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INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT

Advantages of Recruiting from
U.S. High Schools
The growth in international secondary
enrollment in the United States has been
a welcome development for colleges
and universities with internationalization goals. One of the biggest advantages
is that students arrive on campus with
cultural adjustment already underway.
The high school environment can provide
an immersive and closely supervised
assimilation process, especially if students
have homestay accommodations. In effect,
many of the challenges associated with
acculturation are shifted from the college
to the secondary school.
Students can also be positively influenced by the school counseling process, which tends to focus on matching
students with their "best fit" university
rather than solely emphasizing university
rankings, as is often the practice outside

the United States. While they may still
make use of agencies at home to aid in the
application process, students come to rely
heavily on guidance counselors to navigate
the sprawling landscape of college choices.
Another positive outcome of their early
immersion is that, unlike their peers back
at home, international students at U.S.
high schools often consider a wide variety
of majors. For institutions overwhelmed
with international enrollment in business
and STEM fields, the academic diversity of
this population can be valuable in fulfilling
enrollment management goals.
Academic benefits abound too. After
earning a U.S. high school diploma, students are very well prepared for university
study in the United States. After all, they're
enrolling in schools designed for exactly
this purpose. In addition to test preparation, study skills, and writing proficiency,
schools help students to rapidly advance

their English language skills and absorb the
norms of the classroom environment.
Lastly, international students at U.S.
high schools are accessible. Their proximity in the same or adjacent time zone
allows for frequent communication, inperson appointments, campus visits, etc.
Colleges can seize these opportunities to
build international enrollment without the
expense of overseas travel. Immigration
obstacles are also eliminated. Students
have already cleared the necessary hurdles
to enter the country, ensuring a smooth
college enrollment process.

Recruitment Strategies
Find the right schools:
■■ Compile a list of U.S. high schools

from previous international student
applications.

■■ Ask domestic admissions staff for names

of schools with significant international
populations from their travels.

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■■ Use the College Board's Select Search ser-

vice to identify U.S. high schools with large
numbers of noncitizen SAT test takers.
Understand your data:

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■■ Review historical application data by

high school address and/or CEEB code.

■■ Track international application activ-

ity by high school location to accurately
compare domestic and overseas enrollment trends.
Revisit your admissions policy:

■■ Determine

how your test score policy
applies to this population. Success in
reading-intensive courses may have
greater value than a minimum TOEFL or
IELTS score.

■■ Analyze academic trends in relation-

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ship to a student's English as a Second
Language (ESL) attainment. For example,
poor grades may be understandable if the
student took mainstream courses before
establishing English proficiency.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2017

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 - Cover2
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 1
International Educator - May/June 2017 - From the Editor
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 3
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 5
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 6
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 7
International Educator - May/June 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 9
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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 - Principled, Pragmatic, Impactful
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - What Happens to Study Abroad Students
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 40
International Educator - May/June 2017 - 41
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Profi le: Internationalization at the University of Tampa
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Campus Spotlight: Internationalization at East Carolina University
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 67
International Educator - May/June 2017 - International Student Affair
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 71
International Educator - May/June 2017 - Partnering
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - 75
International Educator - May/June 2017 - A View From Out Here
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International Educator - May/June 2017 - Forum
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