Foreign Students in U.S.

International students recruited by agents less prepared for college

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New research suggests that students recruited through agents are likely to be less well-prepared for college.

Evaluation of foreign students' credentials may be getting short shrift

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In international education, has emphasis on recruiting overshadowed old-fashioned credential evaluation?

New study finds many foreign students lack American friends

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Study finds that nearly 40% of foreign students report having no close American friends. Those who study in the South have more American friends.

Four countries issue new standards for recruiting agents

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Australia, Britain, Ireland and New Zealand issue joint statement on recruiting international students, backing system that remains controversial in the U.S.

North Dakota and New York stories raise questions about ensuring international quality

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Stories about colleges in New York and North Dakota highlight the lack of independent authority overseeing the quality of universities’ efforts abroad.

Council of Graduate Schools survey shows continuing increase in international student applications

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Council of Graduate Schools survey shows 2 percent rise in international student applications, with more interest from India but drops in applications from China and for business degrees. Survey includes a first breakdown of applications by degree level.

WikiLeaks memo sheds new light on 2012 cheating scandal involving Saudi students

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Saudi Arabian students are snared in a grade-change scandal at Montana Tech that became a diplomatic incident.

Senator's letter provides insight into possible changes to expand postgraduation work program for international students

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A senator's letter provides insight into possible changes planned for the optional practical training program that allows international students to work in the U.S. postgraduation.

Survey asks citizens of rural Midwestern town about perceptions of international students

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Results from a survey of community members' perceptions of international students in a rural Midwestern town suggest there's plenty of room for improvement.

UMass Amherst reverses policy barring admission to Iranian students in certain fields

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UMass, after consulting with State Department, reverses policy that would have prohibited Iranian students from enrolling in certain programs.

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