University Officials In North Texas Talk About Why Foreign Student Enrollment Is Down

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Recent headlines, like the Trump administration’s efforts to ban travelers from certain countries, have raised questions in education circles about whether U.S. politics are having an impact on foreign student enrollment at American universities. 

I spoke with KERA's managing editor Eric Aasen about a recent international enrollment report and what local university officials are saying.

The enrollment study

In a new report called “Open Doors” by the Institute...

Freshmen hope to end UNT’s NCAA drought

Fri, May 15, 2015 - 11:48pm

By Brett Vito 

Arriving in a new country with a whole different culture isn’t what Thomas Rosenmueller remembers most about the adjustment process when he arrived at North Texas last fall.

Playing with new teammates and under the direction of a new golf coach didn’t make as much of a lasting impression, either.

Stepping off the plane from England into the blast furnace of the Texas summer for the first time?

That’s what the German native remembers.

“It’s pretty different coming from Europe where there is bad weather to here, where it’s over 90 for eight straight weeks,” Rosenmueller said. “...

2016’s Best & Worst States for Women

Wed, Mar 2, 2016 - 8:00am

Not every woman aspires to glass-slipper dreams. Some prefer instead to shatter the proverbial glass ceiling — and countless have. Today, we celebrate women for their independence and remarkable strides in society. Many have risen to the top as industry pioneers, government leaders, world-class athletes and heads of their own households, among other important roles to which historically tight gender standards limited their reach or imagination.

But even as women outnumber men in all but nine states today,...

Texas colleges surge in popularity among foreign students

Thu, Jan 21, 2016 - 8:00am

AUSTIN - Yujin Cho won admission to Purdue University’s doctoral physics program, but she did some research before leaving South Korea and decided that West Lafayette, Indiana, sounded too remote.

Cho, 26, instead chose the University of Texas, where classes resumed this week. She admitted to being surprised by the Austin landscape when she arrived.

“I expected cactus, not green things. I was impressed," she said.

Now a third-year graduate student, Cho is among a fast-growing number of students who travel from homes overseas to study in places they've only imagined in the United States.


Hospitality student named finalist for international award

Tue, Nov 17, 2015 - 11:30pm

UNT graduate student Althea Johnson is one of eight finalists for the Hyatt Student Prize, an award that recognizes students across the globe who plan to enter hospitality.

Johnson is enrolled in UNT’s master’s program for international sustainable tourism. She is the only finalist from North America.

The winner is scheduled to be announced Dec. 3 during an award ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel in France.