Number of foreign applicants to U.S. graduate programs increased by only 3 percent this year, survey shows, while about a third of schools saw declines.
In new wave of government scholarship program, the emphasis is on graduate students, not undergrads.
At Abilene Christian U.'s commencement, Madagascar's leader joined 24 graduating scholars supported by his government, with hopes of greater good.
U.S. officials provide briefing on database for tracking foreign students, presidential candidates' advisers discuss exchanges as a massive gathering of international educators continues.
Other hot topics at international ed meeting: visa frustration, study abroad for all majors, and internationalization issues.
Going beyond TOEFL, U. of Alabama at Birmingham tests international graduate students on their ability to perform high-level academic work in English.
While U.S. says it worries about attracting foreign students, it angers many by charging those who call seeking information and interviews.
One university's unconventional approach to outsourcing international student recruitment and services -- involving multi-million dollar payment from a corporate provider -- raises questions.
1+2+1 dual degrees, in which students start and finish at a Chinese university with two years at an American college in between, are becoming more popular.
Survey spotlights increased competition for U.S. graduate schools, which are increasingly creating degree programs with institutions abroad.
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