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Afghan American Students, Student Veterans Cope with the Crisis in Afghanistan

When the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s government on August 15, Afghan American college students had to watch the chaotic takeover unfold from afar. Afghan...

U.S. Senators Urge State Department to Expedite Student Visa Process

A group of nearly two dozen Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Alex Padilla (CA) recently urged the U.S. Department of State to speed up...

Indian Students in the U.S. Grapple with COVID-19 Crisis from Half...

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its second summer, many in the U.S. are enjoying a partial return to normalcy thanks to widespread vaccine...

New Immigration Policies, Recruiting Strategies Offer Hope for International Enrollment

Within hours of taking office on January 20, President Joe Biden swiftly worked to undo some of the damage caused by the Trump administration’s...

College Board Eliminates SAT Subject Tests and Essay Section

On Tuesday, the College Board announced it will discontinue SAT subject-matter tests and the optional essay section in an effort to reduce student workload...

What a Biden-Harris Administration Means for Higher Education

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has many indications for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Harris’ victory broke gender and...

International Students are Deferring U.S. Study Plans, New Survey Finds

For the fall 2019-2020 academic year, new international student enrollment at U.S. universities decreased by 43 percent compared to the previous school year, according...

15 College Students Arrested by ICE for Visa Fraud

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Wednesday that the organization arrested 15 non-immigrant students who claimed to be employed by companies that didn’t...

International Recruitment Organizations Connect US Schools to Students Overseas

Colleges and universities in the United States often find that one of the most successful methods for attracting international students is partnering with one...

Recruiting International Students from Africa Is a Worthwhile Challenge

As colleges and universities in the United States face persistent declines in both domestic and international enrollment, some institutions have redirected their recruitment efforts...

Coronavirus Interrupts Education Plans for Thousands of Students

China sends more students and scholars to U.S. institutions of higher education than any other nation in the world. More than 369,000 Chinese individuals...

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholars Share Their Experience Studying in the United States

The #YouAreWelcomeHere social media campaign, initially led by Temple University in November 2016 and now run by NAFSA, is one attempt to spread the...

International STEM Scholars Face Visa Restrictions, Racial Profiling Under Trump

STEM scholars from countries outside of the United States contribute enormously to research initiatives at American universities. They generate billions of dollars annually toward...

Recruiters Tackle the Downturn in International Student Enrollment

The number of international students entering United States colleges and universities fell 6.6 percent in the 2017-2018 academic year compared with the previous year’s...

Getting Down to Business

Business school deans talk ethics, demographics, curricula, and more INSIGHT Into Diversity recently spoke with deans of three distinctive U.S. business schools about some of...

Three Universities Create Distinctive Programming to Support Diverse Student Populations

Across the U.S., institutions of higher education must work to allocate resources and provide services to meet the evolving needs of their student populations....

University of Bridgeport School of Engineering Serves Large International Student Population

As one of the most ethnically and racially diverse institutions of higher education in the U.S., the University of Bridgeport (UB) in Connecticut is...

Travel Ban Has Limited Effect on International Students Coming to U.S.,...

Despite concerns over the potential effects of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on higher education, international students have continued to express interest in studying...

Private Universities Provide Services and Support for Diverse Students to Thrive

As colleges and universities have begun to experience an evolution in the makeup of their student bodies — with incoming classes more diverse now...

A Celebration of Nationalities

Caldwell University international students and alumni (from left to right) Jefferson Daley from Jamaica, Enrico Freitag from Germany, Pradiptee Lama from Nepal, Fritz Meister...

Kennesaw State Develops Successful Students Via Exposure to Diverse Cultures

Diversity Champions exemplify an unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion throughout their campus communities, across academic programs, and at the highest administrative levels. INSIGHT Into...

Banned: What Happens When International Students No Longer Feel Welcome on...

If Cyrus Namdar had known that a newly inaugurated President Donald Trump would issue an executive order banning all immigrants from Iran, Syria, Yemen,...

UMass Lowell Builds Inclusive Community Through Intentionality

As chancellor of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Lowell, Jacqueline Moloney, EdD, understands that when it comes to diversity and inclusion, the best results...

Scholarship Offers Syrian Women Opportunity to Pursue Higher Education

It’s estimated that between 100,000 and 200,000 Syrian youth have been displaced from higher education since 2011 as a result of the conflict in...

Online Index Helps Students Find Most Culturally Diverse Global Campuses

A new online tool helps international students and those seeking to study abroad choose the best campus based on their preferences. With the new...

International Students Provide Colleges a Mutually Beneficial Relationship

As state legislatures continue to slash spending on higher education and colleges and universities face continually declining enrollment, more institutions are turning their attention...

Disparities, Shortages Still Exist in STEM Pipeline, Studies Show

The number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents earning graduate degrees in STEM fields fell 5 percent between 2008 and 2014, while the number...

Institutions Go Beyond Recruitment to Support and Retain International Students

International students are streaming onto American college campuses in unprecedented numbers. However, many of them face significant financial and academic hurdles as they advance...