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.
How Increasing Economic Diversity Among International Students Benefits Higher Education Institutions
Prioritizing economic diversity as well a diversity of home country can help institutions maintain a rich international mix of students in a difficult recruitment environment.
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.
The Article 26 Backpack was developed as a new human rights tool to help ensure refugees’ academic and employment mobility. A look at how the backpack helps young people displaced by conflict in Syria.
There is a symbiotic relationship between international relations and international education that cannot be ignored. When international affairs are relatively stable, it can be easy to forget this relationship. However, during times of turbulence, the effects can be drastic.