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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

International Alumni:
Room for Improvement
AS U.S. COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES operate in an

increasingly competitive global recruitment landscape, effectively
leveraging an international alumni network is crucial to overall
international initiatives, according to a benchmarking study of best
practices in international alumni management recently conducted
by Academic Assembly and Intead.
International alumni-former international students who
have returned to their home countries and all other alumni living
outside the United States-are uniquely effective brand ambassadors to represent institutions in recruitment, fundraising, and
other initiatives.
Based on a survey of 103 U.S. college and university administrators, the report finds significant potential for improvement
in international alumni services at U.S. colleges and universities.
It also underscores the importance of developing a strategic
approach to international alumni relations.
Critical recommendations include: paying attention to alumnirelated data management systems, starting small with expansion
and improvement efforts, and earning buy-in from senior institutional leadership. (Read about reinvestment opportunities with
international alumni networks on page 48.)

»Download the full report at: http://bit.ly/2EyL9ZL.

Low International Student
Application and Enrollment
at U.S. Graduate Schools

Top Host Countries for
International Students
THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WORLDWIDE

who participated in a study abroad program more than
doubled between 2001 and 2017, from 2.1 million to 4.6
million students. Though the United States is still international students' top choice, other host countries are gaining
ground-most notably China, Canada, and Russia.

2001
United States
28%

Other
34%

Belgium
2%

United Kingdom
11%

Spain
2%

Japan
3%

Australia
4%

France
7%

Germany
9%

2017
Other
23%

United States
24%

THE 2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR saw a 1 percent drop in

first-time international student enrollment at graduate schools
across the United States, according to a recent report from the
Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Applications from potential
international students were down 3 percent from the previous year.
It's the second time both numbers decreased since CSG started
the annual survey in 2004. The 2017 report, based on data from
175 universities, attributes the decline to the country's political
climate. However, the report notes that despite declining numbers
and political concerns, the United States is still highly competitive
in international graduate student recruitment.

»Read the full CSG report at: http://bit.ly/2nt5NzW.

Germany
6%

United Kingdom
11%

Russia
6%
Canada
7%

Australia
7%

China
10%

Source: U.S. News & World Report; UNESCO; Project Atlas.

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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
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - From the Desk of
International Educator - May/June 2018 - In Brief
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - Global Spotlight: China
International Educator - May/June 2018 - Quick Questions
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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 - Feature: Internationalization Best Practices: Lessons Learned
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - International Student Affairs
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - International Enrollment
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International Educator - May/June 2018 - International Education Leadership
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