Winners of the Institute of International Education's Heiskell Awards recently shared best practices to increase outbound numbers, integrate international students and extend study abroad access to underrepresented student groups.
The US Department of State has hosted its first ever virtual study abroad fair with IIE and CollegeWeekLive, an online platform which provides video conferencing facilities and resources for prospective students.
According to the Institute of International Education the number of international students in the US has grown by an impressive 8% to reach an all-time high of 886,052 in 2013. Big gains were seen in enrolments from China and Saudi Arabia while an increase in Indian numbers has reversed a three-year decline.
An analysis by The Brookings Institution of the economies of 118 metro areas in the USA has revealed that foreign students are vital players in connecting cities with economies around the world and contributed US$21.8bn in tuition and US$12.8bn in living costs from 2008-2012.
The number of diploma seeking foreign secondary students in the US has more than tripled in the last decade and a report commissioned by the Institute of International Education shows more students have clear ambitions to be more competitive in higher education application pools.