ERIC Number: EJ701874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Crosses Borders: Can the United States Remain the Top Destination for Foreign Students?
Altbach, Philip G.
Change, v36 n2 p18 Mar-Apr 2004
At present, approximately 2 million students worldwide study outside of their home countries, a number that a recent report suggests will increase to 8 million by 2025. Many nations have become interested in student flow across borders in the past couple of decades for a number of reasons. Industrialized countries are recognizing the need to provide their students with a global consciousness and with experience in other countries in order for them to compete in the global economy. The implications of this are evaluated in the following sections of this article: Pushes and Pulls; September 11 and Its Implications; Competitors; Americans Abroad; The New Transnationalism; and Unclear Future. A brief list of resources is also included.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education, Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Study Abroad, Foreign Countries, Competition
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States