April 2012

Tara Sonenshine, former Executive Vice President of the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), was confirmed by the Senate last Thursday as the new Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R).

An increasing number of South Korean parents are sending their children to study in the U.S. at young ages, leading to a large number of “split families,” according to a recent AP article.

International graduate student applications to U.S. institutions for this coming fall have increased by 9 per cent compared to 2011, according to the recently released annual report of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS).

 U.S. university faculty are increasingly realizing that their students’ education “‘about’ the world must be supplemented with an effort to learn ‘with’ it,” iEARN-USA’s Director Emeritus Ed Gragert writes in a recent Huffington Post blog post.

Following her confirmation by the Senate last week, Tara Sonenshine was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs yesterday.

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► Following her nomination by President Obama last November and her confirmation by the Senate last week, Tara Sonenshine was sworn in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs yesterday.

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 The South Korean higher-education system is increasingly internationalizing, according to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education blog post.

“South Korean universities are pushing hard to make an even bigger impact in the world and, at least to judge by rankings, confidence levels and the state of their campuses, they are clearly succeeding.”

►  South Korea is internationalizing its higher ed system and pushing for more foreign students to study at its universities, according to a recent Chronicle of Higher Education blog post.

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