US higher ed should grasp opportunities to rethink internationalisation, which means not sanitising study abroad and ensuring authentic connections overseas and at home. So said Leymah Gbowee, Nobel peace prize winner, to AIEA delegates.
Is college an outdated term? So said Michael Crow, renowned president of Arizona State University, who spoke to 40 US state governors at the weekend and told them how imperative it is that higher educate transforms and innovates.
The decrease in international student enrolments in the US has forced many universities to cut their budgets, but international offices maintain investment, with Study Group and others signing new deals.
Utilising the university transfer system in the US is a valuable route for international students to use to get their bachelor's degree, but is poorly understood or marketed in some overseas markets. Advocates of this route used the AIRC Conference to push the message.