Senior Assistant Director, International Admissions – Luke Britt
This edited book brings together contributions from scholars in different international and educational contexts to take a critical look at the design and implementation of second language Study Abroad Research (SAR). Examining data sources and types, research paradigms and methods, and analytic approaches, the authors not only provide insight into the field as it currently stands, but also offer recommendations for future research, with the aim of revitalizing inquiry in the field of SAR. This book will be of interest to applied linguists, as well as educators and education scholars with an interest in researching international study.
International student enrollment in the post-World War II era of U.S. higher education appears to be a
remarkable success story. In the 2018–19 academic year, 1,095,299 international students enrolled in U.S.
higher education institutions, doubling from 547,867 in 2000–01. The rise in international student enrollment numbers has been largely driven by students from upper-middle income countries. That enrollment has increased fivefold in the last 20 years—from just under 50,000 in 2000–01 to almost 250,000 in 2012–13 (Ruiz 2014). In the same 20-year period, international students as a percentage of total U.S. student enrollment has grown steadily, rising from 3.6 percent in 2000–01 to 5.5 percent in 2018–19. The U.S. remains the leading destination for international students, who continue to rank its higher education system as the best in the world (IDP Education 2019). The presence of international students on college and university campuses has connected people, empowered individuals, brought together diverse cultural groups, and built diplomatic bridges between
the U.S. and other nations (Nye 2003).
The drive to promote American-style higher education is among the most longstanding and enduring features of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Since its earliest engagements in the region, the U.S. government has looked to American universities to promote Washington’s interests and values. This book analyzes how American universities in the Middle East relate to U.S. foreign policy and how this relationship has evolved amid shifting U.S. priorities through two world wars, the Cold War, and the War on Terrorism. American Universities in the Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy focuses on four sets of case studies: (1) The American University of Beirut; (2) The American University in Cairo; (3) American universities in Afghanistan and Iraq; and (4) Education City in Qatar.
At a time when policymakers are litigating core tenets of U.S. Middle East policy and new actors are entering the region’s higher education space, this book provides a resource to understand the geopolitical role of American universities in the Middle East.
Welcome to the first installment of a new Gateway series seeking to recognize institutions whose innovative strategies are advancing new directions in international learning and engagement. This first installment features Baylor University and how they have leveraged international education toward achieving R1 status.
Director of Education Abroad – Tommy Ward
Gateway International Search assists the University of Tulsa in recruiting Dr. Vivian Wang as Vice Provost for Global Engagement.
Following an extensive international search that included a highly competitive pool, we are pleased to announce the recruitment of Dr. Vivian Wang as the next vice provost for global engagement at the University of Tulsa. She will begin her new position on September 1, 2022. Reporting to Provost George Justice, Vivian will lead and manage […]
Vice Chancellor, Global Experiential Pathways – Amy Stevens
Vice President of Marketing and Communications – Nara de Sá Guimarães
Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Vice President for International Initiatives – Daniel Harper