The US education sector celebrated international students, international education sector and exchange this week during International Education Week, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying that nurturing a vibrant international student community is a "foreign policy imperative".
Leaders of Fulbright's Austrian-American Educational Commission have issued a call to arms to oppose an "unprecedented and gigantic" USD$30 million cut to the Fulbright Program in the Obama administration's Federal Budget Proposal.
With prosperity eluding the majority in Palestine, overseas study remains a luxury available to the very few. Demand is there, however, and foreign schools keen to boost diversity are starting to visit. Daniel Thomas explores the barriers facing a student market that could one day blossom.