The Fight for International Ed in Turbulent Times


From losing the market share to losing global influence, the steady increase of international students studying in the United States has turned into a decline. Yet, the soft power and economic benefit of international education is vital now more than ever. We discuss the necessity of international education in our global economy, and why the work doesn’t stop when regimes change and student streams start to slow. Join us for a look at shifting language and the new era of international education.

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  1. Discuss the use of language when dealing with regime changes and continuing the fight for international pathways for education.
  2. Identify how sending and receiving students abroad creates international understanding and can create soft power and diplomatic pathways.
  3. Analyze the eroding market share of international education and how to overcome barriers for international students studying in the United States.



Elizabeth Holliday, Communications Director , Texas International Education Consortium

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  • Tags: diversity, international
  • Event: SXSW EDU
  • Format: Campfire
  • Track: Language Learning
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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