International programs

Biden presidency offers promise of reset for international education, but challenges remain

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It's been a hard four years for supporters of international education. Experts expect a reset in international education policies under Biden, but caution that damage to the once-welcoming image of the United States can't be easily erased.

ICE investigation targets international student work program

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announces actions against foreign students accused of abusing work training program. College officials may also face sanctions.

Colleges expect few new international students will make it to their campuses this fall

Colleges prepare for big declines in new international student enrollments due to the coronavirus pandemic. But survey data show that about 90 percent of current students remain in the U.S.

Loan companies emerge to cater to the international student market

An industry emerges to issue loans to international students. Interest rates are high, but the companies say they are filling an unmet need and expanding access.

Colleges see declines in Chinese student enrollments

After an unprecedented boom in Chinese undergraduate enrollments, universities see declines.

Chinese companies seek to buy American campuses

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When a Chinese company seeks to buy an American music college, opponents of the sale raise academic freedom concerns. Over the last several years, Chinese buyers have purchased a number of campuses in the U.S.

Trump administration recommends restoration of ACICS, an accreditor that remains controversial

Trump administration recommends restoring the controversial accreditor of many for-profits, citing a federal court ruling. Meanwhile, ACICS faces questions about its approval of a Danish business school's degree programs.

Corporate pathway providers shake up international student landscape and up ante on compensation for agents

Pathway providers are shaking up the international student recruitment landscape, and the incentives they offer recruiting agents are attracting scrutiny.

More colleges hire corporate partners for international student pathway programs, with mixed results

The number of universities contracting with corporate entities to recruit for and manage first-year programs for international students keeps growing. As competition increases, institutions report mixed results with the model.

Pakistani scholars barred from Asian studies conference in India

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The Indian government is barring Pakistani scholars from participating in a conference in New Delhi co-sponsored by an American academic association.

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