The Value of International Education
Where would we be without our international students? And not students as commodities or numbers making up quotas. But where would we be without the value of our wonderful international student population? We would have less cross-cultural understanding. Less global thinking. Less connectivity. We are indebted to them for reaching out across cultures and languages; they are engaged, curious, resilient — all qualities we need as we move forward globally. Even though we’re in the middle of a crazy and challenging time, let’s not forget the students — they're why we’re here, and they’re incredibly valuable.
Want to hear what international students have been sharing recently?
Check out their Instagram Live conversations. →
Effects of Possible WeChat Ban
Are you concerned or confused by the announcement of President Trump’s WeChat ban last week? First, if it’s actually implemented, it won’t go into effect for another 45 days. Secondly, it will most likely face legal challenges, which will also create delays. And finally, if you have a WeChat account through Study in the USA, our WeChat accounts run in China, not through the U.S. So they will not be subject to a U.S. ban.
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Facebook and Instagram Live
Student Sessions is a weekly program that connects current and prospective international students with universities and peers. All sessions will be recorded for viewing after the live broadcast.
Monday, August 17 at 9AM on Facebook Live
Tracy Koslowski of The University of Mississippi discussed “Navigating the Many Program Options at a Large U.S. University.”
Tuesday, August 18 at 9AM on Facebook Live
Karen Eden of St. Ambrose University talked about “The International Admissions Process.”
Watch the Facebook re-broadcasts on our page. →
“At that moment, I thought everything was finished and I just had to accept it … but something unexpected happened! I started taking the online classes, and I began to feel that I was not so alone, I was not so far away, I was still sharing with my teachers and friends and everything changed.”
—Claudia Conejeros from Chile was studying at the University of Florida ELI this spring when she was forced to return home and complete her program online. Read her post about it here.