Recent Publications

New Frontiers: U.S. Students Pursuing Degrees AbroadNew Frontiers: U.S. Students Pursuing Degrees Abroad, a new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE), presents findings from a 2-year analysis of key destinations and fields of study of U.S. students who choose to pursue degree programs abroad. The Survey on U.S. Students Enrolled Overseas in Degree-Seeking Programs was administered from May-April 2013 by IIE, the U.S. partner and Secretariat for Project Atlas®, a global network of 27 country and research partners collaborating on data collection and research in student mobility. Data on U.S. degree students was received for 14 countries from Project Atlas partners representing four world regions: Asia, Europe, Oceania, and North America. The countries that submitted data include the largest host of U.S. degree-seeking students, the United Kingdom, and a dozen other countries that host 100 or more U.S. degree-seeking students.


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U.S. Students in China: Meeting the Goals of the 100,000 Strong InitiativeU.S. Students in China: Meeting the Goals of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a new report from IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research with support from the Ford Foundation, presents findings from a pilot study to capture the full breadth of U.S. student participation in education abroad activities in China. The study provides a baseline against which to assess progress of the 100,000 Strong Initiative and discusses the extent to which higher education institutions are able to measure and report the full range of education abroad activities undertaken by their students.


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U.S. Students Degree Programs Overseas Mobility Project Atlas Bhandari Higher EducationU.S. Students in Overseas Degree Programs: Key Destinations and Fields of Study, a new report made possible through the collaboration of 13 Project Atlas partners including the Institute of International Education (IIE), presents findings from the first-ever survey on U.S. students pursuing full degrees abroad at the postsecondary level, their specific level of study, and their chosen field of study. The information on U.S. degree students pursuing degrees abroad complements data reported in Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange on U.S. students who receive academic credit for study abroad from institutions in the U.S., and helps to complete the picture of outbound postsecondary mobility in the United States.


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Student Mobility and the Internationalization of Higher EducationOver the last decade, the number of students studying outside of their home country grew at an unprecedented rate. While most of the traditional host countries are seeing the numbers of international students continue to rise, newly emerging hosts in the developing world have entered the compoetitive higher education market and are re-mapping the unidirectional flow of global talent. This book is a compilation of reports on student mobility trends and internationalization policies in six world regions. It includes the latest data on inbound and outbound students in 17 countries and highlights national and institutional strategies for internationalizing higher education.

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Project Atlas is a collaborative research and data-sharing initiative focused on collecting and disseminating accurate data on student mobility and examining the broader global implications of student migration.

UK International Education Strategy: Global Growth and Prosperity
August 2013
A new UK policy paper sets out how government and the education sector will build on UK strengths to take advantage of global opportunities.

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International Student Survey 2012 Overview Report
April 2013
International Student Survey 2012 is an overview report on satisfaction of international students studying in Australia.

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Australia – Educating Globally
February 2013
Advice from the International Education Advisory Council.

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Do international students of higher education stay in Finland after graduation?
November 2012
This issue of Facts Express publication takes a look at statistics from Statistics Finland to see what happens to international students once they graduate and to what extend they remain in Finland.

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Faktaa - Facts and Figures 1b/2012: Internationality as part of higher education studies
September 2012
This publication presents the key findings of a survey by CIMO on how to support the internationalization of students in higher education and how to infuse an international dimension into the degree programmes.

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Education at a Glance 2012: OECD Indicators
September 2012
Annual report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development covers the topics of international student mobility in tertiary education.

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On the Cognitive Benefits of Cultural Experience: Exploring the Relationship between Studying Abroad and Creative Thinking
July 2012
A research article, published in the journal Applied Cognitive Psychology, explores the effects of studying abroad on students’ creativity.

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Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses: 2012 Edition
June 2012
A report by American Council on Education provides information and analysis of internationalization at American higher education institutions.

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The United States Education Guidebook
April 2012
A guide prepared by the Australian Education International, North America for the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research, and Tertiary Education provides an overview of the education sector in the U.S.

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US Employer Perceptions of University Degrees earned in the United Kingdom
December 2011
A study presented by the British Council, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and Ipsos Public Affairs.

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Fndings from the 2012 CGS International Graduate Admissions Survey
November 2011
The annual report is prepared by the Council of Graduate Schools.

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