which most international students come to this country—grew from around 300,000 in 2007 to nearly 500,000 in 2012. The impact of such a transformation on the
culture and character of an institution is both obvious and subtle. It can be seen in classrooms and pedagogies, in dormitories and food services, in student support structures and research programs. This issue of the Academic Exchange examines both the recent evolution of Emory as an international campus as well as its future.