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fuel fear of unfamiliar places and people, requiring calculated
responses to a growing list of real and perceived threats. This will
lead campus leaders to pursue partnerships with companies offering around-the-clock global monitoring and response services to
international travelers.
Increased partnerships between academic institutions and
for-profit service providers. Having been affected by the recent
decline in international enrollment, administrators are likely
to prefer strategies that maintain or increase their capacity for
recruitment while limiting institutional exposure to financial
risk. This will spur an increased number of partnerships between
academic institutions and for-profit entities, such as agents and
pathway providers, that are willing to take on risks in exchange for
a share of the revenue. The challenge for administrators will not
be in locating potential partners but rather vetting suitors.
Fewer but larger players in the recruitment field. Many academic institutions were impacted by the recent decline in international enrollment, but few will close their doors. The same can't
be said for private companies and nonprofit organizations whose
business models are built around the flow of students. Thus, 2018
will likely be a year in which we will see a higher rate of closures,
acquisitions, and mergers of for-profit and nonprofit international
education organizations.
Increase in transnational education programs. If international
students don't come to campus, then an increasing number of
institutions will find ways to offer their programs abroad. Methods
of delivery may range from distance education and cooperative
teaching partnerships with foreign institutions to stand-alone
academic centers and branch campuses. While models of transnational education tend to be more popular with institutions in
Australia and the United Kingdom, U.S. administrators looking to
quickly return their international enrollment to prior levels may
feel compelled to enter this arena as well. Lack of experience in
this area will create new opportunities for international education
consultants and increase the profession's emphasis on developing the knowledge base around global operations, a term used to
describe the hiring, financial, and other business needs of internationally engaged academic institutions.
Nationalist rhetoric is here to stay through 2018, but nationalists can expect greater pushback. We've already seen this
occur in the United Kingdom, after a study by the Office of

National Statistics revealed that the government grossly overestimated the number of international students who overstay their
visas. We also saw mass demonstrations in the United States in
response to the "Muslim travel ban" and rescission of DACA. As
recent surveys found that more than 75 percent of U.S. colleges
failed to meet their fall 2017 enrollment targets by May 1 and
nearly a quarter of U.S. colleges experienced declines in international enrollment, expect academic administrators, businesses
leaders, and export officers to increase pressure on state officials
to block nationalist policies that could further damage their states'
economies.
Exchange rates and pricing will be key. As the strength of the
U.S. dollar continues to grow against certain currencies, access to
U.S. higher education will drift out of reach for greater numbers
of students. This could lead to further reductions in new enrollment and an increase in student transfers to less costly institutions
and/or host countries. Therefore, we will see an uptick in tuition
discounting as administrators recognize that discounts are preferable to empty seats.
2018 has all of the ingredients to be another difficult year, but
international educators should not despair. Rather, we should
embrace these challenging times as evidence for why international
and intercultural education is needed now more than ever. n
DAVID L. DI MARIA is associate vice provost for international education
at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - January/February 2018

From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Malaysia
Quick Questions
Feature: Recruiting Farther Upstream: U.S. Institutions Are Exploring New Opportunities Among International High School Students
Feature: CASE STUDY: The Business of Global Engagement
Feature: Middle Class Rising: As the Number of Families with Discretionary Income Grows, So Do Prospects for More International Students
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
Feature: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Results
Advertiser Listings & Index
International Educator - January/February 2018 - BB1
International Educator - January/February 2018 - BB2
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Cover1
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 1
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 2
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 4
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - 6
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Frontlines
International Educator - January/February 2018 - In Brief
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 11
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 12
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 13
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Global Spotlight: Malaysia
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 15
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Quick Questions
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 17
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: Recruiting Farther Upstream: U.S. Institutions Are Exploring New Opportunities Among International High School Students
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 19
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 20
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 21
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: CASE STUDY: The Business of Global Engagement
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - 24
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 25
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: Middle Class Rising: As the Number of Families with Discretionary Income Grows, So Do Prospects for More International Students
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 27
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 28
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 29
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Education Abroad
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 31
International Educator - January/February 2018 - International Student Affairs
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 33
International Educator - January/February 2018 - International Enrollment
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 35
International Educator - January/February 2018 - International Education Leadership
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 37
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Forum
International Educator - January/February 2018 - 39
International Educator - January/February 2018 - In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2018 - Cover4
International Educator - January/February 2018 - SCover1
International Educator - January/February 2018 - SCover2
International Educator - January/February 2018 - S3
International Educator - January/February 2018 - Feature: Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Results
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