Student mobility around the world has become a trend that improves learning as well as contributes significant economic benefit to those countries where students flow. The latest UNESCO Institute for Statistics tabulation documents continued growth in the total number of students as well as wider distribution across the countries that host them. Greater mobility, and the benefits this brings to students and our institutions, may be in jeopardy due to political shifts in key countries around the world.
What are your thoughts?
How are shifting national/regional politics impacting the experience of students who pursue their tertiary studies outside their home country?
Regardless of the external political environment, what can be done to cultivate a more welcoming environment in our institutions?
For background blog posts that track trends and implications in general student affairs & services go to Global Student Affairs.