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SUNY to Make Major Push to Increase International-Student Enrollments

The State University of New York announced today a plan to increase international-student enrollments by more than 75 percent in the next five years and to use part of the tuition revenue to finance thousands of new study-abroad scholarships and faculty-internationalization grants. The plan to increase international enrollments to 32,000 students, up from 18,000 today, relies on hiring a network of student-recruiting companies to represent SUNY overseas.  Such a model has generated controversy in the United States, although Mitch Leventhal, SUNY’s vice chancellor for global affairs, has argued that using agents can be both an ethical and an effective recruitment strategy.

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