“Foreign student numbers should be cut, say Australians”

A national survey, commissioned by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), unexpectedly revealed the growing public antagonism to the international visitors. So much so that a majority of people now believe the government should call a halt to any increase in their numbers. I wonder when we'll hear this from the MAGA crowd and … Continue reading “Foreign student numbers should be cut, say Australians”

US Government Form Letter Generates Excitement Among Colleagues. Say What?

A couple of colleagues shared this letter by Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US State Department, on social media.  It was sent to participants in a small international student recruitment conference in early December in the US.    I'm not sure what they were so excited about.  As … Continue reading US Government Form Letter Generates Excitement Among Colleagues. Say What?

“International Students Are Key To Continued American Economic Leadership”

The story has been told time and time again. As of two years ago, approximately half of U.S. private companies valued at $1 billion or more (so-called “unicorns”) had founders who came to the U.S. as international students. Yes, it's true and I agree 100% BUT my guess is that this and similar arguments fall … Continue reading “International Students Are Key To Continued American Economic Leadership”

“The turn to nativism hinders international education”

What the United States desperately needs is more patriots and global citizens (the two are not mutually exclusive) and fewer nationalists. The golden question is how to transform the latter into the former. Can this be accomplished through education and training, or are there other factors at play that make this impossible? Here's my latest … Continue reading “The turn to nativism hinders international education”