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International Students in Colleges and Universities

Globalization processes are bringing people from around the world into closer contact with each other now more than in any other time in human history.

The rapid pace of international economic, cultural, and social exchange associated with globalization defines the era in which we live. Institutions of higher education act as major hubs for global flows of people and ideas. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a multinational think tank that tracks international educational trends, each year more than 3 million students attend colleges and universities outside of their home countries. Given the large and growing number of international students worldwide, as well as the effects of globalization on education and society, international students should be included as part of discussions about ...

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