First-time international enrollment growth at US universities held steady in 2016, up 5% for the second year in a row. However, the growth rate of international graduate applications is slowing as interest from key source markets drops, spurring the Council of Graduate Schools to warn universities to not take continuing growth for granted in the current policy environment. The.. read more →

A few weeks ago, Abhishek Goyal was feeling pretty good about being an international student. Twenty-two years old, Goyal is from India and getting a master’s degree in construction management at New York University. Back home, he said, his career plans would be decided for him by his parents or society. “Everybody wants to you to be a.. read more →

Studying abroad might not have crossed the mind of many students because they think it’s expensive. However, it must come as a surprise that a lot of cities in other parts of the world are actually cheaper than most cities in the United States. A report compared the cost of living, tuition, and housing of.. read more →

Italy is one of the top vacation destinations in the world. The whole country is an outdoor museum, steeped in ancient history and customs. The food and weather are world-renowned. Even spoken Italian has a musical rhythm to it. One would think moving to Italy would be la dolce vita, or “living the sweet life”. However, living in.. read more →

According to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time during the 2015-16 academic.. read more →

Health equity for underserved Latino and immigrant populations will be broadened at the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden, which has received a $600,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language office to strengthen Spanish language skills among students and faculty.The grant will allow the Rutgers University-Camden nursing school to enhance its Learning.. read more →

The Council on International Educational Exchange has pledged to fund 10,000 passports for students who apply at “Passport Caravan” events it’s holding at campuses across the country. To date, CIEE’s president and CEO, James P. Pellow, said the Passport Caravan project has issued 2,800 passports, 367 of which were funded by colleges that matched CIEE’s.. read more →

Many students who have access to international experiences during higher education don’t realise their value until after they have graduated, according to a recent survey. Study abroad, overseas internships, language courses and intercultural exchanges are all overlooked by students during their studies, it found. But in the survey of more than 1,000 graduates, commissioned by Kaplan, three-quarters said.. read more →

EdWeek August 11, 2016 In my experience, high school students who choose to learn a foreign language and study abroad share a radiant, inherent, and tangible interest in other people’s lives and cultures, as well as a desire to connect with them in the most personal and basic of ways, namely through verbal communication and.. read more →

Study abroad programs to get a boost through MOOC The State Department is helping colleges expand their study abroad programs through MOOCs, or “massive open online courses”. The agency, along with Arizona State University, a pioneer in the field, is using MOOCs to help university faculty and administrators expand and diversify their study abroad programs, bring.. read more →