Foreign Students in U.S.

Reports that Trump administration is considering limits on visas for Chinese citizens cause concern

News reports that the Trump administration is considering restrictions on visas for Chinese citizens raise concerns about potentially “devastating” impact on American colleges and U.S. competitiveness.

FBI director testifies on Chinese students and intelligence threats

FBI director Christopher Wray tells Senate panel that American academe is naïve about the intelligence risks posed by Chinese students and scholars. Some worry his testimony risks tarring a big group of students as a security threat.

A year later the Trump administration's travel restrictions -- opposed by many in higher ed -- are having an impact

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Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

NSF report documents declines in international enrollments after years of growth

NSF report shows 2.2 percent drop in undergraduate and 5.5 percent drop in graduate international enrollment.

Scholars and politicians raise concerns about the Chinese government's influence over international academe

Scholars and political leaders describe increasing concerns about Chinese government influence over teaching and research in the U.S. and Australia.

New book considers pedagogical implications of influx of Chinese students into U.S. higher ed

New book looks at “who changes, how much and into what” with influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities and at the underground learning networks students cultivate.

U.S. universities report declines in enrollments of new international students; study abroad participation increases

Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

Abroad and online -- beyond Title IX’s reach?

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Ruling in high-profile sexual harassment case suggests that foreign students in online courses have no recourse under Title IX.

Surveys document declines in international student yield rates

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At undergraduate level, Southern institutions appear to be having a tougher time attracting students from outside the U.S. Nearly half of graduate deans see declines at the master’s level, and 31 percent at the Ph.D. level.

Supreme Court partially reinstates Trump’s travel ban

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Court agrees to hear case, reinstates ban except for foreign nationals -- including admitted students -- “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.”

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