Thursday, July 13, 2017

Trump's immigration rhetoric and policies impact international student enrollment at Iowa colleges


Iowa universities facing drop in international enrollment.  (Des Moines Register, 7/12/2017)
"Recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, including international students, is so integral to the University of Iowa that it is part of the university’s strategic plan," said Jeneane Beck, a UI spokeswoman. "Providing a variety of perspectives and experiences enriches the educational experience for all students and better prepares them for the future."  
 About 300 incoming international students are projected to arrive in Iowa City in August, said Lee Seedorff, senior associate director of UI International Student and Scholar Services. That's down from the 416 international first-years who arrived in Fall 2016 and the 602 in Fall 2015.

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