As we contemplate learner outcomes for Liberal Education at FHSU, one question has been raised several times: how do provide a liberal education to all our students- not only to our native Kansans, and not only to our on-campus students, but to our international students as well?
According to a new report by the Institute of International Education and backed by the State Department:
“In 2014/15, there were 88,874 more international students enrolled in U.S. higher education compared to the previous year. India, China and Brazil account for most of the growth in international students on U.S. campuses. While China remains the top country of origin of international students in the U.S., increasing by 11 percent to 304,040, India’s growth outpaced China’s this year, with students from India increasing by 29.4 percent to a record high of 132,888.”
In FHSU’s mission statement, we are striving to “develop engaged global citizen-leaders”. How do we account for the changing demographics of our students to provide the best liberal education, creating forward thinking, world-ready leaders?
Open Doors 2015: International Students in the U.S. Up Ten Percent to Nearly One Million; Highest Rate of Growth in 35-Years; Increases Reported in 44 States. Study Abroad by American Students Picks Up Momentum