International higher education

USAID to continue to fund global university partnerships after all

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U.S. agency withdraws threat of sharp cuts for higher ed development programs -- but confirms that contract for association-led intermediary won't be renewed after 2015 expiration.

Colleges fear international students are purchasing inadequate health plans on private market

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College officials raise concerns about the private international student health insurance market, where there are plans that exclude coverage for chemotherapy or only pay up to $3,000 for surgery.

British Council report assesses landscape for cross-border educaton

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A new report from the British Council analyzes the landscape for cross-border education and identifies countries with the most and least favorable climates.

Brazil's scientific mobility scholarship program keeps growing

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More than 4,000 Brazilian undergraduates will be on U.S. campuses this fall on government scholarships.

Despite slowdown in applications, growth in admission offers to international grad students

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A Council of Graduate Schools survey finds that initial offers of admission to international students grew by 9 percent this year, despite a slowdown in the growth of applications and a drop in interest from China. 

Convictions of Turkish academics provoke outcry from international scholarly groups

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International scholarly groups raise concerns about the long sentences handed down to six Turkish academics and former university rectors caught up in a massive terrorism-related trial widely condemned as unjust.

A look at St. Lawrence University's study abroad program in Kenya

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St. Lawrence University's longstanding program in Kenya provides a model of what study abroad can look like when it's seen as a two-way street and when it is deeply embedded in a campus culture.

 

New report shows dependence of U.S. graduate programs on foreign students.

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New report provides breakdown on international enrollments by discipline and institution, showing that there are graduate STEM programs in which more than 90 percent of students are from outside the U.S.

An uncertain situation for study abroad in Egypt

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Amid rising protests and following the death of an American student, the future of study abroad in Egypt is once again uncertain.

At a Canadian university, questions about an engineering program enrolling almost exclusively Chinese students

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Graduate students at a Canadian university question the use of commissioned agents and whether prospective international students are being steered into “premium tuition” programs that are not the best academic fit.

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