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June, 2014:

NIU Educators Forge Global Relationships in Indonesia
Several NIU faculty members are among educators from the United States currently participating …

Seven UGA Students Receive Foreign Language Scholarships
Seven University of Georgia students will enhance their language skills abroad this summer …

A Look at the Landscape of Pathway Programs for International Students Run in Cooperation with For-Profit Partners
The international students are enrolled in a pathway program here at the University of South …

Purdue’s International STEM Enrollment 2nd to None
Purdue University has outpaced the rest of the nation’s higher education institutions when it …

International Students: More Than Just Dollar Signs to U.S. Universities
Over the course of the last few years we have had the opportunity to give a number of presentations …

 

April, 2014:

Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%
Enrollment at American colleges is sliding, but competition for spots at top universities is more …

Community Colleges Can Foster Student Success by Supporting Their Adjuncts
When community colleges fail to support the part-time faculty members who teach more …

US Graduates Postpone Job Hunt as Gap Years Take Off
Cornell University student Michelle Huang is an undergraduate majoring in international …

Influx of Students From China Puts University to Unexpected Test
When I met her, Cambria Sobolewski had just gotten her first passport. The Michigan State University …

A Curriculum by Academics for Academics
United States tertiary institutions pursuing a teaching mission should fulfill the expectations of two …

 

March, 2014:

USC Delegation Visit Bolsters Ties to Singapore and Indonesia
USC President C. L. Max Nikias is leading a delegation of deans and trustees this week to Singapore …

Institute of International Education Leads Coalition to Double Number of Students Who Study Abroad by End of Decade
The Institute of International Education (IIE) officially launched Generation Study Abroad …

Helping Foreign Students Thrive on U.S. Campuses
In recent years, the discussion on international students in the United States has largely …

The Case for Cutting PhD Programmes
The United States’ economic recovery has buoyed its employment market. While the nation’s …

Distance Education Takes on New Meaning in a Nation of Islands
Dr. Jeni McRay’s career at Fort Hays State University started in China, took a detour to …

 

February, 2014:

Academic Partnerships Launches New Online Global Specialization Credential
Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world’s largest representatives of online learning, today …

Stanford, Carnegie Launch Online Forest Monitoring Course
A new online course that trains users how to monitor the extent and condition …

OSU, Denison Join Community-College Honors Program
Ohio State and Denison universities have joined a group of 27 schools that give community-college …
U.Va. Darden School Students Embark on Global Field Experiences
Building on an early record of success, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business …

 

December, 2013:

Research Partnership Grants Launched by UK and US
A higher education grant competition has been launched as a major collaboration between the United …

URI, Indonesia Officials Team Up to Study Fisheries
The University of Rhode Island and Indonesia have teamed up to bring government professionals …

Study Program in the Indonesian Jungles Influences Attitudes and Expands Cultural Horizons
In the dense tropical rain forest, nature softly enveloped the group of students — the wind sifting …
U.S. Colleges Finding Ideals Tested Abroad
Members of the Wellesley College faculty reacted strongly when word spread that Peking University …

 

November, 2013:

Texas A&M Ranks First Among Public U.S. Universities In New Global CEO Alma Mater Index
Texas A&M University ranks first among all public universities in the United States in a new international …

3 International Fulbright Scholars Studying at Wesleyan
Fulbright Fellow Janette Suherli could attend graduate school anywhere in the world, but the Indonesian …

Infographic: International Students at U.S. Universities
U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 Best Colleges rankings earlier this month, which provide …

Emergency Management Program a Good Fit for International Students
Pierce College is playing a role in helping to keep the people in small south Asian countries safer the next …

U.S. Public University Tuition Posts Slowest Rise in Decades: Study
The average tuition and fees charged by public four-year universities in the United States rose 2.9 percent …

 

September, 2013:

Webster Partners with MARITAGE International to Develop Scholarship Opportunities
During her recent visit to Indonesia, Webster President Beth Stroble was an honored guest at the launch …

10 Most, Least Expensive Private Colleges and Universities
Private colleges and universities are known for small class sizes and a close-knit, small-town feel. They are …

Don’t Give Up Knocking
That big white thick envelope arrived the other day: the sender was Ohio University, and it was my certificate …

