Category Archives: International Education

Facebook Live: International Students Need to Feel Welcome

During a Facebook Live broadcast Thursday afternoon, EducationUSA Branch Chief Fred Boll discussed the message he wants the United States to send to students across the globe.

“The State Department and EducationUSA are focused on sending a clear and positive message to students all around the world that you are welcome in the United States. We want all qualified students to come study in the United States. We have an unparalleled diversity of institutions, opportunities…There are experiences students will have here that they will simply not get anywhere else,” Boll said.

Continue reading Facebook Live: International Students Need to Feel Welcome

Facebook Live: Join Us to Talk International Student Recruitment in the US

Interested in learning more about international student recruitment in the US?

We’ll be broadcasting via Facebook Live on Thursday, Jan. 31 with EducationUSA’s branch chief Fred Boll. Tune in at noon ET to learn more about EducationUSA resources and priorities, as well as strategies to attract qualified students to the US.

Continue reading Facebook Live: Join Us to Talk International Student Recruitment in the US

EducationUSA Resources Open Now to Public, Agents

iStock

For some colleges and universities, partnering with commissioned agents to recruit international students is part of a multifaceted admission strategy.

Though the use of agents can be controversial, EducationUSA is changing its long-standing policy and will now make EducationUSA information and resources available to the public at large, which would include agents. They will also include agents working with US higher education institutions in EducationUSA events and meetings.

Continue reading EducationUSA Resources Open Now to Public, Agents

Report: New International Student Enrollments Continue to Decline

iStock

The number of international students studying at US colleges and universities hit an all-time high of 1.09 million during the 2017-18 academic year.

But data captured in the most recent Open Doors report from the Institute of International Educational Exchange (IIE) shows that new international student enrollments continued to fall— a trend first observed three years ago.

Continue reading Report: New International Student Enrollments Continue to Decline

Celebrate #IEW2018

It’s officially International Education Week (#IEW2018), a joint initiative of the US Department of State and the US Department of Education that celebrates the benefits of international education worldwide.

At NACAC, we are celebrating this week (Nov. 12-16) by featuring stories from our members about the impact of international education, why they chose to work in international education, and what international education means to them.

View videos from our members and follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to celebrate with us this week.

Ashley Dobson is NACAC’s communications manager for content and social media. You can reach her at adobson@nacacnet.org.

Updated Guide Highlights Options for US Students Seeking Degrees Abroad

Interested in exploring educational options outside the US?

NACAC’s newly updated Guide to International University Admission features country profiles and admission advice for 13 destinations that have proven popular among US students seeking full degrees outside their home country.

Continue reading Updated Guide Highlights Options for US Students Seeking Degrees Abroad

ICYMI: NACAC Addresses Trump Travel Ban

iStock

“Extremely disappointing” are the words NACAC used to describe Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban.

In a statement released to the press, the association expressed concern that the 5-4 decision would allow for discrimination against individuals based solely on their nationality and/or religion. Three earlier iterations of the ban — which prohibited travelers from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the US — had previously been struck down by lower courts.

Continue reading ICYMI: NACAC Addresses Trump Travel Ban

New Report Highlights Changes in International Student Population

iStock

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has released its biannual SEVIS by the Numbers report comparing international student data from March 2018 to March 2017.

The report highlights a 0.8 percent increase in the number of international students with F and M visas enrolled in higher education degree programs.

Continue reading New Report Highlights Changes in International Student Population

Number of Student Visas Issued by US Drops

iStock

The number of student visas issued by the US State Department fell again this year, a decline that experts say is tied to stricter immigration policies.

In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, the US issued 393,573 student visas — representing a 17 percent decline from the year before and a 40 percent decrease from 2015.

Continue reading Number of Student Visas Issued by US Drops

New Series Offers Guidance on Commission-Based International Student Recruitment

iStock

Does your college use agents to recruit international students? A new series of resource papers from NACAC is designed to help ensure institutions remain in compliance with the association’s recently revised code of ethics.

The first paper, which examines trends in commission-based international student recruitment, was released this week.

Continue reading New Series Offers Guidance on Commission-Based International Student Recruitment