CANADIAN AND U.S GOVERNMENTS TAKE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
JUNE 1, 2020
"The Canadian government thinks international students should study at Canadian universities rather than in the United States," writes National Foundation for American Policy executive director Stuart Anderson. "Unfortunately for U.S. universities, so does the Trump administration." Anderson discusses the stark differences between the Canadian and American governments' approaches to international students, including their respective approaches to policy and willingness to be flexible on their behalf. "If Canada keeps the doors of its universities open for international students while American higher education institutions shut their doors," the author concludes, "then many of the world's most talented young people will learn to sing 'O Canada' rather than 'O say can you see."
I will follow the developments relative to international students with keen interest since I have the privilege of working with both Canadian and American Christian higher education institutions, all of whom work with international students.
Larry J. McKinney
Higher Education Consultant