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May 31, 2018
PHILADELPHIA -- International student enrollments in intensive English programs in the U.S. declined by 20 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to new data from the Institute of International Education released Wednesday at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference. The 20 percent decline follows an 18.7 percent decline the year before. The average number of weeks students study in intensive English programs remained flat at 14.1.
May 31, 2018
Major higher education groups issued statements Wednesday expressing concern about the Trump administration's reported plans to limit the length of visas for certain Chinese citizens starting June 11. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the administration intends to limit Chinese graduate students studying certain high-tech fields to one-year visas -- instead of the usual five -- due to concerns about intellectual property theft.
May 30, 2018
At international education conference, sessions focus on challenges faced by international students, both those perceived by faculty and those reported by students.
May 30, 2018
The Trump administration plans to limit the duration of some visas issued to Chinese citizens in response to concerns about intellectual property theft, the Associated Press reported. The State Department did not provide specifics about the changes, but a U.S. official told the Associated Press that instructions to U.S.
May 25, 2018
Facing enrollment declines and deficits, the SIT Graduate Institute makes big changes. But unlike other institutions in similar straits, it has a global network of scholars and campus sites at its disposal.  
May 24, 2018
Nine U.S. colleges and universities have agreed to start a national scholarship program for international students in what organizers are billing as a next iteration of the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign. 
May 16, 2018
Turkey’s Higher Education Board has banned universities from opening new French studies departments amid tensions between Paris and Ankara and controversy over an open letter signed by prominent French figures calling for the deletion of certain passages in the Quran, Reuters reported.
May 16, 2018
Free tuition policies are rooted in strong philosophical and social traditions but do not necessarily lead to increased access or student success, according to a new paper in the journal Higher Education Policy titled “There Is No Such Thing as Free Higher Education: A Global Perspective on the (Many) Realities of Free Sys
May 15, 2018
Proposed policy memo would change the way in which international students are found to accrue "unlawful presence," a determination that could lead to them being barred from the U.S. for three to 10 years.   
May 14, 2018
New policy guidance published last week appears to make it easier for international students to accrue “unlawful presence” in the U.S., a change that could have implications for their ability to re-enter the country in the future. Individuals who accrue more than 180 days of unlawful presence before they depart from the U.S. can be barred from re-entering the country for a period of three to 10 years.

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