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McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article discusses the results of the latest "Open Doors" report from the Institute of International Education. The report states that thousands of mainland Chinese students in pursuit of an American education helped drive up international enrollments at colleges across the United States. Double-digit growth from China, primarily at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
This article is the third in an occasional series on how colleges have tackled some of the basic challenges of internationalizing their campuses. Tufts University has long been an internationally focused institution. Yet in one area it has, until recently, been sorely lacking. Like many universities, Tufts made little attempt to connect with…
Descriptors: Alumni, Alumni Associations, Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Management
McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
As the Obama administration takes office, educators involved in development work abroad look to the future with hope. Although the economic downturn may constrain the new president's ability to make financial commitments abroad, Barack Obama has said he wants to double the amount of foreign assistance provided by the United States to fight poverty…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Aid, Educational Opportunities, Needs Assessment
McMurtrie, Beth; Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
What does it take to run an international-education office? A detailed understanding of obtuse federal regulations, the ability to recruit foreign students on a shoestring budget, and a talent for creating study-abroad programs that are both academically rigorous and highly popular. That was the message in dozens of sessions last week at the…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Position Papers
McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
A marketing campaign intended to persuade Chinese students to study in the United States will soon branch out to other parts of the globe. The U.S.-led program, which includes slick television commercials and a one-stop-shopping Web portal, was introduced in China last fall. The commercials, which run about 30 minutes and were filmed on American…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Student Recruitment, Foreign Students