Reflections of COVID and Lessons Learned in International Education

Written by: Tara L. Braun Image source: NY Magazine The world of international higher education is normally a changing canvas but throw a worldwide pandemic on top of it and you have a mosaic of concerns. Internationalization has been interrupted on many U.S. campuses in the form of study abroad program cancellations and international students […]

India: Population Growth and Access to Higher Education

February 28th, 2020 It is estimated that over the next 5 years, India’s youth population will continue to increase. This means that the current education system will prove inadequate in accommodating the age group of 18-22. For this reason and those shown below, India will continue to play a dominant role as a source for […]

Colombia Grants Citizenship and Work Permits to Venezuelan Refugees

February 7th, 2020 Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Colombia has pledged to be the most educated country in Latin America by 2025. It has laid out several initiatives to achieve this goal which we covered in a blog post last year. Colombia is also facing an influx of refugees from its neighboring Venezuela. According to […]

Violent Attacks on Higher Education Globally

January 10th, 2020 The protesters inside Hong Kong Polytechnic University on Monday, photographer: Lam Yik Fei (NYT)   According to a 2019 report from Scholars at Risk (SAR), there have been “97 violent incidents involving attacks on higher education communities across 40 countries. At least 32 students, scholars, staff, campus security personnel and others died […]

International Students Enrollment Numbers Drop

November 22nd, 2019 On Monday, November 18, 2019, the Institute of International Education (IIE) released the latest 2019 Open Doors report confirming that international student enrolment in the US is steadily declining. The annual Open Doors report is compiled jointly by the IIE and the US State Department. In this week’s blog we will offer a quick […]

What is Transnational Education?

November 1st, 2019 We have been hearing the term “transnational education” used when referring to distance learning programs, teaching partnerships, off-shore campuses, and MOOCs. And we can be sure that with the global demand for higher education overpowering supply, transnational education will continue to grow and assume permanency in our lexicon. Although there are many […]

12 Quick Facts on Kenya’s Temporary Operating Licenses for Universities

September 27th, 2019 Here’s what you need to know about the proposal recommended by Kenya’s Ministry of Education eight-year limit for new universities to operate on a temporary license: 1. The proposed plan amends the University Act 2012, whereby the Ministry is suggesting that newly established universities will receive a letter of interim authority (temporary […]

8 Quick Facts about Canada’s New International Education Strategy

September 6th, 2019 If you haven’t heard, Canada has outlined a five-year CA$148 million plan to bolster its international student recruitment and study abroad. The government sees this as a valuable investment for a future work force that will have an international perspective with strong global networks and cultural savviness in new markets and regions […]

Dispatches from 2019 EducationUSA Forum, Washington, DC

August 2nd, 2018 For the uninitiated, EducationUSA is a “U.S. Department of State network of over 425 international student advising centers in 178 countries. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides […]