The Trump administration’s new National Security Strategy will consider restricting potential international students who wish to study STEM subjects in the US in order to prevent technology transfer and intellectual property theft.
There is now even more evidence that study abroad has an impact on employability after graduation, according to a report released by IIE at their Generation Study Abroad summit in Washington DC, with 11 out of 15 "21st century workplace skills" gained via an experience overseas.
The Trump administration is reportedly floating cuts to the J-1 visa route that may see reductions in the number of people from overseas coming to the US for seasonal work and exchanges. This includes the summer work travel program and the au pair program.
The latest Soft Power 30 rankings have shown France’s ascent to the leading position knocking the US down to the third slot and reflecting a global preference for outward looking, business-friendly politics. The UK retained its second place position, but not without its global reputation taking a hit after the Brexit vote.