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China: U.S. Universities in China Emphasize Academic Freedom but Face Internet Censorship and Other Challenges
GAO-16-757: Published: Aug 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2016.
View Chinese version of Highlights (PDF, 1 page).What GAO FoundThe 12 U.S. universities GAO reviewed generally reported receiving support for their institutions in China from Chinese government entities and universities, with limited funding from U.S. government agencies and other donors. Universities reported contributions from Chinese provincial and local governments and from partner universitie...
Student and Exchange Visitor Program: DHS Needs to Assess Risks and Strengthen Oversight of Foreign Students with Employment Authorization
GAO-14-356: Published: Feb 27, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2014.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has not identified or assessed fraud or noncompliance risks posed by schools that recommend and foreign students approved for optional practical training (OPT), in accordance with DHS risk management guidance. ICE's Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) officials consider OPT to be a low...
Student and Exchange Visitor Program: DHS Needs to Take Actions to Strengthen Monitoring of Schools
GAO-12-895T: Published: Jul 24, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2012.
In summary, we reported that ICE does not have a process to identify and assess risks posed by schools in SEVP. Specifically, SEVP (1) does not evaluate program data on prior and suspected instances of school fraud and noncompliance, and (2) does not obtain and assess information from CTCEU and ICE field office school investigations and outreach events. Moreover, weaknesses in ICEs monitorin...
Higher Education: Approaches to Attract and Fund International Students in the United States and Abroad
GAO-09-379: Published: Apr 30, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2009.
Following September 11, 2001, the number of international students coming to the United States dropped for the first time in over 30 years. While enrollments have rebounded, the U.S. image has declined in the Muslim world and elsewhere. To improve global attitudes toward America, the U.S. government funds higher education for international students to facilitate exchanges, promote understanding am...
Higher Education: United States' and Other Countries' Strategies for Attracting and Funding International Students
GAO-08-878T: Published: Jun 19, 2008. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2008.
In the years following September, 11, 2001, the United States experienced its first drop in the number of international students coming to the United States in over 30 years. The United States tightened its immigration policy during this time, which may have made it more difficult for foreign nationals, including international students, to apply for a visa and, subsequently may have fueled the per...
Higher Education: Challenges in Attracting International Students to the United States and Implications for Global Competitiveness
GAO-07-1047T: Published: Jun 29, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2007.
More international students obtain a higher education in the United States than in any other country, and they make valuable contributions while they are here. For those students returning home after their studies, such exchanges support federal public diplomacy efforts and can improve understanding among nations. International students have earned about one-third or more of all U.S. degrees at bo...
Highlights of a GAO Forum: Global Competitiveness: Implications for the Nation's Higher Education System
GAO-07-135SP: Published: Jan 23, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2007.
The United States has long been one of the most desired higher education destinations for international students. Students from other countries bring needed skills to the increasingly knowledge-based U.S. economy, build bridges between the United States and their own countries, and make other valuable contributions. Yet recent trends and changes after September 11, 2001, have raised concerns about...
Higher Education: Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Programs and Related Trends
GAO-06-114: Published: Oct 12, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2005.
The United States has long been known as a world leader in scientific and technological innovation. To help maintain this advantage, the federal government has spent billions of dollars on education programs in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields for many years. However, concerns have been raised about the nation's ability to maintain its global technological compet...
Federal Research Grants: Compensation Paid to Graduate Students at the University of California
OSI-99-8: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the use of federal research and development grant funds by the University of California system in its payments to graduate student researchers (GSR), focusing on whether: (1) the compensation paid to GSRs was in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-21; (2) foreign students were recei...
U.S. and Soviet Bloc Training of Latin American and Caribbean Students: Considerations in Developing Future U.S. Programs
NSIAD-84-109: Published: Aug 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1984.
GAO undertook a study to determine: (1) past and present trends in the level of U.S. government and Soviet bloc scholarships and training in the Latin American and Caribbean region; and (2) kinds of training offered, types of individuals targeted, and methods of recruiting employed by the United States and Soviet bloc governments.GAO found that, over the past two decades, Soviet bloc countries hav...