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9/11, Lehman, Trump: 17 Years & 3 Shockwaves

VU International News and Reviews No. 112 May 7 2018

October 2019

In an article published by the Berkeley Center for Studies in Higher Education, Rahul Choudaha from StudyPortals analyses the major trends in international student mobility towards the US since 2001. He attributes dropping numbers in 1999-2006 to the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and the ensuing “war on terror” (reducing student interest). The robust growth of 44% between 2006 and 2013, he attributes to the global financial crisis (increasing US recruitment efforts). The slowdown in international enrolment that he projects, is attributed in the article both to increasing competition by English-taught programmes elsewhere and to what he euphemistically calls the new world order – probably meaning Trump.

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