At the February IIE Summit 2019, Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), US State Department, told her audience that international education is the #1 priority for ECA. Her deputy, Caroline Casagrande, confirmed that “additional resources” have been obtained to promote outbound and inbound study abroad. What "additional resources," I wonder? In terms of … Continue reading “International education ‘number one priority’ for US bureau”
While the US president lurches from one shit storm to the next, his mouth a fount of filth and lies, his mind a roiling cauldron of chaos, and The White House in a perennial state of (crazy) crisis, there are some nameless yet busy little beavers working in the trenches of the vast federal bureaucracy … Continue reading Water Torture, DC-Style
The Trump administration recently proposed (yet another) new rule related to nonimmigrant, including student, visas. This one, if approved, will establish a maximum period of authorized stay for international students and other holders of certain nonimmigrant visas. Why? Is there something broken that needs to be fixed? Are the overstay rates breaking new records? Do … Continue reading US Visa Overstays: Is the Sky Falling?