In today’s globalized world the U.S. “cannot afford not to be connected” and exchanges are not only “one of the best ways” to become and remain connected, but “more than earn their investment,” Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine noted at Drake University earlier this week.
International students differ and so do their information-seeking behavior and school choices; U.S. higher education institutions therefore must reach out to and communicate with prospective international students in different ways, a new report by World Education Services (WES) found.
Following a 9 per cent increase from 2010 to 2011, international graduate student admissions at U.S. colleges and universities have increased by yet another 9 per cent from 2011 to 2012, according to the latest report by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) released earlier this week.
Exchange and study abroad opportunities provide young Vietnamese and their country with a bright future, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently noted in Hanoi, Vietnam, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Vietnam’s Fulbright Program.
Study abroad and cultural experience boost creativity, according to a new study by scholars at the University of Florida, Gainesville, that was recently published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.
Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine expressed her wish to see more American students studying and interning in India, in a recent interview with Forbes India. The Department of State is planning to increase the number of U.S. students in India (currently 3,300) to 15,000 in five years through its Passport to India initiative.
Talking about how to achieve this ambitious goal, Sonenshine said:
A recent The Hill article focusing on international students pursuing an American education featured the exchange experience of several prominent politicians, including Argentina’s Ambassador to the United States Jorge Argüello and Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United States Elin Suleymanov.
People-to-people relationships between the citizens of the U.S. and India, forged in part through educational and cultural exchanges, lie at the heart of the U.S.-India partnership, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine and Indian Ambassador to the United States Nirupama Rao agreed in a recent web chat moderated by Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Ambassador Robert Blake.
As the popular European Erasmus program celebrates its 25th anniversary, it “is being hailed as one of the success stories of European integration,” and in the words of Italian writer Umberto Eco “has created the first generation of young Europeans,” the New York Times recently wrote.
On various occasions during her recent travels to Southeast Asia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton underlined how important people-to-people exchanges are to building close ties between the United States and South-East Asian countries.
Speaking at the U.S.-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Clinton expressed the U.S.’ commitment to deepening our “people-to-people engagement,” explaining that: