NAFSA research on landscape of pathway partnerships with DrEducation

We at DrEducation are pleased to undertake a commissioned research for NAFSA on an emerging trend of recruiting international students through Pathway partnerships.

[Update: Final research report is available for download from NAFSA website]

The process of considering and implementing pathway partnerships has implications for campus stakeholders in different roles, including recruitment and admissions, academic services, and related support services.

In the first phase, the research analyzed publicly available data of 45 higher education institutions partnering with eight pathway providers. A working definition was developed along with a broad typology of pathway providers. The research examined key characteristics of institutions engaged in pathway relationships.

The next phase of the research will examine the complexity and diversity of decision-making processes related to pathway partnerships by taking a deeper dive into rationales, considerations and experiences of international educators.

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I will be presenting two interactive sessions at NAFSA conference in Denver to discuss the findings:

  • Soundstage Thursday, June 02 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Room: CCC, Hall A,
  • NAFSA Pavilion Tuesday, May 31 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Room: CCC, Hall A
Landscape of Pathway Partnerships in the US universities and colleges for international student enrollment


Dr. Rahul Choudaha