Internationalization and International Students

The internationalization of higher education is the intentional process of developing curriculum and co-curricular experiences that integrate frameworks, content, research, and lived experiences from multiple nation-states. Internationalization also includes the flow of students to and from a particular country and is influenced by multiple forces. In many countries, higher education institutions (HEIs) believe in the educational benefits of receiving international students, defined as those who are required to have a nonimmigrant visa to study in another country, and many have now also come to rely on the tuition revenue generated from this demographic.

This entry examines internationalization and international students in the United States—the host to the largest number of international students—and also draws upon examples and trends throughout the world. The entry looks at key ...

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