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July 21, 2022

Why America Is Losing International Students

American higher education has long prided itself on being a brilliant beacon, attracting generations of students from around the globe. They come for education and for […]
June 9, 2022

Drop in Spring-2022 Enrollment Is Worse Than Expected

New data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center provide a final tally on enrollment for the spring of 2022 — and reveal a persistent trend: College […]
May 3, 2022

Its Finances Dire, This Arkansas University Will Lay Off 44 Tenured Faculty Members

A public four-year college in Arkansas plans to cut 25 degree programs and lay off 67 faculty members, 44 of them tenured, to help stabilize its […]
April 28, 2022

Federal judge rules UNT can’t charge out-of-state students more tuition than undocumented students

A federal judge has ruled that the University of North Texas can’t charge out-of-state American students higher tuition than undocumented Texans who qualify for lower in-state […]
April 4, 2022

Oberlin’s Aid to Student Protesters Led to a $32-Million Judgment. The College Appealed, and Lost.

An Ohio appeals court on Thursday upheld a 2019 ruling where Oberlin College must pay nearly $32 million in response to a lawsuit, filed by the owners of […]
February 5, 2022

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December 30, 2021

Omicron Reset: More Colleges Hit Pause Or Remote For Next Semester

With the omicron variant spreading at record speed, accounting for 73% of new U.S. Covid-19 infections for the week ending December 18, more colleges and universities are making […]
December 24, 2021

Biden to lift travel restrictions on southern African countries that were put in place due to Omicron

Washington(CNN)The Biden administration is lifting restrictions on eight southern African countries that were put in place last month after the Omicron variant was first identified in South Africa, […]
November 25, 2021

2 Trustees at a Small College Resigned Over Diversity Concerns. Some on the Campus Want Answers.

The resignation of two trustees in recent weeks has roiled a small Iowa college where students and alumni are raising questions about how much its leaders […]
October 30, 2021

What’s a College Degree Worth?

Higher education’s data crunchers have increasingly been training their sights on the postgraduation career path. It’s an often-unpredictable trajectory shaped by students’ aspirations, talents, and backgrounds, […]
October 5, 2021

During pandemic, number of high school seniors taking key step toward enrolling in college plummets

In a troubling sign of the pandemic’s impact on students’ plans for higher education, a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows less than half the state’s public […]
September 12, 2021

Amazon will pay college tuition for most of its 750k workers

Story at a glance Amazon announced Thursday that it will offer full college tuition payments for its 750,000 hourly employees in the U.S beginning in January. […]
September 5, 2021

Foreign Students Begin U.S. College Deferrals as Delta Spreads

With the delta variant of Covid-19 spreading across the U.S., some colleges are seeing a pickup in deferrals from international students as the worsening public-health situation […]
September 3, 2021

UK: charter flight from China sells out in 30 minutes

An international education organisation that is chartering flights from Hong Kong to the UK has reported high demand from Chinese students trying to reach university campuses, […]
September 1, 2021

Thousands of American University of Afghanistan students and graduates were left behind

(CNN)For the past 15 years, Leslie Schweitzer has helped support the American University of Afghanistan, from literally the ground up. As a board member of the […]
August 25, 2021

Foreign Students Begin U.S. College Deferrals as Delta Spreads

With the delta variant of Covid-19 spreading across the U.S., some colleges are seeing a pickup in deferrals from international students as the worsening public-health situation […]
August 24, 2021

Colleges Say Some Vaccinated Foreign Students Will Need American COVID Jabs Too

More than 500 colleges and universities in the United States will require students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning the fall semester, but a patchwork […]
August 19, 2021

Exclusive: U.S. developing plan to require foreign visitors to be vaccinated, official says

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The Biden administration is developing a plan to require nearly all foreign visitors to the United States to be fully vaccinated […]
August 16, 2021

4 big benefits of expanding college access with dual enrollment

Even before the pandemic, higher education institutions were being confronted with existential challenges, like declining enrollment and persistent questions around the value of a college degree. […]
August 10, 2021

Universities not returning to face-to-face teaching should not charge full fees, education secretary Gavin Williamson says

Universities that do not return to face-to-face teaching this coming academic year should not be charging full fees, the education secretary has told Sky News. Speaking […]
June 26, 2021

Temporary Presidents, Long-Term Benefits

The changing of the guard in higher education often follows a familiar process: after a college or university president steps down, an interim president takes their […]
June 22, 2021

Do Colleges Need a Foreign Policy?

When Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration announced plans for a dual-degree program with Peking University, in China, earlier this year, many professors opposed it with […]
June 19, 2021

Hunt Is On for High-School Graduates Who Left the College Path

Hundreds of thousands of students who graduated from high school last spring veered off the path to higher education, diverted by the pandemic. Now high schools and colleges […]
June 17, 2021

Student recruitment innovators debate digital disruption

The role of technology and its potential to disrupt in the student recruitment space was debated by titans of innovation – with new breed edtech edupreneurs […]
June 12, 2021

International enrolments in US ELT fell by 50% in 2020

International enrolment in Intensive English Programmes (IEPs) in the US fell by 50% in 2020 compared with 2019, and student weeks by 51%, according to the […]
June 11, 2021

Colleges hope to bring more international students to campus this fall

Dive Brief: Most international students studied in-person this spring at more than half of 414 colleges and universities surveyed by the Institute of International Education.  Applications from […]
June 6, 2021

Kings announces Southern Oregon partnership

Kings Education has announced a pathway partnership with Southern Oregon University in the US to support international students on campus, as well as work with the institution to recruit international […]
June 4, 2021

US boarding schools benefitting from the “bubble effect” for the coming school year

K-12 boarding schools in the US are projecting a relatively stable enrolment outlook for the 2021/22 school year, even as they look ahead to a more […]
June 2, 2021

Scottish unis should “diversify” income streams, says gov’t report

Universities in Scotland should diversify income streams away from “potentially volatile international student fees” as they try to fill funding gaps, a report from the House of […]
June 1, 2021

Are Special Envoys All That Special Anymore?

