The Biden administration is pushing for the continued internationalisation of higher education in the US, a government official has suggested, stating that international education remains a linchpin for driving innovation and economic prosperity.
The globe's biggest challenges will require continued international partnerships, a preeminent scientist and the director of the US National Science Foundation has said at AIEA's 40th annual conference.
The number of US higher education institutions choosing to partner with education agents worldwide appears to be growing, a survey has indicated. However, respondents also identified ethical concerns with the agency model.
US authorities have threatened to "terminate" designated school officials who they claim are engaged in "wilful ignorance or a level of negligence" when placing students in OPT programs, as they announced 15 arrests as a result of work permit fraud.
Recent changes in US Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations mean that designated school officials are now required to carry out an increased range of responsibilities, proving and recording that students are undertaking OPT workplace-based training in a relevant field to their studies.