ACE Releases Three New Resources on International Education
Published: July 29, 2019

​​​​​ACE recently published three new papers covering international perspectives on attainment and inclusion, international student funding, and Intensive English Programs (IEPs). 

The first is the spring 2019 edition of International Briefs for Higher Education​ Leaders, a publication created by ACE and the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College aimed at senior university executives who need a quick but incisive perspective on international issues and trends. This edition examines attainment and inclusion in higher education in various countries, from Colombia to Malaysia to South Africa. Read the full issue here

The other two are short papers that are part of a series of Insights exploring key topics in internationalization and global engagement. The series is aimed at institutions to inform their decision-making around programs and policies.

International Student Funding: Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid provides an overview of the costs associated with being an international student attending college in the United States. It also addresses how international students meet those costs when not eligible for federal financial aid and how their ability to pay may or may not affect admission. One point of interest is data from ACE’s Mapping Internationalization on U.S. Campuses study showing an increase in other types of aid that institutions are providing to their international students. 

Intensive English Programs: Questions and Considerations​ is an informative guide to full-time English education programs geared towards non-native English speakers that are often run by colleges and universities or in partnership with them. It addresses such questions as what exactly these programs are, why students enroll in them, and how institutions can support such students. For institutions considering launching an IEP, it also details how IEPs can benefit their institution and what to take into consideration when making that decision.