KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For U.S. universities interested in internationalizing their campuses, China is the promised land. Almost invariably, as part of their internationalization strategies, U.S. universities have sought to develop exchange agreements, dual or joint degree options, and/or short-term study abroad programs in this country of more than a billion people. They’ve even tried to open branch campuses, albeit without much success.
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June 4, 2010
June 3, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The demands on leaders of study abroad programs can be humbling.
June 2, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Expo Hall at the 62nd annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference evokes Disney’s Epcot Center. Foreign countries have staked out territory here in America’s heartland to promote themselves as destinations for international students: Study in Japan, Malaysia, Korea; “Study in the heart of Europe!” (in Belgium). Over in Canadian country, signs prompt passers-by to “Imagine studying in” -- “Étudier en” -- British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan…. Quebec’s universities have a separate booth nearby: “A unique crossroads.”
June 1, 2010
In higher education, change rarely happens quickly. Not so when it comes to hiring overseas agencies -- paid by the college in the form of per-student commissions -- to recruit international students. Two years ago the topic was taboo, and few colleges would publicly admit to the practice, which is illegal under U.S. law when it comes to recruiting American students.
August 13, 2009
And many a drop to drink. A community college in Michigan builds a program around freshwater studies.
August 6, 2009
South Asia beckons American colleges looking for students, joint ventures and new sources of funds. But are expectations too high?
August 4, 2009
President Obama speaks at event celebrating a vast expansion of educational benefits for veterans.
August 3, 2009
Grand Canyon was the first college to call itself Christian and for-profit, Crichton will be the next -- but likely not the last.
July 29, 2009
American and British university leaders propose a mechanism for building up the "special relationship" between the two countries by jointly working in other countries, worldwide.
July 27, 2009
The financial climate is prompting many theological schools -- small, endowment-dependent institutions, many of them -- to consider mergers and other new ways of doing business.