Foreign Students in U.S.

Pacem in Terris

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At La Roche, an idealistic program to reach students from countries in conflict was too ambitious to sustain, and yet it transformed the institution.

Not-So-Secret Agents

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When it comes to international students, the still-controversial practice of paying commissions to recruiters gains greater acceptance, and visibility.

States as Study Destinations

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Hawaii is sunny and serious. Iowa has four seasons and is more diverse than you think. Recruiting messages for international students reflect states, not institutions.

Iraqi Scholarship Program Gets Started

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It's a late start, but government officials prepare to send a pilot group of 500 to 700 students abroad starting this fall.

Public Good, Private Money

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World Conference on Higher Education concludes, with government officials from Brazil and India taking up issues of access and branch campuses, respectively.

An Atlantic Trust

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American and British university leaders propose a mechanism for building up the "special relationship" between the two countries by jointly working in other countries, worldwide.

International Admissions Fall

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For the first time since 2004, the number of international students admitted to U.S. graduate schools has declined, report finds. Domestic applications, however, increase.

'The Chinese Are Coming'

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BALTIMORE -- Carleton College has 18 new students from China this year, and they are paying about half of their own expenses. A handful of them don't need any financial aid at all. While Chinese graduate students are no shock on university campuses, significant cohorts of undergraduate applications from China are a new phenomenon at most colleges. Just a few years ago, Carleton had only three or four students enrolling from China, and it never enrolled students who could afford to pay their own way.

Shifts in Grad Enrollments

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Figures for first-time students who are from the U.S. are up 6 percent; new international numbers are flat, with significant variation by country.

Mixed Outlook on Foreign Students

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2008-9 saw record international enrollment in U.S. and 2007-8 saw record for Americans studying abroad. New data suggest years of big increases may be ending.

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