International programs

MOOCs may eye the world market, but does the world want them?

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Does the utopian vision of democratizing education have a cultural ceiling? 

Faculty study abroad leader comes under fire for decisions about student health

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A University of New Hampshire lecturer is dismissed after administrators question medical decisions she made leading a trip to Nicaragua. She says she could have used more support from the institution -- not condemnation.

Scholars discuss how to define and evaluate 'education hubs'

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As countries vow to become international centers for higher education, can educators distinguish between hype and reality? How do hubs differ?

International educators consider the challenges in integrating students from abroad

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U.S. universities are recruiting increasing numbers of students from abroad, but many worry about the students' disconnection from campus life.

Study finds increased risk of sexual assault on study abroad

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New preliminary research suggests that the risk of sexual assault for female undergraduates increases during study abroad.

Report shows growth in international enrollments, study abroad

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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.

Tensions simmer between American and international students

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Recent incidents bring to light the problem of discrimination against international students.

International educators consider the future of the field

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At European gathering of international educators, speakers ask, "Where are we headed?"

International educators discuss problem of fraud

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Fraud in international higher education is a very big business, experts at a global conference say.

Panelists debate 'lingua academia' vs. linguistic diversity

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At European gathering of international educators, the appropriate place of English-language courses in the curriculum comes under scrutiny.

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