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Patricia Chow

2 total blog posts
  • The U.S. and Australia: Learning From Each Other

    By: Patricia Chow on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    The United States, the United Kingdom and Australia are the three primary English-speaking destinations of international students worldwide. Among the three, Australia has the most centralized, proactive international education policies and, arguably, the most highly developed international student data collection system in the world.

  • The G7 of Open Doors

    By: Patricia Chow on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    Did you know? Throughout the 62 year history of Open Doors, only seven places have been the #1 place of origin of international students.

    Canada, our northern neighbor, held the title for the first 23 years of the report (1949-1971), the most of any place of origin. These days, over 27,000 Canadians cross the border to pursue higher education in the United States. That is more than the 25,464 total international students from all places of origin that were studying in the United States in 1949, the first year of the Open Doors survey.

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Patricia Chow is the Assistant Director of the Center for Academic Mobility Research at the Institute of International Education. She is also the editor and lead author of the annual Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

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For more than nine decades, the Institute of International Education has been at the forefront of international education. The Opening Minds blog is IIE’s take on how this field continues to change. Here the Institute’s leaders will explore international educational exchange, global student mobility, institutional partnerships, international development, and other topics and trends that are shaping higher education around the world.


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