International higher education

In Study Abroad, Dispute Over Roaming

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Students and parents sue cell phone provider popular among study abroad participants, alleging unfair billing practices.

An Arrest in Iran

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Northridge graduate student is detained -- latest in a series of incidents involving American scholars or those trying to teach in the United States.

Study Abroad Under an Embargo

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Provider settles with U.S. in a dispute over academic travel in Cuba. But because of stricter regulations (which this case predates), academic exchange remains limited.

Canada Tops U.S. in Faculty Salaries, Report Finds

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Research center starts new project to compare academic salaries in 15 countries. For senior professors, Saudi Arabia leads by far.

Risks and Rewards of International Expansion

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Panelists discuss opportunities and pitfalls of partnerships and other endeavors abroad at TIAA-CREF conference.

International Student Growth Still Slowing

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Survey of graduate schools finds that international student population is still increasing, but not as rapidly.

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?”

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