Wither global universities? A list of resources on international student mobility

As another academic year draws to an end, we know many of you are feverishly planning for the next one, drawing up proposals and searching for the latest data available on mobility, trends, international happenings, etc. In that spirit, this blog is a quick semi-annotated list of resources on international student mobility: from enrollment management […]

From the Himalayan foothills to a Pennsylvania liberal arts college: an interview with Preeti Rajendran

An interview with Preeti Rajendran, Assistant Director of International Recruitment at Washington & Jefferson College and former college counselor at Woodstock School. She was interviewed by David Joiner. Can you tell us a bit about your background and how you got into college counseling? So, it’s a bit of an “all over the place” story. […]

What makes us different is how we connect: NAFSA session preview

Like most of you, each year I look forward to the process of preparing a recruitment plan; and over the past decade, I have had the opportunity to travel with many of the international admissions and recruitment staff from colleges and universities across the country to connect and engage international students. We reach out globally […]

3 ways to leverage your international recruitment tour

It’s late summer, with just about a month before that endless intercontinental flight to the tour gateway. Viewbooks: shipped. Visas: check. Immunizations: ouch! There is still time to think about how to best leverage your remaining weeks in-county to achieve your goals of building brand awareness, increasing applications, and enrolling best-fit students. Here are three […]

Does history matter?

Whitehead Park

A few years ago, in my previous position in the Office of the Vice Provost at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, I spoke to a group of students at High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University (西安交通大学附属中学) about a new pre-college summer program we were launching. Following the assembly, Principal Wang Peidong did something unexpected—she gave […]