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IU Facing Decline In Applications From International Students
Updated March 7, 2017 6:59 AM | Filed under: Education
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Administrators of graduate programs at Indiana University say they're seeing a decline in applications from international students.

The Herald Times reports that global economic trends, as well as changes in individual fields, were often cited as reasons for the decline.

IU's Maurer School of Law Assistant Dean Lesley Davis says people are concerned and rethinking plans to come to the United States. They are reluctant to connect Trump's talk of tightening America's borders and actions like executive order on immigration, graduate program administrators acknowledge that international students and applicants have expressed concern. That's bad news for their programs and the communities where they're located.

Davis says International applications for the master of laws program are down about 30 percent from this point last year. Applications are also down at the School of Global and International Studies, international applications for graduate programs in the departments of East Asian languages and cultures and of Near Eastern languages and cultures are down, by about half compared with last year.

International applications for graduate programs are also down at the School of Education and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Such applications for the full-time master of business administration program at the Kelley School of Business are down about 20 percent.

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