Before Hurricane Maria thrust Puerto Rico into the U.S. media spotlight for a few months, the island’s education system was already in dire straits. Puerto Rico now faces the closure of a third of its schools, and the most severe higher education budget cuts in U.S. history.
While we consider the important questions that are raised by the presence of Confucius Institutes on U.S. campuses – especially in the context of current White House “America First” rhetoric, policies, and personnel – it’s an opportune time to consider how Public Diplomacy through education has been used in the past.
What happens when international student interest in the U.S. dwindles, and how can administrators react? Those questions loom large at institutions throughout America. Nowhere is this more true than at institutions that are, like Kentucky, in the nation’s heartland.
Since early 2017, various iterations of a U.S. government travel ban that targets several Muslim-majority countries have affected international students at campuses across the country. WENR looks at practical supports for affected students.
How can institutions better prepare internationally educated nurses for successful integration into U.S. and Canadian employment markets?