In the summer of 2016, we launched a study to explore emerging best practices in international fundraising among universities, colleges, and independent schools. Educational institutions have experienced a dramatic uptick in international student enrollment over the past few decades. This trend continues to grow, with the number of international students in the U.S. reaching a record high of 1,043,839 in the 2015-2016 academic year.
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Academic institutions have experienced a dramatic increase in matriculation of students from
around the world as our economy and society have globalized in the last few decades. According to the Open Doors Report on International Exchange, the number of international students in the U.S. reached a record high of 1,043,839 in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Economic and cultural globalization has made American philanthropy an undeniably international affair. Nowhere is this more visible than in academic institutions, where the continued exponential growth of international student enrollment from countries like China, India, Hong Kong, South Korea, and many others has changed educational culture and the fundraising environment that supports it.