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At Temple University, for example, countries with international admissions at Indiana Universitysignificant growth in application activity and enrollBloomington. While applications have trended down,
ment in recent years have included Brazil and India,
he says, "the students we are attracting are unquesplaces where the institution has recruited heavily.
tionably the most academically prepared international
"That's a direct result
cohort we have seen."
of individual efforts,
As the incoming
not necessarily part of a
population of interna"A lot of people focus on the changes
general trend," says Jessica
tional students levels out,
happening in the United States, but institutions are increasSandberg, director of
international admissions
there are many factors creating that ingly targeting existing
at Temple. "Outside of
international students
shift
in
the
landscape."
that, we see anomalies, but
already in the United
nothing really [permanent]
States-including the 17
- Salma Benhaida,
at this point."
percent of international
Kent State University
Regardless, common
undergraduates who
trends likely to shape interattended community
national enrollment in the coming years are emerging.
colleges in 2016-17, according to IIE statistics. That
"A lot of people focus on the changes happening in
means that going forward, institutions will have to
the United States, but there are many factors creating
monitor what their counterparts in nearby states or
that shift in the landscape," says Salma Benhaida, direcregions are doing to attract these and other internator of international recruitment and admissions at Kent
tional students, such as offering discounted tuition or
State University.
scholarship programs.
One of the longer-term trends to watch involves
Intensifying Competition
countries like China, which has aspirations of developThe overall growth in U.S. international enrollment
ing large numbers of globally ranked institutions and
over the past decade has helped mask the strides other
becoming a regional magnet for international students.
countries have made in attracting international students.
Several countries, including Australia, Canada, and
Safety Concerns
Germany, set ambitious goals for attracting additional
Even before the so-called Trump effect, adverse percepstudents and then met them years ahead of schedule
tions about safety were percolating. Wilkerson remem(see page 22).
bers a student event in London held several years before
"There are definitely a lot more countries actively and
the 2016 elections during which prospective students
aggressively pursuing international students on campus,
were asked about their greatest concerns as part of an
and they've had tremendous success even while the
exercise to generate a word cloud. The results surprised
United States has continued growth in our numbers,"
everyone.
says Wright.
"We expected financial aid and funding, but the
In the short term, other English-speaking countries
number one word was guns-and it was huge," he says.
are taking advantage of the Trump effect. Canada, for
"It dwarfed everything else." The global reach of news
example, can attribute some of its dramatic double-digit coverage has also amplified international students'
percentage growth in recent years to countries such as
perceptions of anti-immigration attitudes in the United
India, as well as to students who saw Canada as an "easy
States, according to Wright.
alternative" to the United States, according to Wright.
Safety matters, particularly for parents, says Dana
Non-Anglophone countries, particularly in Europe,
Brolley, director of international enrollment at Seattle
are also accelerating the growth of programs taught
University and chair-elect of NAFSA's International
in English, particularly at nongraduate levels. EnglishEnrollment Management Knowledge Community. "The
taught bachelor's (ETBs) degree programs now connews and the reality of our culture is something they're
stitute 27 percent of all English-taught programs in
very concerned about," she says.
Europe, according to a report from StudyPortals.
Wilkerson believes that despite growing awareness at
"What increasingly influences students is not
U.S. institutions, the field is still often "surprised by how
just an increase in available seats, but an increase
perceptions of safety really have a significant impact on
of quality seats," says John Wilkerson, director of
student selection."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - July/August 2018

From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Brazil
Quick Questions
Feature: A Shock to the System
Feature: Something Old, Something New
Feature: Building on Strengths
Feature: Weathering the Storm
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment
International Education Leadership
Forum
In Focus
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