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al and state lawmakers in key positions of influence and decisionmaking. College and university top administrators took notice of their often secluded international offices on their campuses. Many international offices were supported by higher administration with additional resources to meet the short deadlines and expanded responsibilities that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mandated for compliance of tracking and reporting international students and scholars on their campuses through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). There is now a general impression that higher education is part of the national security solution because we have a real-time government reporting mechanism for our international visitors on campus. We have become acutely aware of how competitive

the global market is for academic talent, therefore, schools now actively strategize on how to attract and retain the top students and scholars from around the world. Further, institutions of higher education have taken serious notice that our graduates will not be adequately prepared for the current work environment if student academic tenure does not provide international exposure and competency. We have learned how to educate the nation that international students and scholars are an important resource to our communities culturally, educationally, academically, and diplomatically, not to mention financially (bringing in more than $18 billion to our economy in the 2009–2010 academic year, according to NAFSA estimates).1 However, on the other side of the ledger, in the last decade the United States lost momentum for the top global higher education

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Aetna Student Health. . . . . . . . . . . .11 American University of Rome . . .42 Arizona State University (American English & Culture Program) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Association for Asian Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE) . . . .25 CEA Global Education . . . . . . . . . . 3 Center for Study Abroad (CSA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
InternatIonal educator S E P T + O C T. 11

Harbour Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 HTH Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Intercultural Communication Institute . . . . . . . .63 Korea Tourism Organization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Laureate Hospitality Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Northern Virginia Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 On Call International. . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Palace Travel, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Renaissance Insurance Agency, Inc. . . . . . . . . . .42 RMIT University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Student Success . . . . . . . . . inside front cover University of Delaware . . . . . . . . . .43 University of Technology, Sydney . . . . . . . . . . inside back cover WorldLearning/SIT . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

CEPA Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Chartis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 College Year in Athens . . . . . . . . . .63 Cuba Education Tours . . . . . . . . . 44 ELS Educational Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . back cover ETS—GRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 ETS—TOEFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Gateway WorldMed . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

market. We have regained some ground in the last few years; however, international student and scholar increases to the United States have not returned to the growth rate that it enjoyed 10 years ago. Although the United States no longer takes for granted the importance of international education exchange, it is now well known that we are not the only excellent country of choice for students from around the world. New worldwide education options and models, as well as the formations of strong educational coalitions between countries, have further increased global competition. The United States is still lacking in necessary foreign language and culture skills. After 9/11 U.S. government agencies struggled to find adequate personnel who could help us work through our problems and negotiations due to lack of the key linguistic and cultural understanding. The United States find itself still dependent upon others’ translations in conversations and interpretation of bridging cultural obstacles, as opposed to our own citizens being the bicultural, bilingual leaders. We teach our ways of thinking and language to international students and scholars, but are we still lagging in ensuring U.S. students get the same training, which would help to give us an edge on transnational communication, understanding, and diplomacy. Further, the regulatory increases through the last decade have saddled students, scholars, and institutions with complex new layers. Frequently, national, state, and local government agencies duplicate efforts in regulating nonimmigrant students and scholars causing confusion and frustration for our international visitors. For example, a nonimmigrant applicant for a state benefit such as a driver’s license must generally show proof of valid immigration status to secure the benefit. One’s valid immigration status is reflected on the non-immigrant’s I-94 card. However, some states require the submission of other documents to prove valid immigration status, which in fact do not reflect immigration status at all. Such measures restrict international students and scholars’ ability to drive or conduct regular business. Many international students and scholars have expressed

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - September/October 2011

International Educator - September/October 2011
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Building a Literate World
In Sync:  The Peace Corps and International Education
Expanding Cooperative Education Across the Globe
Education Abroad
Foreign Student Affairs
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement: A 360º View
Supplement: Making the Numbers Work
Supplement: International Recruitment and Enrollment Listings
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International Educator - September/October 2011 - In Brief
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