ERIC Number: ED246761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov-15
International Education, Foreign Exchange and Scholarships. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education of the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Hearings on international student exchanges are presented. Information is presented on the countries of origin of foreign students in the United States and the fields they tend to study. It is noted that only 2.2 percent of foreign students studying in the United States are provided scholarships by the U.S. Government; the vast majority are financed by their families' funds (68 percent), while the costs of 13 percent are covered by their home governments. Testimony suggests that educational exchange programs promote public diplomacy, international understanding, and economic competence in developing countries. It is noted that the Soviet Union's student exchange program concentrates almost exclusively on students from lesser developed countries, and the Soviets recruit and train students at their expense. A report is included that provides information on the major exchange programs sponsored by the Peace Corps, the Agency for International Development, the Department of Defense, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Information Agency. Programs of other federal agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) and the Smithsonian are also covered. An exchange survey questionnaire of the U.S. Information Agency is included, along with an article about the diminished role of U.S. Books Abroad (SW)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
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