International Education Number One Priority for US State Department

A recent article from PIE News (Professionals in International Education) highlighted the US’s commitment to having international students in the US.

US assistant secretary of state for ECA, Marie Royce, has promised to do more to support the sector, saying, “We cannot continue with business as usual any longer. We must step up our game.” International education is the number one priority for the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, she underlined.

Her deputy, Caroline Casagrande, confirmed that “additional resources” have been secured to promote outbound and inbound study abroad, as they used the IIE Summit in New York City to speak directly to the sector.

In a rousing address, Royce endorsed different routes to US education, noting that a community college or 2+2 route was a viable options open to those without deep pockets.

“Seeing more international students enroll into US colleges and universities is the number one priority for our bureau,” Royce told delegates.

Read the full PIE News article here.

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