International Educator - May/June 2018 - 12

INbrief
SHUTTERSTOCK/ WANG SING

U.S. Foreign
Language
Enrollment Drops
BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016, U.S. student

enrollment in foreign languages dropped
a staggering 9.2 percent, according to a
recent report from the Modern Language
Association (MLA), which has tracked
enrollment information for six decades.
MLA predicts the dip represents the beginning of a downward trend in foreign language
enrollment in U.S. colleges and universities.
Two languages experienced growth amid the
decline: Japanese and Korean.

»Read the MLA report at:
http://bit.ly/MLA2016report.

Institutions in Hong Kong, including the University of Hong Kong, are feeling an
increase in governmental presence.

Academic Freedom
Threatened in Hong Kong
THERE ARE WARNING SIGNS of increasing infringement upon

academic freedom in Hong Kong, according to a report from Hong Kong
Watch, an organization that investigates potential violations of human
rights and freedoms in the territory. The report explores trends and
developments in Hong Kong's academic culture and administration since
student protests rocked the territory in 2014-an event the report claims
precipitated more stringent education-related policies.
Among the trends that signal tightening restrictions on academic freedom: controversial academics and administrators have been removed from
their positions, denied promotions, or are facing politically motivated campaigns for their removal; state-appointed and government officials taking
on more authority in the administration of higher education institutions
and making decisions in opposition to students' wishes; and increasing
pressure to impose limits on free speech without any legal justification.

»Read the full report at: http://bit.ly/2EjYZvI.

F-1 Visas Down 17%

»View the latest State Department data at:
http://bit.ly/2FQJDiW.

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INTERNATIONAL EDUCATOR M AY + J U N. 2018

300,000
200,000

393,573

400,000

471,728

500,000

595,569

600,000

644,233

700,000

534,320

THE NUMBER OF F-1 VISAS ISSUED decreased for
the second straight year, according to recent data from the
U.S. Department of State. Between 2016 and 2017, there
was a 17 percent drop in F-1 visas. The number of H-1B
visas also declined-6 percent-after an increase between
2013-2016. The Trump administration has directed the
attorney general and the secretaries of State, Labor, and
Homeland Security to prioritize possible reform of the H-1B
program and stricter enforcement of its requirements, so
further decline in this category is probable. By contrast, the
number of J-1 visas has steadily increased since 2013 and
continued this trend in 2017, with 343,811 J-1 visas issued.

F-1 Visas 2013-2017

100,000
0

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017


http://www.bit.ly/MLA2016report http://www.bit.ly/2EjYZvI http://www.bit.ly/2FQJDiW

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - May/June 2018

From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: China
Quick Questions
Feature: Global Citizenship 2.0: Supporting a New Breed of Stewards to Confront a Changing Reality
Feature: Lifelong Learning: Higher Education for a World of Speed and Scale
Feature: Internationalization Best Practices: Lessons Learned
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
International Educator - May/June 2018 - BB1
International Educator - May/June 2018 - BB2
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Cover1
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Cover2
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - May/June 2018 - In Brief
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 10
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 11
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 12
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 13
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 14
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Global Spotlight: China
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Quick Questions
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - 18
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 19
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Feature: Global Citizenship 2.0: Supporting a New Breed of Stewards to Confront a Changing Reality
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - Feature: Lifelong Learning: Higher Education for a World of Speed and Scale
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - 30
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - Feature: Internationalization Best Practices: Lessons Learned
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - 36
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 37
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 38
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 39
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Education Abroad
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 41
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 42
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 43
International Educator - May/June 2018 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - 46
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 47
International Educator - May/June 2018 - International Enrollment
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 49
International Educator - May/June 2018 - International Education Leadership
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - 52
International Educator - May/June 2018 - 53
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Forum
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