International Academic Collaboration Under Siege

When students and professors from different countries collaborate, the quality of the university scholarship improves concomitantly. Yet, many international students, particularly Chinese students, are less sure if they can complete their studies at U.S. universities, given current travel bans and changes to U.S. foreign policy.  …as President Trump’s confrontation with Beijing over trade and security makes pursuing a U.S. education more difficult,…

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COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY CLOSURES

The University of Washington President, Ana Mari Cauce, announced today that all in-person courses at all University of Washington campuses will be suspended as of Monday, March 9 for the remainder of the quarter and until the beginning of Spring Quarter on March 30. Similarly, the President of Seattle University Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. also suspended in-person classes until the…

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College Study Abroad Closures Related to COVID-19

As the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues affecting people all over the world, educational plans are being disrupted. Study abroad programs are being suspended and students are unsure if they can make travel plans for summer cultural immersions.  Many different universities have recently announced plans to suspend current programs, and begin assisting students and staff in their travels back to the U.S.,…

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More about The Coronavirus & Schools

As CMC posted recently, college administrators have acted proactively and preemptively to inform their communities about the novel 2019-nCoV or coronavirus and how students and faculty can get assistance if needed. In discussions about the coronavirus with former CMC clients who are now college students, they report already recieving weekly email alerts about taking precautions, like reporting any illness immediately…

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Ahead of the Curve: December 3, 2013

From the News: Student Exchanges Between U.S. and Other Countries Rise to Record, New York Times November 17, 2013 College On The House, New York Times November 29, 2013 SF [San Francisco] Seeks Injunction to Stop CCSF [City College of San Francisco] Closure, San Francisco Chronicle November 25, 2013 From Our Clients: College Applications & Stuffing: just as the last…

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Guest Post: Cultural Musings

Many high school and college students intend to study abroad, with only vague notions of foreign escapades and intrigue, as a sort of extended tourist vacation.  Haven, a current New York University Sophomore and former Creative Marbles Consultancy client, agreed to share a more detailed picture for students wishing to live and study internationally, while she’s spending her Spring 2013 semester…

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“Study Abroad” May Not Mean What You Think

“Study abroad” in college can have multiple definitions.  Not every student will immerse themselves for a year at a foreign university, studying concepts in a foreign language.   Universities are expanding the range of opportunities to travel and study abroad, as well as varying the duration of programs.  Summers, spring breaks, semesters-long, month long trips between semesters are being organized and…

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Reverse Study Abroad: International Students in the U.S.

Before choosing a college in the U.S. understand not only the educational and academic experience, understand the social environment of the university and its location.  Understanding how the local community will support and incorporate international diversity can help students transition and focus on their academic pursuits. U.S. students consider the same issues when choosing colleges away from home.  Familiar restaurants,…

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Guest Post: Study Abroad from a Parent’s Perspective

By: Lisa Dalton, parent of a senior at the University of Oregon, and sophomore at Washington State University CMC Note: There are alternatives to “studying” abroad, including service projects that many universities arrange, as well. _______________________ If you are in the midst of college tours with your high school senior, or you have a student away at college with a…

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Study Abroad: Necessity or Privilege?

Study abroad isn’t simply an opportunity to travel and live in another country.  The immersion in a second (or third) culture and/or language can change a person’s views, values, and confidence–as the individual is literally transplanting themselves in a foreign location and learning to thrive.   Is study abroad or some international experience becoming necessary to be a responsible twenty-first century…

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