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Study: Amid Pandemic, U.S. Colleges More Financially Vulnerable Than International Peers
U.S. colleges and universities are more vulnerable than international peers to financial hardships caused by coronavirus-related shutdowns, says a new study from Moody’s Credit Rating Agency.
April 13, 2020
Report: Pandemic May Put Financial, Enrollment Strain On Colleges
The COVID-19 pandemic, and the campus closures that have ensued, could pose significant enrollment and financial challenges to colleges and universities, according to a recent report from Fitch Ratings, a credit rating agency.
March 17, 2020
What Will Happen to the Most Vulnerable Student Populations During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis?
Over the last few days, hundreds of colleges and universities have decided to encourage students to move out as soon as possible and handle the remainder of the academic semester online. While major precautions are necessary to help avoid making this public health crisis any worse, the announcements have made one thing clear: institutions assume that students will be able to figure out where to live, how to eat, and how to finish the semester in a matter of days.
March 12, 2020
Illinois Higher Ed Leaders Call on Congress to Address Visa Delay, Denial Increase
Presidents and chancellors from nearly 30 colleges and universities throughout Illinois are calling on Congress to address the increasing number of visa delays and denials that are leaving many of their international students in limbo, reported The Chicago Tribune. Both private and public university leaders signed a letter to state’s congressional delegation regarding “concern about […]
February 18, 2020
U of Florida Tells Professors Not to Order Sick Students to be Tested for Coronavirus
The University of Florida on Jan. 31 told its professors to stop ordering visibly sick students to leave the classroom and be tested for the Coronavirus, reported National Public Radio. The university didn’t say how many students were ordered by professors to be tested, nor did it identify the professors who took this action. “While […]
February 14, 2020
Critics Question Validity of College-Prep Company
After facing difficulty applying to 25 different colleges in the U.S. and U.K., New Zealander Jamie Beaton launched his own company, Crimson Education, to provide consulting services for international students applying to elite American universities. Beaton, who started the company at age 17 in 2013, hires tutors who help students craft college essays and mentor […]
December 9, 2019
New Research Analyzes Growth of International Exchange
New research by The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Affairs indicates that the number of international students in the United States continues to rise.
November 17, 2019
English-Learning Program at UVA Helps International Students, Faculty Gain Confidence
The VISAS program is open to undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, scholars, faculty, staff, employees and family members of the University of Virginia community who want to practice their language literacy or adjust to teaching in the United States through demonstrations, discussions and during office hours.
September 24, 2019
Federal Rule Change Likely to Impact International and Immigrant Students
While the U.S. public-charge rule has existed since the 1990s, the new version has far-reaching implications for immigrant and international students. The rule requires individuals seeking to enter the U.S. to show they are self-sufficient and will not require public resources, including government benefits such as welfare. The rule’s definition has been expanded to include non-cash public benefits.
August 20, 2019
Sharp International Student Decline Costs US, Study Finds
There has been a steady decline in international students studying in the United States over the last few years, which has caused economic consequences, according to a report by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
August 8, 2019
US Should Attract, Retain More International Talent
The media has recently emphasized the importance of talent to ensure the global competitiveness of the U.S.; and the relationship between talent acquisition and immigration policy, including international student policy. But how does one describe and measure talent, given the key role highly skilled individuals play in a country’s prosperity?
July 29, 2019
Making Global Conversation More Inclusive by Considering our Different Academic Cultures
Internationalization has been one of the main drivers in higher education in the last decade and it relates to several aspects of our academic institutions and professional activities. To some institutions, internationalization has been translated into an effective strategy to boost revenue by attracting students from other countries; it has also meant the increasing importance of study-abroad initiatives in association with partner organizations.
April 19, 2019
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