Higher Education: At What Cost?
Now that “Obama-care’’ has been roundly embraced, other Obama compounds seem certain to come …

US, British Universities Top 2013 QS University Rankings While Indonesian Schools Lose Ground
Universities in the United States and Great Britain dominated the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World …

 

August, 2013:

President of AHEAD to Travel to Indonesia
L. Scott Lissner, President of The Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) and The Ohio …

Dracute Teen Will Spend Senior Year 10,000 Miles from Home
On Aug. 20, Bradley, 17, will depart from her lifelong home on Varnum Avenue in Dracut for New York, where …

Graduate Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Chelsea Hochstetler, a recent graduate, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship …

‘Disaster University’ to Address Pacific Quakes and Tsunamis
The Asia-Pacific may be the biggest driver of the global economy, but it is also the runaway leader …

Rema N. Hanna to Serve as Scientific Director at New J-PAL Office in Indonesia
Defining new and improved ways to help the poor has long been a theme of Associate Professor Rema …

Google Gives Lesson in Geographic Programs to Teachers at UM Workshop
Google’s geographic programs have the potential to expand students’ knowledge of the planet and the …

Climate Policy Initiative and University of Palangka Raya Support Indonesian Forest Production and Protection Program with Funding from the Norwegian Government
Today, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), a global advisory and analysis organization …

 

June, 2013:

U.S. Colleges Form Partnerships with Indonesia
Indonesia has a growing economy and burgeoning middle class, but its higher education system is not …

Colorado, Indonesia Schools Win Schlumberger Scholarships
Schlumberger Ltd. announced Tuesday its contribution of five scholarships to the American Association of …

10 Most Popular Business Schools
Public business schools are surging in popularity, converting more acceptances into enrollments than many …

Chinese Students Flock to the US – And Efforts to Help Them Adapt are Ramping Up
In the United States, the tree-lined campus of the University of Southern California (USC) is the number one …

Going Global, Online, is Key to U.S. Universities’ Growth
Soaring tuition costs and deep state funding cuts have substantially changed higher education, but the real …

Ohio University Named Among Top ‘Greenest’ Colleges
Ohio University is one of the 322 most sustainable colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new …

 

May, 2013:

Edison State College Faculty and Students Donate Books to University in Indonesia
Faculty and students of Edison State College School of Health Professions Nursing program continually …

Wildlife Biology Senior Adam Miller Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Study and Teach in Indonesia
Miller is excited to have the opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion for studying and conserving Lorikeets …

University Hosts Indonesian Puppetry Lecture and Demonstration
The Indonesian Performing Arts and Public Life Symposium kicked off with the Indonesian Puppetry …

Cumella ’11 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Indonesia
Robin Cumella ’11, of Larchmont, N.Y., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship …

Bali and Midwestern Culture Blends in Harmony at Doudna Fine Arts Center at Eastern Illinois
Saturday evening in The Theatre at Doudna Fine Arts Center brought a full house of Central Illinois citizens …

 

April, 2013:

A Major Shift: Faculty Should Aim to Teach More Global Texts in the Humanities and Social Sciences
It’s nearly that time of the year again. As we frantically work on semester papers, complete the last of our …

U.S. Trends in Indonesian Student Enrollment
Three years ago I had the opportunity to submit an article titled “Indonesian Students in the Asian-American …

BFA Alumna Receives Fulbright to Go to Indonesia
Recent UNL graduate Lindsay Graef has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to go to Indonesia, where she …

Study Abroad Program at Northern Illinois University to Offer Trip to Indonesia
The Study Abroad program is offering students a chance to study preventable diseases in South Sulawesi …

Katie Kraska ’13 Will Study Wildlife Conservation in Indonesia as Fulbright Scholar
DePauw University senior Katlin “Katie” V. Kraska is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student scholarship …

 

March, 2013:

Rutgers Expands Efforts in Indonesia
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has made significant strides in building relationships and …

Dearth of Information Keeps Many Students From Studying Aboard, Survey Finds
A lack of fluency in a foreign language or a reluctance to leave family and friends have often been seen …

Relationship: The Overlooked Ingredient of a Top University
A professor once said to me that the entire university education boils down to several key ingredients …

A College Degree Sorts Job Applicants, but Employers Wish It Meant More
Employers value a four-year college degree, many of them more than ever. Yet half of those surveyed recently …

