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.
Changes in immigration policies seek to attract and retain more foreign students, who are increasingly a hot commodity the world over.
Pearson creates test of English for foreign students in which institutions will receive not only score reports, but recordings of test takers.
Survey of graduate schools finds that international student population is still increasing, but not as rapidly.
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.
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