How to Recruit International Students in 2018

How to recruit international students in 2018.

No there is no typo in the headline of this article. I believe
that because of the referendum in the UK, and the election
results in the U.S., many international students in 2017 will
walk away from both countries and consider others, like
Australia, Canada and China for their undergraduate and
graduate education. Already there are signs that the Indian
market, looking for stability and a pathway to employment
after graduation, are seeking alternatives to studying in the
UK and U.S.
In his most recent book, Thank You for Being Late the
New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman, quotes Lin
Wells who teaches strategy at the national Defense
University and who describes three ways of looking at
problems: inside the box, outside the box, and thinking
“without a box.”
This blog post, and the one that follows, is my attempt to
look at future international student recruiting “without a
box.” My recommendation is for international college and
university deans and recruiters to begin now to
strategically plan for recruiting international students in
To begin, I suggest you research new opportunities. Read
everything you can on the geopolitical and economic
changes taking place around the world because sooner or
later these changes will impact international student
mobility. My research includes reading The Economist, Ian
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About Marguerite Dennis

Marguerite Dennis has been recruiting internationally for over 25 years, first at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and then at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. During that time she was responsible for establishing a branch campus for Suffolk University in Dakar, Senegal and Madrid, Spain. Marguerite increased the international student population at Suffolk University by 193% from 1993 to 2011 and increased the number of study abroad programs by 135%, from 20 to 47. She monitored the recruitment programs for Suffolk University in 20 countries and hired a network of 10 international educational consultants. She signed agreements in Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Germany, Mexico, France and Argentina.

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