Competency-based Education Continues Spread
The credit hour is still higher education’s gold standard, even after President Obama’s vague endorsement …

 

February, 2013:

The Rebalancing to Asia: The Role of Student Exchanges
In her remarks recently at the Department of State, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton led the …

Study Abroad Cultivates Global Leadership
The need for cultivating global leaders whose vision extends beyond the beltway, and indeed, the country …

Five Miami University Seniors Named Finalists in Fulbright Student Program
Five of the 18 Miami University students who applied for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program have been …

Connecticut and Texas Aim to Grow STEM Enrollment, but Take Different Approaches
That the country needs more science, technology, engineering, and math graduates is a common refrain, but …

Studying in the US Depends on The Power of Your Dreams
Indonesia is a country which consists of more than 17,000 islands. It has a population of roughly 240 million …

Multinational MOOCs
The rapid expansion of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has left many in international higher education …

 

January, 2013:

Rutgers Steps Up Efforts to Go Global, Attract Foreign Students
More than 145 years ago, a young Japanese samurai named Kusakabe Taro made his way to the shores …

Beyond Student Recruitment: 5 Countries American Universities Should Watch in 2013
International-student recruitment will undoubtedly remain a priority in 2013 for American colleges and …

Strategy Aims to Make US Students More Globally Engaged
The US Department of Education (DOE) appears to be recognising that a globalised world requires its …

Taking a Closer Look at Emerging Asian Markets
In a guest post today, John M. Baworowsky writes about how students make their college decisions, and …

Abigail C. Cohn: Unveiling the Sundanese Language to the World
Many people, be they are native Sundanese or foreign nationals, have introduced the Sundanese culture …

 

December, 2012:

Indonesian Art Exhibit Set for Highline College in December
The Highline Community College Library Exhibit and Art Gallery is pleased to announce the arrival …

PSU Connects with Indonesia
For the second time this year Portland State participated in the United States Higher Education Delegation…

Investing in the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership: Current Government Efforts and What You Can Do to Help
A few weeks ago, I found myself sitting in a classroom at MIT surrounded by about thirty Indonesians …

Three Ivies Team Up for Long-Distance Teaching of Rare Languages
Columbia, Cornell, and Yale universities have joined forces on an innovative education initiative to increase …

USAID Launches New Network to Engage Students and Universities in Solving International Development Challenges
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the launch of its Higher Education …

 

November, 2012:

Universities Want More Indonesian Students: US
Amid tensions and anti-American sentiment over the movie Innocence of Muslims, the US government voiced …

US & British Universities Top in Academic Excellence
US and British universities dominate in academic excellence but Asia is catching up fast, an influential …

3 Steps for International Students to Make U.S. Tuition Payments
Iker Marcaide was shocked to learn in 2008 that sending a tuition payment to MIT’s Sloan School of …

Saving Higher Education
While browsing through the Dartmouth College Bookstore in New Hampshire recently I came across a book …

Public Research Universities Need Support, Reform
The newest American Nobel Prize winners in physics and chemistry, David Wineland, Robert …

 

October, 2012:

Top-ranked Community Colleges Succeed by Watching Demographics
All two-year colleges across the country have seen a growing pool of associate’s degree candidates, but …

Public Colleges Pledge to Produce Additional 4 Million Graduates by 2025
Nearly 500 public colleges that account for three-quarters of all four-year college students pledged Tuesday …

What Higher Education Can Learn From the Banking Industry
Of all the blinders limiting our ability to increase productivity in higher education, it is our insularity that has …

Schools Find New Ways to Welcome Community College Transfers
The 200 transfer students ate Huli Huli chicken and wore plastic leis at a recent luau held in their honor at …

NYU Opens ‘Study Away’ Center in D.C.
New York University students interning in Washington can now continue to take official classes, conduct …

 

September, 2012:

Smoothing the Path from Foreign Lips to American Ears
For hundreds of grown men and women here, work can mean sticking fingers into models of the human …

Experts Suggest Ways to Help International Students Make Friends With American Students
Last week, we told how some international students have few friends in their host country when they study …

Number of International Graduate School Applicants Continues to Grow
For the third year in a row, the number of international students receiving an offer of admission from an …

