Foreign Students in U.S.

Survey finds increases in international enrollments, study abroad

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Annual "Open Doors" survey finds a 7.2 percent increase in international students at U.S. colleges and a 3.4 percent increase in American study abroad participation.

George Mason turns to corporate partner to grow international enrollments and programs

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George Mason developed a pathway program for international students on its own but, in search of higher enrollments, now plans to join forces with a corporate partner. 

Admissions association lifts ban on commissioned agents in international recruiting

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Association of admissions officers lifts its ban on the use of commissioned agents in international student recruitment.

NACAC panel would allow, but discourage, use of commission-based agents

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Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.

Wake Forest to deliver preparatory curriculum at Chinese high schools

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Wake Forest will be working with Chinese high schools to prepare students for U.S.-style curriculum and will send their video portfolios directly to the colleges they apply to. Is this a money-maker or a much-needed service (or both)?

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.

Conditional admission and pathway programs proliferate

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Eager to increase their international enrollments, colleges create more conditional admission and pathway options for students lacking in English language proficiency. The challenge: uphold minimum standards while expanding access.

At Southern Utah, concerns about the intensive English program come to light

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A former instructor at Southern Utah University's intensive English program raises concerns about the prevalence of plagiarism and low standards for students and instructors.

Seeking additional credible information about Chinese applicants, colleges use video interviews

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Facing the problem of fraud, colleges turn to video interviewing services to gain additional information about their Chinese applicants.

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.

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