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Aug 16, 2019

Brad Farnsworth, ACE's vice president for global engagement, talks with our podcast hosts about recent trends in international student enrollment, delays in issuing student visas, global partnerships, and whether the Trump administration's policies and rhetoric are impacting international higher education. Just back from a trip to China, Farnsworth has particular insight into how these trends and policies are playing out in Beijing and for Chinese students who want to study in the United States.


Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

International Student Economic Value Tool
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

2018 Open Doors Report
Institute of International Education

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

Recommendations to institutions with Confucius Institutes in light of heightened concerns from Congress and federal national security agencies.
American Council on Education

Letters from Harvard, New Jersey colleges and universities, and Michigan colleges and universities on the growing uncertainty and anxiety around issues involving international students and scholars.

Letter to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship for the hearing on “Policy Changes and Processing Delays at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.”
American Council on Education

Internationalization Lab Program
American Council on Education

Enhancing the Quality of the International Student Experience
By Brad Farnsworth

From the introduction:

ACE, Associations Reiterate Request for Clarification of Foreign Gift Reporting Requirements


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