International programs

Survey finds 'chilling effect' of China Initiative

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About half of Chinese scientists at U.S. universities report concerns about being surveilled by the U.S. government. Survey finds evidence that fears about a China-focused Department of Justice initiative to combat trade-secret theft may be harming American science.

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Statement expresses ‘renewed’ U.S. commitment to international ed

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Departments of Education and State pledge a “renewed” commitment to international education. Advocates hope this could be first step toward a federal international education strategy.

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Prosecutors drop cases against scientists accused of hiding military ties

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The U.S. government has moved to dismiss cases against five Chinese researchers charged with lying about ties to the Chinese military on visa applications. The decision follows a mistrial in another case.

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NAFSA session focuses on efforts to scale up student and scholar visa processing amid pandemic

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State Department analyst says the department is prioritizing processing student and scholar visas but still faces continuing capacity challenges related to the pandemic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Colleges see declines in Chinese student enrollments

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

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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.

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