International Student Numbers Decline, Inside Higher Education, 1/22/18

I’ve been hearing about a number of graduate programs that are seeing lower enrollments from internationals, including where I teach at George Mason University. The National Science Foundation is reporting a decline of both graduate and undergraduate international student populations during 2016-2017.  Is this the “Trump effect”?  Elizabeth Redden of Inside Higher Education writes about this in a piece published 1/22/18.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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