“International-student recruitment will undoubtedly remain a priority in 2013 for American colleges and universities. China, of course, will continue to be a major focus of those efforts, in addition to new growth markets, like Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Venezuela. At the Institute, however, we have been working with American higher-education institutions to engage with other countries and regions in ways that go beyond student recruitment,” IIE President Allan Goodman writes for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s WorldWise blog.
“These countries and regions may not all be the obvious places to focus your institution’s attention, but we believe that truly international campuses should engage with the world in many different ways. The issues confronting today’s world require leaders with the ability to understand and address both local and global challenges,” he writes.