International Recruitment : Managing the Message in Challenging Times

IIE took part in a webinar hosted by AACRAO that shared results of international admissions survey and shared best practices for international education professionals to address concerns and encourage accepted students to enroll.

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The new political climate in the U.S. has required international higher education professionals to rise above the rhetoric to assuage the concerns of their international student populations, both on campus and in their prospect pool. A recent inter-association survey indicated that international student recruitment professionals report hearing a great deal of concern from students and families all over the globe; 77% of institutions reported concerns about their Fall 2017 yield. This webinar shared data on regional patterns of areas of concern as well as leading practices for international education professionals to address concerns and maximize yield.

Presenters:

Dr. Matthew Beatty, Director of International Recruitment & Admissions, Concordia College

Peggy Blumenthal, Senior Counselor to the President, IIE

Jennifer Dewar, Senior Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Washington University in St. Louis

Amy Rader Kice, Director of International Admissions, St. Edward's University

Ffiona Rees, Senior Associate Director of Admission, UCLA

Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director, AACRAO

Additional resources:

A coalition of five higher education associations, led by AACRAO, launched an inter-association member survey in February 2017.

Full report: International Applicants for Fall 2017- Institutional & Applicant Perceptions