Global Education

Looking abroad? Challenges and considerations for higher education institutions

The rise in the number of foreign students on U.S. campuses is well-documented. But university business offices need to pay attention to the flip-side of this trend: U.S. institutions that expand overseas.

American colleges and universities are becoming far more internationally focused. The rise in the number of foreign students on U.S. campuses is well-documented, with an 8 percent increase in foreign students seeking education at a U.S. college or university between the 2013-2014 school year alone, according to the Institute for International Education’s Open Doors report. Our higher education institutions are continuing to be recognized around the world for top-quality research and education.

The impact of purposeful campus internationalization

Cultivating a campus culture that embodies both global diversity and interconnectivity should be central to the mission of universities today.

Cultivating a campus culture that embodies both global diversity and interconnectivity should be central to the mission of universities today. Reminders persist that our current environment and economy are not confined to our immediate geographic surroundings. Modern-day technologies, transportation, international trade, and politics significantly diminish distances that used to seem great.

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Latin America becoming fertile ground for online university courses

Lost in the debate about online learning is its impact in far-flung regions of the globe, places like the electrical engineering department at the University of El Salvador.

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800 students participate in US-Brazil Connect

In 2013, more than 80 community college students, young professionals, and college faculty traveled to Brazil for a one-month paid fellowship to work with 800 Brazilian high school students.

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Bill would make it easier for STEM grads, PhDs to get green cards

DREAM Act provision would create an expedited 5-year pathway to citizenship for those who attend a U.S. university or who serve in the military

The Senate-approved approach to immigration reform could improve the country’s competitiveness by allowing green cards for STEM master’s graduates, and it would also create a pathway to citizenship for students brought to this country illegally as children.

And though the Republican controlled House is likely to produce its own, narrower immigration reform bill, the Senate bill is seen as a symbolic step forward in the higher ed community.

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Liberal arts collides with economic necessity as colleges explore new paths post-recession

Determined to learn their way out of the Great Recession – or eager to rise above the deprivation of developing lands – unprecedented millions of people have enrolled in colleges and universities around the world in the past five years.

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Georgia Regents University looks to strengthen ties with Chinese schools

This fall, six Chinese nursing students will enroll in the Georgia Regents University College of Nursing, the result of more than a year of ongoing talks and negotiations with Jianghan University in Wuhan.

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Boston Bombings Bring Scrutiny of Student Visas

Immigration bill could improve flow of information to customs officials

The student visa process has come under scrutiny after investigators in the Boston bombings learned that a friend of suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered the U.S. with an expired student visa.

Azamat Tazhayakov, a student from Kazakhstan, was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice after investigators say items were removed from Tsarnaev’s University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth dorm room three days after the attack.

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An education fix from maritime colleges

Everyone who came to America knew that the most reliable path to financial success and status was hard work and higher education. That formula even worked for those born here.

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In France, Seasonal Workers With a Ph.D.

The use of adjuncts — part-time faculty who have little possibility of tenure or permanent employment — is increasingly common in U.S. colleges and universities.

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