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Visa Denials Disproportionately Affect African Students

International students from African nations and the Global South are much more likely to have their visas rejected, according to...
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‘The UN of Higher Ed’ Returns to a Changed World

A mix of optimism and anxiety defined this year’s NAFSA conference, three years after the COVID-19 pandemic upended international higher ed.

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A Recruitment Partnership Falls Apart

A public-private venture for international student recruitment ended in lawsuits filed by both sides. It’s not the first such collaboration to come undone in recent years.

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Is Gun Violence Scaring Off International Students?

Campus shootings have become a major concern for those from abroad, particularly Asia. For many, a U.S. education is still worth the risk—but experts say each incident makes recruitment harder.

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Who Are the International Applicants?

New study by the Common Application reveals that many of them are wealthier than other students.

Intensive English Could Disappear Further

Pitt plans to shut down its decades-old English Language Institute this summer. A department chair is trying to save it.

A New Mind-Set for Recruiting Chinese Students

With pandemic lockdowns straining family budgets, it’s time for colleges to adopt a more inclusive strategy for recruiting and admitting Chinese students, Xiaofeng Wan writes.

A Sting Operation, a Sham University and a Settlement

The federal government agrees to undo adverse immigration actions taken against foreign nationals who enrolled in the fake University of Northern New Jersey, established as part of a sting operation.