Open Doors data show foreign student enrollments are up 5.7 percent and study abroad 1.3 percent. For the first time in more than 10 years, top category of foreign student is undergraduates.
American program administrators in Egypt foresee greater stability, not complications, with election of first Islamist president.
Some faculty members and administrators at California State U. are trying to block resumption of programs in Israel.
Number of enrolled international students rises 10 percent, and government officials say policy changes position the country well against competitors in Europe and North America.
At a conference for international education administrators, sessions focus on whether universities are setting high enough expectations for students when they study abroad.
Obama's announcement on resumption of diplomatic relations also broadens the kinds of educational travel that may now be possible.
Several higher education organizations say a court decision in a negligence case stemming from a prep school study abroad case places too heavy a burden on schools and colleges to account for risks.
With conflict in Gaza ongoing, some universities with study abroad programs in Israel suspend programs while others stay the course.
Two study abroad programs evacuate amid intensifying tensions in the Crimea.
More than 150 universities sign on to initiative to double the number of Americans who study abroad. The main barriers involve cost, curriculum and culture.
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