International Educator - November/December 2016 - 4

INbrief

I N T E R N AT I O N A L E D U C AT I O N N E W S , V I E W S & I N S I G H T S

Making the Case
for Immigration Reform

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The Importance of International
Research Experiences for
Graduate Students

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recent report from the Council on Graduate Studies
(CGS) explores the impact of international research
experiences on graduate students.
The report, titled Evaluating International Research Experiences for Graduate Students, outlines the findings of a
one-day workshop that took place in February 2016 to examine the current state of knowledge regarding assessment
of international research experiences.
The workshop was convened by CGS along with the
National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Graduate
Education (DGE), the NSF Office of International Science
and Engineering, and the North American Office of the
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG).
As CGS President Suzanne Ortega noted, "While additional research and data collection is needed, international
research experiences for graduate students provide unique
professional development opportunities and have value in
an increasingly global economy."
Brian Mitchell, CGS/NSF dean-in-residence and coproject leader, said that the meeting generated a lot of
discussion in the assessment community on how best to
evaluate international research experiences. "I hope the report recommendations will motivate funding agencies and
international exchange organizations to look more carefully
at the long-term benefits their international activities provide
to participants," Mitchell said.
To read the final proceedings report, visit http://cgsnet.
org/2016-cgsnsf-workshop-evaluating-international-research-experiences-graduate-students.

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new initiative launched by the Partnership for a New Economy is
making the economic case for comprehensive immigration reform.
The Reason for Reform Campaign unites mayors and business
leaders who support immigration reforms that help create jobs.
NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene Johnson applauded
the creation of the campaign. In a statement, she said: "NAFSA has long
advocated for creating a comprehensive visa and immigration process
that both serves our needs and reflects our nation's values. We are a
nation that prides itself on welcoming immigrants and recognizing the
many contributions they make on campuses and workplaces nationwide.
International students, in particular, are critical to the strength and well-being
of communities across the entire United States, bringing billions of dollars
and thousands of jobs to the American economy, along with immeasurable
contributions to science, innovation and more beyond the classroom."
She noted that the nearly 1 million international students studying at U.S.
colleges and universities contributed $30.5 billion and supported more than
373,000 jobs in the U.S. economy during the 2014-2015 academic year. The
Reason for Reform Campaign in its materials highlights data from NAFSA's
International Student Economic Value Tool for each state.
"As a nation of immigrants, it goes against the values upon which the
United States was founded to shut our doors to future or current immigrants.
NAFSA supports the efforts of Reason for Reform and will continue to
advocate, to lend our voice and to work with diverse groups such as this who
are striving to make our immigration system fairer and our country more
prosperous and secure."
NAFSA's International Student Economic Value Tool is available on the
web at www.nafsa.org/economicvalue.
Learn more about the campaign at www.ReasonForReform.org.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2016

From the Editor
In Brief
Voices
Act Globally
Tradition and History
Health and Insurance
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
View From Out Here
In Focus
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover1
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 1
International Educator - November/December 2016 - From the Editor
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 6
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 8
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Voices
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 13
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 14
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 15
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Act Globally
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Tradition and History
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - Health and Insurance
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - 40
International Educator - November/December 2016 - 41
International Educator - November/December 2016 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - 53
International Educator - November/December 2016 - View From Out Here
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International Educator - November/December 2016 - In Focus
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