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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Students in the University of Rhode Island's International Engineering Program (IEP) spend a semester studying at an overseas university and another six months interning at a company abroad; at the end of five years, they earn two degrees, in engineering and a foreign language. Despite the extra academic demands, nearly a third of Rhode Island's…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Engineering Education, Engineering, International Education
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Global education has become a big business, as evidenced in the exhibit hall at the annual conference of Nafsa: Association of International Educators, where hundreds of vendors pitch a wide range of products and services. The world has become a kind of global classroom, with greater numbers of students flowing across borders each year. The number…
Descriptors: International Education, Marketing, Study Abroad, Exhibits
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports that the number of American students traveling overseas to study continued to rise in 2006, capping a decade of unprecedented growth. The increase amounted to 8 percent, according to the Institute of International Education, which tracks such figures in its annual "Open Doors" report. Over the past 10 years, the number of…
Descriptors: International Education, International Educational Exchange, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
Fischer, Karin; Lindow, Megan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
After decades of neglect, African universities have become the focus of intense interest by U.S. universities, foundations, and donor agencies convinced that without stronger higher education, the continent's development prospects will remain bleak. This attention is notably different from such efforts in the past in sub-Saharan Africa, which have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, African Studies, International Cooperation