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The flags of China and India, unfurled next to one another.

The ‘Fourth Wave’ of International Student Mobility

COVID effects, shifts from China to India, protectionist policies, and growing attention to employability and retention are all factors that will likely impact international student recruitment over the next decade, Ragh Singh writes.

Weill Cornell Med College Postdocs Unionize in Lopsided Vote

Weill Cornell Medical College postdoctoral researchers voted to unionize this week, shortly after graduate student workers at the affiliated Cornell...
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A ‘Near-Record’ International Student Surge

U.S. enrollment of international students surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2022–23, fueled by sharp upticks from India and Africa. Will the trend continue?

A group of five college-aged students holding flags from five different nations.

‘U.S. News’ Rankings Erase International Students

About a fifth of the metrics in the new U.S. News rankings exclude international students, Ryan Allen and Tomoko Takahashi write.

Visa Denials Disproportionately Affect African Students

International students from African nations and the Global South are much more likely to have their visas rejected, according to...
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‘The UN of Higher Ed’ Returns to a Changed World

A mix of optimism and anxiety defined this year’s NAFSA conference, three years after the COVID-19 pandemic upended international higher ed.

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A Recruitment Partnership Falls Apart

A public-private venture for international student recruitment ended in lawsuits filed by both sides. It’s not the first such collaboration to come undone in recent years.

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Is Gun Violence Scaring Off International Students?

Campus shootings have become a major concern for those from abroad, particularly Asia. For many, a U.S. education is still worth the risk—but experts say each incident makes recruitment harder.