Foreign Students in U.S.

Calling on Consulates, Just $2.50 a Minute

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While U.S. says it worries about attracting foreign students, it angers many by charging those who call seeking information and interviews.

Paying for Exclusivity

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One university's unconventional approach to outsourcing international student recruitment and services -- involving multi-million dollar payment from a corporate provider -- raises questions.

A Bookended Approach to Attracting Chinese Students

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1+2+1 dual degrees, in which students start and finish at a Chinese university with two years at an American college in between, are becoming more popular.

International Admits and Applicants Up, But Not As Much

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Survey spotlights increased competition for U.S. graduate schools, which are increasingly creating degree programs with institutions abroad.

In Canada, a Bid to Retain Top Talent From Abroad

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Changes in immigration policies seek to attract and retain more foreign students, who are increasingly a hot commodity the world over.

New Challenge to TOEFL

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Pearson creates test of English for foreign students in which institutions will receive not only score reports, but recordings of test takers.

International Student Growth Still Slowing

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Survey of graduate schools finds that international student population is still increasing, but not as rapidly.

Record Year* for Foreign Student Enrollment

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International numbers up 7 percent, but reported increase is fueled largely by big gains in non-degree and training programs, and more accurate counting. Study abroad keeps growing.

U. of Michigan Is Latest TOEFL Challenger

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The competition to test foreign students on their knowledge of English continues to heat up.

'Accreditation Lite' for International Recruiting Agents

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In the realm of international student recruiting, “A lot of agents will just send out blanket e-mails to universities saying, ‘Oh, I would like to be your representative,’ ” says Sabine Klahr, director of international programs at Boise State University. “We don’t answer those e-mails typically."

“There are no standards at this point,” Klahr explains. “You could work with agents throughout the world who are not" -- she pauses, searching for the right word -- "they are not reputable business people, essentially. How do you know that you can trust them?”

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