Briefing Paper

Fondness and Frustration: The Impact of American Higher Education on Foreign Students with Special Reference to the Case of Brazil

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The most powerful impression from this case study was the significant impact of American higher education upon Brazilian society. The gainers from the American training include virtually all who participate. 

These gains are worthy of systematic categorization. The findings of this report demonstrate that education in the United States leaves an indelible imprint on Brazilian students; not only through the specific knowledge acquired, but also through the assimilation of a powerful culture. Creativity, innovation, competition, competence, objectivity, freedom to express one's views and to choose a rational rather than an emotional approach to problems all are words and phrases which appear in the responses of those interviewed.



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