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ERIC Number: EJ805207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1028-3153
Postwar Era Precedents and the Ambivalent Quest for International Students at the University of Florida
Terzian, Sevan G.; Osborne, Leigh Ann
Journal of Studies in International Education, v10 n3 p286-306 2006
The number of international students studying at U.S. institutions of higher education in the 2003-2004 academic year dropped for the first time in more than three decades. New visa restrictions and international tensions in the wake of September 11, 2001, have been cited as central factors. This article identifies historical precedents from the postwar era (1945 to 1960) as additionally significant causes of this decline. Highlighting competing advocates of altruism, cultural diplomacy, or exclusion, it recounts the conflicting priorities of one public research university in the post-war years--the University of Florida--as an exemplification of the nation's ambivalent quest for international students at American colleges and universities. (Contains 5 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida