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Innovation Campus nearby. Along with an already
robust workforce, the state's pitch emphasized the
potential for a steady pipeline of talent-a win-win
for both Amazon and students, as postgraduate
employment opportunities are often at the top of
prospective students' lists when selecting a school.
Similarly, the University of Washington (UW) is
taking advantage of businesses headquartered in the
Seattle area to entice international graduate students.
About 6 years ago, UW created several new and
cutting-edge professional master's programs in the
science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
(STEM) fields, as well as increased its online
programming. The programs, which have proven
to be popular with international students, tend to
be application and career based and leverage UW's
proximity to Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft.
"We have definitely seen that's where our
growth is and a lot of it is in the STEM area," says
Julia Carlson, director of graduate enrollment
management services at UW.
The university's Global Innovation Exchange
(GIX) experiential education model is a collaboration
between academia and industry, with Microsoft and
Tsinghua University as its other founding partners.
GIX has an academic network of eight international
universities and seven industry consortium members
including Nintendo, T-Mobile, and Vulcan.
The exchange offers two interdisciplinary graduate
programs: One is a 15-month master's in science

technology innovation that integrates technology,
design thinking, and entrepreneurship. The 21-month
dual-degree program incorporates a master's of
science in engineering and 6 months of study at
Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
"We're essentially bucking that trend [of declining
international graduate student enrollment] at UW so
far," says John Drew, director of UW's graduate school
computing and information resources. "The major
element of that is we've seen this very pronounced
growth in professional master's enrollment."

Uncharted Territory

Many administrators maintain that understanding the
institution's strengths, the region, and which students
make a good match can help curb the decline in
international graduate students.
"We're not Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
[or] Miami," Rom says, though the university is in
close proximity to the corporate headquarters for
Walmart and Tyson Foods, as well as more than 300
Fortune 500 companies located in northwest Arkansas.
"Students who come here are going to get a traditional
mid-American college experience. We think that's one
of our strengths; we're a small town."
For UA, name-dropping doesn't hurt, either-
especially a name that most international students
are familiar with. "We're also the town that produced
J. William Fulbright," says Rom. "He graduated
from University of Arkansas. He was a faculty
member, he was the president, [and
he] went on to create the Fulbright
scholarship program."
Just as the Fulbright program
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was considered pioneering at its
inception, it is crucial for institutions
to remain open and willing to create
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From the Desk of
In Brief
Global Spotlight: Chile
Quick Questions
Feature: Countering the Forces of Change
Feature: Raising the Bar
Feature: Branching Out
Education Abroad
International Student Affairs
International Enrollment Management
International Education Leadership
Forum
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International Educator - September/October 2019 - Global Spotlight: Chile
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