ERIC Number: ED334901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-10
The Socio-Economic Importance of Links between Campuses, Communities, and International Students and Alumni: Perceptions of Collegiate and Community Leaders.
Smith, Harold A.
This paper examines the views of economic and higher education leaders concerning the potential socio-economic importance to Americans of establishing continuing links between communities, colleges, and universities, and international students and alumni. A literature review is presented that examines: (1) the past relationship and importance of international students for colleges, universities, and their communities; (2) the motives and goals for international students and alumni in maintaining contact with their host institutions after graduation; and (3) the potential costs and benefits to the United States and its institutions of higher education that are inherent in admitting international students. Lists are presented of the potential benefits of having international students in American educational institutions for the institutions themselves, for the business community, and for the wider community. Contains a 56-item bibliography. (GLR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (18th, Little Rock, AR, November 10, 1989). For a related document, see ED 313 933.