Harvard University joins voices of disapproval and concern as it warns it will do all it can to ensure international students can continue their studies without fear of being forced to leave the country.
The number of US institutions using education agencies to recruit undergraduate and graduate students has more than doubled in the past five years, according to a survey from the American Council on Education.
The US should adopt a “comprehensive national policy” to pursue an internationalisation agenda says the American Council on Education in a new report, which also underlines the value of federal funding in launching global education initiatives.
Many presidents are committed to internationalisation and understand that their institutions will not be vital in this part of the 21st century if they don’t think about how they position themselves internationally.
The US Department of Education has released its first ever “fully articulated” international education strategy in a bid to build a more globally savvy country. However, some educators argue it lacks detail, firm policy commitments, and funding to mitigate a 40% cut to spending on international programmes in 2011.