“Why constructive criticism of the US is not anti-American”

Here’s my latest University World News essay from 18 January 2020. (NOTE: Editor’s title.) The original working title was Nationalism Rears Its Ugly Head in the Tumultuous World of US International Education, which is descriptive but too long. 🙂 If the title or introduction below whets your appetite for more, follow this link

Closeup of grunge American flag/Mark A. Ashwill

International parents and students are neither stupid nor gullible. Among their key concerns about study in the United States are gun violence, a broken visa system, monitoring of social media information, the uncertain status of the H-1B and OPT (Optional Practical Training) programmes and the widespread perception that the US is not as open, friendly and hospitable as it once was.

Postscript: This article was reprinted on 24 January 2020 by CounterPunch.

Shalom (שלום), MAA