U.S. Campuses Abroad

CDC tells colleges to 'consider' canceling foreign exchange programs because of coronavirus

Citing dynamic nature of coronavirus spread, new guidance from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells colleges to "consider" canceling foreign exchange programs and asking current participants to return to their home countries.

Faculty at Kean U China campus won't be Kean employees for much longer

Faculty at Kean University's campus in China, currently employed by Kean, will soon be employed by the Chinese campus. Kean says it is retaining control over academics, but the faculty union says the change raises academic freedom concerns.

New book by former professor looks at Georgetown's campus in Qatar, warts and all

New book by a former professor looks at the tensions and struggles behind what author describes as Georgetown’s “bold, important and interesting” experiment to bring American liberal education to Qatar.

Qatar Foundation leader discusses Education City and the blockade's impact

Interview with leader from Qatar about the small country’s Education City, which has six U.S. university partners, and how it is coping with a blockade by five Arab nations.

Arizona embarks on plan to develop 25 global microcampuses

University of Arizona wants to establish more than 25 “microcampuses” -- capable of collectively educating more than 25,000 students -- at partner universities around the world.

How can universities uphold values in international partnerships?

Universities that set up shop globally should work to uphold principles such as academic freedom, gender equity and freedom of speech -- but they sometimes compromise, scholars argue.

What happened to Texas A&M's plan to open a branch campus in Nazareth?

Texas A&M announced two years ago that it would build a branch campus in Nazareth. Here's the story of what's happened since.

Hiring materials for Kean U's campus in China raise questions about whether institution is upholding antidiscrimination principles abroad

Two job ads for Kean U's campus in China state preference for Chinese Communist Party members, while the standard employment application requests information regarding political affiliation and personal details that are generally illegal to ask for under U.S. antidiscrimination law.

Reports of troubles at Webster U.’s branch campus in Thailand

At Webster University’s branch campus, serious concerns have been raised by faculty and others over several years about academics, student health and safety, academic freedom, and an allegedly autocratic administration. 

UC Berkeley proposes a global educational hub -- in its own backyard

Rather than build a branch campus abroad, UC Berkeley hopes to bring foreign universities to California to participate in a proposed global educational hub.

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