Exchanges in the media

An increasing number of British students are looking to study outside of the U.K., particularly in continental Europe, according to a recent article in The Telegraph. British Council data suggest that a third of British students are considering studying outside of the UK, The Telegraph writes.

A new report compiled by the Forum on Education Abroad finds that college students studying abroad are less likely to die than their peers studying on U.S. campuses. The report, featured in a recent article in Inside Higher Ed, sought to compare the general risk faced by U.S.

International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants are contributing to U.S. counter-terrorism efforts through the State Department’s P2P: Challenging Extremism initiative, according to a recent article in Vice News.

In an effort to increase the diversity of its grantees, the Fulbright Program is increasing engagement with its alumni, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

International education experts agree that one-on-one conversations provide the best opportunity for underrepresented students to learn about the program, The Chronicle notes:

A consortium of U.S. colleges and universities are providing an alternative to violent extremism by creating opportunities for Syrian university students to finish their studies in the U.S., according to a recent article in the Chicago Monitor.

U.S. student interest and enrollment in study abroad programs has not waned in spite of the recent terrorist attacks abroad, the Boston Globe reports.

The “students generally accept that security risks don’t necessarily increase beyond the U.S. borders,” the Boston Globe notes, adding that violent acts have occurred within U.S. borders for decades:

U.S. community colleges are welcoming more students from across the globe, resulting in an increased internationalization of their campuses, according to recent reports from the New York Times and The PIE News.

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Declining investment in exchange programs with former Soviet countries and Russian language instruction has contributed to a “shortage of Russia experts” in the U.S., according to a recent article in the Washington Post.

The article notes growing concerns that the U.S. lacks the ability to adequately assess and understand Russian foreign policy:

After studying at U.S. colleges and universities, Chinese students view themselves as more open-minded and idealistic, according to a recent article in Foreign Policy.

Chinese students studying in the U.S. graduate with a more positive view of both the U.S. and China, according to a recent article in Foreign Policy.

The data, coming from the publication’s own survey, show that after studying in the U.S., 60 per cent of respondents had more positive views of the U.S. and 55 per cent reported gaining a more positive view of China.

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