The rate of graduation for international students “[has] a marked impact on estimated graduation rates” and can mask the actual graduation rates within a country, a recent University World News articles states, citing the findings from the recent OECD Education at a Glance report.
In a video message recorded for the 4th annual EducationUSA Forum held in Washington, DC June 26-28, Secretary of State John Kerry emphasized the importance of exchanges and the long term positive repercussions they have for the U.S. and its relationships with countries around the world.
The continued higher education dialogue between India and the U.S. has helped increase educational opportunities in India as well as people-to-people exchanges between the two countries, Secretary Kerry noted in his opening address at the 2013 Higher Education Dialogue in New Delhi earlier this week.
The number of international students will continue to rise over the next ten years as a result of a larger global higher education population and the U.S. will likely remain the top location for students seeking international higher education, a recent NAFSA: Association of International Educators article reports.
A recent blog post on U.S. News highlights four factors grad schools commonly consider when evaluating international student’s graduate school applications.
A growing number of Chinese students decide to attend community colleges in the U.S. to then transfer to four-year universities to receive their bachelor’s degree, China Daily reports.
A recent report published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) shows an increase in the number of U.S. students completing a degree abroad, most of them in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or physical and life sciences.
The level of higher education exchanges between the U.S. and Latin America has been increasing, marking a “strategic priority for the United States,” a recent blog post on the Chronicle of Higher Education website writes, noting that these exchanges are “mutually beneficial” for all nations involved.
“This exchange business is good for us and the rest of the world,” Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine told an audience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) today.
Department of State exchange programs, including the Summer Work Travel (SWT) program, were featured prominently in Sonenshine’s remarks on “bottom line diplomacy” and why public diplomacy matters:
More U.S. colleges and universities are helping finance study abroad experiences for low-income students, a trend that has increased the U.S. study abroad rate, the Chronicle of Higher Education reports.