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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Economists in both India and China see signs of slackening economic activity, from currency fluctuations in India to a falloff in imports, electricity consumption, and real-estate sales in China. A weakening of the economies in the two countries could be worrisome news for American colleges, for which an uptick in full-paying foreign students has…
Descriptors: Universities, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Reports of swine flu have led some colleges to pull students and faculty members out of Mexico, the epicenter of the outbreak, and to cancel study-abroad programs there. But even as the number of new cases appears to be falling, the health scare offers some lasting lessons for colleges, says Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education…
Descriptors: World Problems, Safety, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that at Rollins College, a liberal-arts institution, professors are paid to get away for overseas travel so that their students will learn to be more globally minded. The college's president, Lewis M. Duncan, has pledged to send every faculty and staff member with teaching duties abroad once every three years. Since 2006, 128…
Descriptors: Travel, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad