Foreign Students in U.S.

Association formed to bring standards to agency-based international recruitment looks ahead


Using commission-based agents in international recruitment has gone from unmentionable to mainstream. At 5th annual conference, a group formed to bring standards to the practice reflects on where it has been and where it's going.

British Council report argues for 'new status quo' in Indian student mobility

A British Council report on trends in Indian student mobility finds increased interest in Canada and Germany, declining interest in the U.S. and U.K., and rapid expansion of India's own higher education system.

International grad enrollment is up, largely due to Indian students

First-time international graduate enrollment is up 10 percent, largely due to students from India.

Survey finds lack of transparency in agent relationships

Survey finds that just 13 percent of international applicants who used education agents knew whether they earned commissions from colleges.


Admissions officials discuss pending vote on use of commissioned agents in international recruiting

At annual National Association for College Admission Counseling meeting, members discuss a pending vote to permit the use of commissioned agents in international student recruiting.

Colleges fear international students are purchasing inadequate health plans on private market

College officials raise concerns about the private international student health insurance market, where there are plans that exclude coverage for chemotherapy or only pay up to $3,000 for surgery.

Brazil's scientific mobility scholarship program keeps growing

More than 4,000 Brazilian undergraduates will be on U.S. campuses this fall on government scholarships.

Despite slowdown in applications, growth in admission offers to international grad students

A Council of Graduate Schools survey finds that initial offers of admission to international students grew by 9 percent this year, despite a slowdown in the growth of applications and a drop in interest from China. 

British universities consider policies for foreign students who hire translators


Many British universities lack policies on what kind of help foreign students can receive.

New report shows dependence of U.S. graduate programs on foreign students.

New report provides breakdown on international enrollments by discipline and institution, showing that there are graduate STEM programs in which more than 90 percent of students are from outside the U.S.


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