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Book: Six Steps to Success for International Students: Starting with Strengths and Opportunities

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Here is the summary of the recent book "From Departing to Achieving: Keys to Success for International Students in U.S. Colleges and Universities" by Ye He, Bryant L. Hutson, Michael J. Elliott and Jennifer L. Bloom. The book provides a strengths-based approach for international students to achieve their goals. 

Inevitably, international students experience a lot of differences as they embark on their academic journey in the United States. These differences may range from cultural norms, languages and dialects, to food, transportation, and daily routines. Many perceive these differences as gapsin knowledge or skills that need to be filled. International students often try to learn as quickly as possible from readings, peers, mentors, and advisors, but they may still feel like they are constantly playing the catch up game and can never be just like their American peers.

In the recent book titled “From Departing to Achieving: Keys to Success for International Students in U.S. …

Enrollment of international students in US universities and colleges up by 67 percent since 2001/02

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The data shows that between 2001/02 and 2014/15, the number of international students in the U.S. universities and colleges increased by 67% to reach nearly 975,000 students. This shows the post-9/11 resilience of the U.S. higher education institutions among international students.

Here are some of the highlights of the growth:

Five places of origin–China, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, and Vietnam–experienced a growth of over 100 percent. Only two places of origin–Taiwan and Japan–experienced a decline in enrollment. Top 10 places of origin for 2014/15 added 376,382 more international students as compared to 2001/02. 


The growth in international student enrollment was led by highly-ranked institutions which were already attracting a large number of international students. Here are the highlights:

Three universities–Arizona State University, Northeastern University and the University of California, Los Angeles–expanded international enrollment by over 200 percent.The University of Sout…

Online live webinar on leveraging technology for internationalization strategies

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DrEducation is pleased to partner with University World News to host a free webinar on “Embracing Technology for Global Engagement: A Leadership Challenge and Opportunity.” The live online webinar will take place on October 4, 2016 from 11am-12noon EDT or 4pm-5pm BST.

University World News is a leading online publication of news and analysis on global higher education. This webinar follows the success of the first online event on “Transnational Education: Growth at the Expense of Quality?” which received nearly 1,000 registrations.



Online education and internationalization have been rising as strategic priorities for many university leaders around the world. While online experiments like MOOCs, badging, blended learning are still early in their evolution, few institutions have taken an innovative approach to finding a synergy between technological innovations and their application in global engagement strategies. And, of those who attempted to engage globally through technology have ex…