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Foreign Students and the U.S. Higher Education Admissions Market

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

The fact is that American colleges and universities, especially smaller ones known for personalized attention, good counseling, and strong alumni networks, are doing a miserable job at recruiting students that they would welcome and who would add tremendous value to the campus community.

An International Student's Education: What I Learned About Myself, America and the World

Rajika Bhandari | Posted 02.01.2014 | College
Rajika Bhandari

As a young graduate student from India, attending North Carolina State University was as much an education in psychology (my chosen field of study) as it was a life lesson about cultural differences in how knowledge is imparted and acquired in the United States

Jared Gilmour

U.S. Schools Educate Foreign Students But Immigration Law Extricates Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jared Gilmour | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In September, Antinea Ascione was surprised to receive a letter telling her she had 60 days to leave the U.S. The 23-year-old grew up...

There Are More Of These Students At American Colleges

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.11.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the numbe...

Confessions of a Chinese Nationalist

Zilong Wang | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Zilong Wang

Arriving in the U.S. for the first time three years ago, peers in America interacted with me based on their impression of China. That impression is usually negative and full of misunderstandings. So I promptly became a Chinese nationalist.

Foreign Students Are Being Used As 'Cash Cows'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.24.2012 | College

Universities across the pond are using foreign students as "cash cows" to plug budget gaps, claims Susan Bassnett, a former pro-vice chancellor of War...

We Need More Than Just STEM Immigrants

Erwin de Leon | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Yesterday, House GOP members tried and failed to pass legislation meant to keep the best and the brightest foreign students in the United States. At least those with doctorates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from our better universities.

Are You Smarter Than A 10th Grader? Take The Test

Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2012 Education at a Glance report released today is a trove of education indicators. B...

This Is What's Wrong With Our Immigration Policy

Ruzan Sarwar | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Ruzan Sarwar

I am a foreign national. I have spent 10 of my 25 years in this country. I have gone to secondary school, college and one of the top graduate schools in the world -- all in the United States. I am NOT illegal. I am an international student. I am soon heading back to Bangladesh -- but not because that was my first choice.

State Dept. Drops Plan To Protect Foreign Exchange Students Despite Abuse Allegations

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and MITCH WEISS | Posted 05.14.2012 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — Despite dozens of allegations of neglect and sexual abuse over the years, the U.S. State Department abandoned a plan to require...

The Chinese Are Coming: Another Perspective

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Brian D. Cohen

Much has been written lately about the recent influx of Chinese students to U.S. colleges, universities, and boarding schools. Both a recent Bloomber...

Bennet Introduces Visa Reform Bill

Posted 12.13.2011 | Denver

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today unveiled a bill to create a new green card category for foreign students pursuing advanced degrees in science, techn...

Dave Jamieson

Hershey Controversy Highlights Troubled Visa Program, Widespread Subcontracting

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A group of experts on labor and international law assembled in Hershey, Pa., on Friday to investigate claims from foreign students that ...

Dave Jamieson

Student Guestworkers Allege Exploitative Conditions At Hershey Plant

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Three Pennsylvania labor leaders were detained by police Wednesday during a protest of working conditions for foreign students at a Hers...

Foreign Student Crackdown Will Cost The British Economy £2.4 Billion

The Guardian | Alan Travis | Posted 08.13.2011 | College

The government's drive to cut the number of overseas students coming to Britain will cost the country £2.4bn more than it saves, according to Home Of...

Foreign Students In U.S. Forced To Work In Strip Clubs, Eat On Floor

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR, MITCH WEISS and MIKE BAKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Lured by unsupervised, third-party brokers with promises of steady jobs and a chance to sightsee, some foreign college stud...

Scholarship Slavery: Does St. John's 'Dean of Mean' Represent a New Face of Human Trafficking?

Louis Klarevas | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Louis Klarevas

The despicable practice of human trafficking is certain to continue unless we do a better job of raising awareness and informing victims -- especially foreigners who might be too scared to speak up otherwise -- of the protections available to them.

Foreign Students Flocking To US Colleges In Record Numbers After Post-9/11 Lull

ABC News | HOWARD LAFRANCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After being scared off in the post-9/11 years by tightened visa restrictions and America's soured image, foreign students are flocking back to the Uni...