About Aaron


Does education have the power to change minds and change lives? The answer is yes – locally, nationally, and internationally. The exchange of ideas, across cultures, across beliefs, and across experiences develops us personally and professionally and gives us the opportunity to bring more good, more grace, and more truth into the world.

Welcome to the site of education expert, writer, and “professional exchange student” Aaron Basko. Aaron has spent the last 20 years providing leadership in higher education settings, both public and private. His writing and analysis give insight on a diverse array of topics, including higher education capacity-building, career development, international education, and student mobility.

Aaron has a special interest and expertise in international education topics, especially comparative higher education, student mobility, exchange opportunities, and education capacity-building. In 2015, he was selected for an International Education Administrator grant from the J. William Fulbright program, the most prestigious U.S. higher education exchange program. He subsequently served as both a peer reviewer for the program and a capacity-building expert for the Fulbright Commission in Reykjavik, Iceland. Aaron has also been a Rotary International Exchange scholar, a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellow, and a finalist for the Truman Scholarship.

Aaron is the author of two books, Help Wanted (Judson Press 2012 – Light of Literacy Nominee) and What’s Your Function? (Judson Press 2014 – Winner of a 2015 Illumination Award). He currently serves as contributing editor for Recruitment & Retention in Higher Education magazine.

To contact Aaron for a quote or to request an article on education topics, email aaron@aaronbasko.com.

Aaron has written for a wide range of publications, including:

  • Student Affairs Leader
  • The Journal of College Admission
  • Career Directions
  • Career Convergence
  • Campus Life
  • The Christian College Guide
  • Ignite Your Faith
  • Old Schoolhouse Magazine
  • For Recent Grads Only
  • Nerd Wallet
  • The Eastern ACE Blog
  • The PACER (PA Association of College Admissions Counseling)
  • Work-Wise, The Modesto Bee

Aaron has been quoted or interviewed by the following media outlets:

  • The Huffington Post
  • The New Jersey Star Ledger
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • Career Bliss
  • PA Money Matters



For samples of Aaron’s writing, check out the Blog tab or learn more about Resources.

(Note: Material on this blog represent the personal reflections of the author and not the opinions of my employer or other organizations mentioned on the site. All information is provided on an as-is basis. – Aaron Basko)