When life gives you lemons, appoint a special envoy to coordinate a whole-of-government approach to spearhead efforts to enact policies to advance your administration’s agenda of […]
May 31, 2021

International recruitment agents can build back better

While grossly uneven, the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines is ushering in a new chapter in the pandemic in terms of global student mobility. Many students, and university […]
May 26, 2021

Survey suggests US higher education will bounce back in 2022

Funding is top of mind for prospective international students when selecting higher education courses in the US while access to admissions departments at institutions is “pivotal”, research carried […]
May 26, 2021

‘Brand Scotland’ paying off as unis look to opportunities in India

‘Brand Scotland’ is resonating well with prospective international students, and higher education institutions across Scotland continue to be “cautiously optimistic” about the upcoming intake in autumn 2021. […]
May 19, 2021

Restarting Study Abroad

Few sectors of higher ed have been hit as hard by the pandemic as study abroad. The rapid spread of COVID-19 in spring 2020 forced colleges […]
April 26, 2021

Nearly 200 colleges have openings for fall, but more are likely: NACAC

Dive Brief: Almost 200 colleges, including several outside the U.S., have so far told the National Association for College Admission Counseling that they have open slots […]
April 26, 2021

From admissions to teaching to grading, AI is infiltrating higher education

Students newly accepted by colleges and universities this spring are being deluged by emails and texts in the hope that they will put down their deposits […]
April 25, 2021

UK higher ed responds to India red list and student exemption

Stakeholders have weighed in on India being added the UK’s red list for travel, and are cautiously hopeful that the quarantine requirements and restrictions will not take too […]
April 23, 2021

Chinese students head to Singapore in search of US visas

Chinese students planning study in the US are facing extreme difficulty in obtaining visa appointments at US embassies in the country, which is leading some to […]
April 22, 2021

Concerns rise on US visa processing with many consulates in hiatus

Large numbers of US consulates around the world are not processing visas, leading to serious concerns from stakeholders that international students won’t be able to reach […]
April 9, 2021

Tech targets international school engagement as counsellor role evolves

Higher education providers looking to enrol students from international schools must recognise a change in demand as the counsellor landscape further professionalises, delegates heard at the […]
April 1, 2021

UKCISA and BUILA launch sector-wide agent quality framework

A new report has proposed the creation of a UK-wide quality framework that will ensure the higher education sector can strengthen its relationship with education agents and position […]
March 31, 2021

Oregon bill would allow 2- and 4-year public college mergers

Dive Brief: Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow the state’s community colleges to merge with its four-year public higher education institutions. A community college and […]
March 26, 2021

Prestigious US institutions see more int’l applications in 2020/21 – report

US institutions with “pre-existing global brand recognition” may have seen an uptick in applications in the 2020/21 cycle, but lesser-known US institutions need to prepare for a more […]
March 23, 2021

Student-Visa Records Show Enrollments by Foreign Students Tumbled 18% In 2020

The pandemic and a flurry of immigration-related directives from the Trump administration devastated international-student enrollments at U.S. schools in 2020, and the full extent of their […]
March 20, 2021

Why we believe in a 40% increase in revenue and undergraduate students coming to USA

Despite dramatic decreases in both revenue and numbers of undergraduate students in US colleges and universities over the past few years, we believe the numbers will return to previous years’ records, plus a […]
March 18, 2021

US: visa processing backlog for Chinese students

Thousands of Chinese students may not be able to travel to the US this fall because of visa processing issues, according to members of a NAFSA Member […]
March 8, 2021

Pivoting to podcasts: An ad agency builds scalable success producing local newspaper podcasts

Nine months ago the BG Ad Group in Marietta, Georgia approached a metro Atlanta newspaper with an idea to increase non-traditional revenue, digital downloads, and hyperlocal […]
February 14, 2021

World’s Best Study Destinations for International Students in 2021, Ranked by CEOWORLD

The United States has ranked as the best study destination globally for international students, according to a survey assembled by the CEOWORLD magazine, which is the […]
February 10, 2021

N.J. makes ‘free’ community college program permanent as Murphy signs law

A program that offers thousands of low- and moderate-income students in New Jersey the opportunity to get a tuition-free education at the state’s community colleges is now permanent […]
February 10, 2021

Spain: int’l students generate €3.8bn annually

The enrolment of international students in Spain generates €3.8 billion annually, and for every euro students spend on academic programs, they spend an additional €1.27 on […]
Robert Rosen (1957 - 2022)
Friend, Frequent contributor to GSRA and prolific writer and marketer. Robert, you will be missed by all who knew you and your work.
Rest In Peace, Robert
October 21, 1957 - July 30, 2022
Memorial services pending in October at Kenosha, Wisconsin.