International Educator - November/December 2017 - 12

GLOBAL

spotlight

Iran

From staunch allies to the nadir of the "great
satan"/"axis of evil" era to a thaw and now the Trump
era, Iran's and the United States's international higher
education relationship has fluctuated dramatically
with the vicissitudes of rhetoric and policy. From
51,310 students sent to the United States in 1979-80
immediately following the Iranian Revolution, the
number dropped dramatically, and by 1999-2000, the
number had fallen to 1,885-the lowest it had been
since the 1950s.
In more recent years, as tensions between the two
countries began to relax, Iran returned to prominence
as a significant sender. Definitive data are still forming

about the specific impact of the Trump administration's executive order severely restricting travel from
six countries in the Middle East and Africa-including Iran-but early indications forecast a significant
downturn: In an interassociation survey report on
international applications at U.S. universities for the
fall of 2017 released by the American Association of
Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, 39 percent of universities reported declines in undergraduate applications from the Middle East, and 31 percent
reported declines in graduate applications.
According to these data, U.S. institutions have a
lot to lose:

6,391%

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Percentage increase in the number
of students enrolled in Iranian
postsecondary institutions between
1970 and 2014.

Rank of Iran among
top countries of origin
sending students to U.S.
universities in 2015-16
(higher than the United
Kingdom or Germany).

12,269

Number of Iranian students enrolled
in the United States in 2015-16, up 8.2
percent from 2014-15.

98%

Literacy rate among 15- to
24-year-olds in Iran as of 2015-
the highest in the region.

$3,000-
$5,000

75%

Percentage of Iranian
graduate students in the
United States studying
science, technology,
engineering, and math
as of 2014.

Average amount spent in Iran on the application process
to U.S. universities as of 2014, representing five to seven
months of income for an urban Iranian family.

Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
http://bit.ly/2ofuy0K
Iran's Overeducation Crisis: Causes and Ramifications
http://bit.ly/2ff70ur
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
http://bit.ly/1KDDHZC

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Trending Topics Survey: International Applicants for Fall 2017-
Institutional & Applicant Perceptions
http://bit.ly/2mGqh97
Iranian Students in the United States
http://bit.ly/2kO6rFn

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - November/December 2017

From the Desk of
Frontlines
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Iran
Quick Questions
Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
Feature: A Healthy Balance
Feature: Mental Health: Leveraging Resources
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Cover1
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Cover2
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 1
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 2
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 3
International Educator - November/December 2017 - From the Desk of
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 5
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Frontlines
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 7
International Educator - November/December 2017 - In Brief
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 9
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 10
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 11
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Global Spotlight: Iran
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 13
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Quick Questions
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 15
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: The New Why of Partnering: International Partnerships Are Expanding Their Reach and Goals
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 17
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 18
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 19
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 20
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 21
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: Partnering Case Studies: Leveraging Unconventionality
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 23
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 24
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 25
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 26
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 27
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Feature: Doing Well by Doing Good: Social Entrepreneurship is Evolving to Meet New Realities
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 29
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 30
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 31
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 32
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 33
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Education Abroad
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 35
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 36
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 37
International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Student Affairs
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 39
International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Enrollment
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 41
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 42
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 43
International Educator - November/December 2017 - International Education Leadership
International Educator - November/December 2017 - 45
International Educator - November/December 2017 - Forum
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International Educator - November/December 2017 - In Focus
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