International higher education

Record Year* for Foreign Student Enrollment

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International numbers up 7 percent, but reported increase is fueled largely by big gains in non-degree and training programs, and more accurate counting. Study abroad keeps growing.

Women Abroad and Men at Home

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Persistent gender gap in study abroad, even as total enrollments rise, puzzles many experts.

Key Win for Scholar Kept Out of U.S.

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Federal judge says government must say why it won't let Adam Habib, a noted South African sociologist, accept academic invitations in the United States.

'Accreditation Lite' for International Recruiting Agents

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In the realm of international student recruiting, “A lot of agents will just send out blanket e-mails to universities saying, ‘Oh, I would like to be your representative,’ ” says Sabine Klahr, director of international programs at Boise State University. “We don’t answer those e-mails typically."

“There are no standards at this point,” Klahr explains. “You could work with agents throughout the world who are not" -- she pauses, searching for the right word -- "they are not reputable business people, essentially. How do you know that you can trust them?”

A Dent in the Data

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Errors in international statistics used to show decline in U.S. higher education raise questions about overdependence on them.

Making Human Rights More Scientific

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AAAS launches group aimed not only at protecting rights of scientists, but of bringing scholarly expertise to broader humanitarian efforts.

The Foreign (Student) Perspective on America's Historic Day

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WASHINGTON -- Charlotte Junius, a German student interning in Washington, saw something she did not quite expect Tuesday during the inauguration of President Obama. Near her vantage point, in the shadow of the Washington Monument, she was surrounded not only by hundreds of thousands of American citizens but also a healthy dose of foreign visitors, all packed onto the National Mall to witness history.

Standards for Short-Term Study Abroad

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Forum on Education Abroad offers more specific guidance for programs of short duration.

Assuring Quality, Across Borders

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At international seminar, those charged with validating the quality of their nations' colleges discuss trends in accreditation, and a common scourge: degree mills.

Students Help Students Study Abroad

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Monies for overseas education can be meager. At some colleges, student fees of $5 to $14 are providing a significant pool of aid.

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