A weekly newsletter about what matters in global higher education and why. Written by Karin Fischer, a journalist with more than a decade of experience covering the changing relationship between American colleges and the world.
The latest on Ukraine and higher ed
A broad coalition of organizations is calling on the Biden administration to offer special protections to Ukrainian students, while several members of Congress are suggesting that Russian students be kicked out of the U.S.
February 28, 2022
A new focus on equity in international admissions
Dartmouth College is extending its need-blind admissions policy to international students and meeting 100 percent of demonstrated need regardless of citizenship.
February 21, 2022
A move to reinstate Fulbright in China
A little-noticed amendment in a recently approved China competition bill would reverse a July 2020 decision by the Trump administration to end the signature U.S. government exchange program with China and Hong Kong.
February 14, 2022
Expanded benefits for international students in research-competition bill
The U.S. House is stepping on the gas when it comes to legislation aimed at bolstering American competitiveness in science and research.
February 7, 2022
Green-card exemptions for Ph.D. graduates in science and math
A U.S. House bill aimed at boosting American competitiveness would exempt STEM Ph.D. graduates from limits on immigrant visas.
January 31, 2022
Biden administration expands popular work program for foreign students
It's one of a number of policy changes aimed at attracting and retaining global talent.
January 24, 2022
Government re-opens channel for dialogue with international educators
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will reestablish an advisory council to provide guidance and feedback to top government officials on education-related issues.
January 17, 2022
Big questions for the new year in international education
Will a hybrid approach to international education stick? Can international education diversify? Will the pandemic help make the case for internationalization?
January 10, 2022
Changes to student visas are on the horizon
Student-visa fees could increase under a proposed rule and the State Department gives consular officers greater discretion to assess students’ ties to their home countries.
January 3, 2022
New warnings about research collaboration with China
Plus, the latest from Capitol Hill and a pledge on internationalization.
December 20, 2021