ERIC Number: ED262676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Student Flows: Their Significance for American Higher Education. Proceedings of a Conference of the Institute for International Education (Wayzata, Minnesota, April 13-15, 1984). IIE Research Report Number Seven.
Barber, Elinor G., Ed.
Sources and impacts of foreign student flows are addressed in two papers from the Institute of International Education's 1984 conference. Summaries of conference sessions and assessments of the meaning of student flows, particularly from the viewpoints of different types of higher education institutions, are also provided. In "University-Level Student Exchanges: The U.S. Role in Global Perspective," Larry Sirowy and Alex Inkeles examine: flows from different kinds of "sending" countries to several "host" countries, policies and country characteristics (e.g., educational, economic, political) that contribute to study in the United States, the impact of foreign students on U.S. higher education, and ways to project future flows of foreign students to America. Data on flows of foreign and American students to U.S. colleges and the average costs of foreign students to different kinds of schools are examined in the second paper: "Flows, Costs, and Benefits of Foreign Students in the United States: Do We Have a Problem?" by Lewis C. Solomon and Ruth Beddow. Trend data for foreign students are examined, including enrollment by student level, field of study, and full- or part-time status; degree attainment; spending levels of colleges by percentage of foreign students; and foreign student subsidy levels and degree attainment. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Degrees (Academic), Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Factors, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Expenditure per Student, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Program Costs, Student Exchange Programs, Undergraduate Study
Institute of International Education, Communications Division, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: United States