Author Archives: Keith Clausen

Google Trends Shows US Recruitment Problem, and Canada’s Gain

Canada’s success in recruiting international students over the past few years, and the corresponding struggles in the US, have been well documented and much discussed.  There’s also been a lot of speculation and study of the reasons for the divergent … Continue reading

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Healthcare Reform Update, for International Students and Scholars

Following the manic scramble by the House and Senate, urged on by President Trump, to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (also called the ACA or Obamacare), and the failure of those efforts it’s now a good time to … Continue reading

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China’s Economic Slowdown, and its Impact on Chinese Students Coming to the US

There can be no doubt that China’s miraculous economic boom is slowing. Miraculous, because China’s economy has grown over 10% per year for the past 20 years, according to official government data, an amazing feat, particularly for such a large … Continue reading

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International Education Pick of the Week – 11 April 2014

This week we our international education pick of the week focuses attention right in our own backyard – international students and campus internationalization in Florida.  According to the Open Doors Report, Florida ranks 7th as far as hosting international students, … Continue reading

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International Education Pick of the Week – 21 March 2014

One of the best and most inspiring parts of international education is the opportunity to exchange with people from around the world, regardless of the official relations between the respective countries.  The Open Doors Report shows international students in the … Continue reading

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International Education Pick of the Week – 28 February 2014

We talk a lot about recruiting international students, and follow closely developments on the use of agents, technology and other fast-moving trends.  But this week we’ll discuss a trend in international education recruitment we’ve noticed over the past couple years, … Continue reading

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International Education Pick of the Week – 31 January 2014

A month into the new year, we finally have the first International Education Pick of the Week of 2014.  I wish there was a better excuse than new year malaise and a busy January, but I couldn’t come up with … Continue reading

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International Education Pick of the Week – 6 December 2013

Coming out of a late Thanksgiving that leaves a very short window to Christmas, I’m sure many of you share the feeling that you can’t waste a minute for the next three weeks.  Holidays are wonderful, but they can be … Continue reading

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International Education Pick of the Week – 22 November 2013

In an earlier International Education Pick of the Week post, we previewed International Education Week 2013 and some of the main news and activities we could expect during that week.  So now with IEW 2013 behind us (except for our … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act and J1 Participants in Non-Student Categories

The ACA and J1 Participants The quick answer to the question “Do J1 participants in the US need to have ACA qualifying coverage?” – is in almost all cases, no. International students on J1 visas are exempt from the ACA … Continue reading

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