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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
American colleges have to be in India. After all, no other country in this century, save China, is likely to be as important geopolitically, financially, demographically, or culturally. Globally savvy students ought to study here. There are research opportunities for political scientists and public-health specialists, economists, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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
Many college leaders are coming to understand that, in a global economy, they need to produce graduates and develop faculty members with strong international skills. The recognition has led them to take new, more deliberate approaches to work abroad. In the past, individual faculty members have had connections with colleagues overseas, but those…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Educational Exchange, Teacher Exchange Programs, Cross Cultural Training
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
A number of Iraqi-American academics, meeting this month for a conference on how to rebuild Iraq's battered higher-education system, said the Iraqi government's plan to send thousands of students abroad annually would lead to a "brain drain" of a new generation of the nation's top talent. Prime Minister Nuri al-Malaki has proposed…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Technical Assistance
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Educational exchanges and fellowships are not new; the best known, the Fulbright Program, is more than 60 years old. But the Community College Summit Initiative Program, as this fledgling effort is known, reflects a growing recognition among American government officials that the United States must do a better job in its public-diplomacy outreach…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Community Colleges, International Relations, College Outcomes Assessment
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