International Educator - May/June 2017 - 10

INbrief
U.S. High Schools Beckon
Chinese Students in Large Numbers
THE Annoints World's Most
International Universities
Times Higher Education (THE) says the world's
two most international universities are in
Switzerland. They are ETH Zurich and École
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Following
them are the University of Hong Kong, National
University of Singapore, and Imperial College
London. Oxford University, the number 1
university in the world in THE's main ranking,
slipped to number 6 when international characteristics tipped the scale. "The institutions with
the strongest global connections have a 'cultural
disposition' to think beyond borders," the education publication said in unveiling its roster of
150 globally minded universities. It pointed out
"the prominence of universities from relatively
small, export-reliant countries where English is
an official language or is widely spoken." At the
two Swiss institutions, 62 percent of the faculty
is international. The United Kingdom placed
13 institutions among the 150 while the United
States had 64.

The New York Times reported that the number of Chinese
students enrolled in U.S. high schools has increased 60-fold
over the past decade, from 641 in 2005 to nearly 40,000
in 2014. Students from China, who comprise 31.5 percent
of the international students attending U.S. colleges and
universities, account for nearly half the international students
at U.S. high schools. A recent article in the newspaper's
magazine took an in-depth look at
what it dubbed "The Parachute

Generation," sent by
parents at a young age to
improve their chances of getting into
top colleges. Many attend private schools, including religious
ones, but public schools, too, are vying to enroll more
Chinese students and charging sizable tuitions. The magazine
followed one student whose family paid nearly $40,000
to an education broker to send him to a public school in
Oxford, Michigan, that has welcomed dozens of Chinese
students. The United States isn't alone in competing for
younger international students. In Canada, the government
of British Columbia lays out the welcome mat in a "BC for
High School" website in English and Mandarin (see https://
bcforhighschool.gov.bc.ca/en/home/).

Taiwan Bids to Attract
More International Students
Taiwan has embarked on an initiative to more than double its international
student enrollments to 58,000 by 2019. It is hoping to lure more students from
other countries in Southeast Asia, Australia, and the region. The move announced
by Minister of Education Pan Wen-chung is part of the government's broader New
Southbound Policy to invigorate trade and economic development and make Taiwan
"less reliant on mainland China," the Taipei Times reported. Taiwan already advertises itself as "a perfect place to learn Chinese...(in) a modern, free, democratic society
whose people are hardworking, fun-loving, educated and friendly."
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From the Editor
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Middle East
Quick Questions
High Tech, High Engagement
Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
What Happens to Study Abroad Students
Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
Education Abroad
International Enrollment
International Student Affair
Partnering
A View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Global Spotlight: Middle East
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - High Tech, High Engagement
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
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