Has Teach for America Betrayed its Mission?
When Wendy Kopp, just out of Princeton, founded Teach for America in 1989, she dreamed of recruiting 500 …

6 Challenges for International Students in College
The first semester of college in the United States is an exciting time for international students, but there are …

 

August, 2012:

Struggling for Students’ Readiness
The majority of Texas students do not leave public schools prepared for college. Fewer than one in two …

Student Protests Raise Philosophical and Practical Issues
Two days after spicy chicken sandwich lovers across the country answered former Arkansas Governor Mike …

The Economy, Outsourcing Jobs and Higher Education
The economy is a hot political issues as the 2012 presidential election approaches. Outsourcing jobs to …

You Get What You Pay For
Liberal arts colleges, with varying degrees of urgency, are talking about the viability of their business models …

Elite Colleges Transform Online Higher Education
When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology offered its first free online course this spring, Ashwith …

 

July, 2012:

Public Universities See Familiar Fight at Virginia
The tumult at the University of Virginia – with the sudden ouster of President Teresa Sullivan on June 10 …

Incompetence Permeates Higher Education
In President Barack Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address, he said, “higher education can’t be a luxury …

The College Board Democratizes Access to Publuc Education
Dan Edmond’s opinion article about the College Board’s decision on two recent SAT-related events …

150 Years of College Access
Public colleges must increase access but keeping costs of attendance down and harnessing technology …

College for All?
The backlash of college tends to be cylical. But this latest iteration, in which pundits and politicians have …

 

June, 2012:

IIE President Allan Goodman Honored for Outstanding Achievement in International Higher Education
Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE) has …

Education Department Releases Proposal to Help Thousand of Disadvantage Students Access College Through Savings Accounts
The U.S. Department of Education today announced that it will further help thousands of …

AGs Write Congress over Higher Education Act
Twenty-one state attorneys general sent a letter on Tuesday to leaders of Congress recommending that …

Job Prospects for College Seniors Looking Up
Things could be looking up for 2012 college graduates, The Washington Post reports. The post …

Bracing for (and Embracing) the Online Campus Tsunami to Come
Online education is not new. The University of Phoenix started its online degree program in …

 

May, 2012:

U.S. Public Higher Education: Too Big — and Far Too Important — to Fail
President Obama recently called on the nation’s governors  to invest more in education, including …

Community College Attendance Up, But Graduation Rates Remain Low
For most of the last century, community colleges were designed to expand students’ access to higher …

More Adults with Postsecondary Credentials Worth $600 Billion in Revenue
Boosting the number of adults age 25 to 64 with college degrees to 60 percent by 2025 …

Obama Wooing Young Voters with Student Loan Focus
Eager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles …

A ‘Global President’ and Global Education
With the onset of globalization, Internet technology and rapid travel, it is now recognized …

 

April, 2012:

Is Anyone Teaching Teachers of Science?
Standards-based education reform, which is common in in the K-12 education arena, has …

Education Reform: Why a Bachelor’s Degree Still Matters
Assuming, as was argued in the second installment in this series, that the U.S. reforms its …

To Enroll More Minority Students, US Colleges Work Around the Courts
With its decision to take up racial preferences in admissions at public colleges, the Supreme …

After Grad Job Slump, Big Hiring is Back at US Colleges
Sean Chua expected the hunt for his first job after college to be tough. After all, he watched his brother struggle …

 

March, 2012:

No Better Export: Higher Educations
In his State of the Union address, President Obama, who has emphasized the importance of higher education …

International Enrollment at U.S. Colleges Grow but Still Rely on China
The number of international students enrolling in emphasized the importance of higher education …

U.S. Colleges Seek Greated Diversity in Foreign-Student Enrollment
When Tumal M. Karunaratne was trying to decide which emphasized the importance of higher education …

Rochester Institute of Technology to Share Sustainability Program with Institutions in 5 Countries
The Rochester Institute of Technology wants to help education a generation of scientists …

 

February, 2012:

New Caution for U.S. Universities Overseas
It’s a modern version of the quest for “gold, God and glory” that drove explorers overseas in centuries past …

The Fading Dream of Higher Education in the U.S.
It seems fitting that some of the activity inaugurated by the Occupy Wall Street movement …

Study Abroad is Necessity, Not Luxury
Even in challenging economic times, making sure that study abroad is part of our college …