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The 2017 Open Doors Report shows a 3.4% increase in the number of international students coming to the U.S for higher education: 1,078,822 international students enrolled in United States higher education institutions in 2016/17 compared to 1,043,839 students in 2015/16. International students represent just over 5.3% of the more than 20 million students enrolled in U.S. higher education. China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada are the top five places of origin of international students in the U.S.

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According to a recent Politico article, the Trump administration may be considering spending less than what Congress has issued. While no evidence exists that this is a deliberate action, the administration has been slow to disburse funds. Specifically, Secretary of State Tillerson has failed to spend funds allocated to fight Russian and terrorist propaganda and has attempted to freeze fellowships for women and minorities.

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The British Council released the 2nd volume of their The Shape of Global Higher Education report. This version, released a year after the original, includes results from 12 additional countries as well as frames the results differently to aid higher education institutions rather than only national policy makers.

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University World News recently compared two surveys describing the trend of international student admission yields to U.S. colleges and universities. The surveys were conducted in response to widespread concern in the education industry of how recent developments in U.S. visa and immigration policy could affect international enrollment.

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On Monday, June 26, the Supreme Court granted partial approval for President Trump’s second Executive Order issued in March, which stopped the inflow of refugees for 120 days and blocked travel for 90 days from six countries: Yemen, Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, and Somalia.

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In a recent Politico article, retired Admiral Mike Mullen and retired General James Jones make a case for global engagement and international aid, urging Congress not to accept the Trump administration’s proposed FY2018 budget, specifically the 32% cut to the Department of State and USAID accounts. They warn:

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During this week’s House State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing on the administration’s FY2018 budget request for the Department of State, Pennsylvania Congressman Charlie Dent (R) voiced his strong support for educational and cultural exchange programs and expressed concern about the 55% cut to exchange program funding proposed by the Trump administration for FY2018.

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Educational and cultural exchange programs were mentioned twice during a hearing of the Senate State-Foreign Operations (SFOPS) Appropriations Subcommittee this week. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appeared before the committee to review the administration’s FY2018 budget request for the U.S. Department of State.

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A new report, National K-12 Foreign Language Enrollment Survey Report, provides a comprehensive update on the state of K-12 and K-16 foreign language enrollment data in the United States, where more than 21 percent of households speak a language other than English at home.

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The Trump administration’s proposed FY2018 budget, released on May 23, includes a 55% cut to Educational and Cultural Exchange Programs compared to the $634 million funding level provided in the FY2017 omnibus bill that was passed and

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