International Recruitment Partnership Ends in Acrimony

May 23, 2023, 10:23 AM

(from Inside Higher Ed) Once a model partnership that brought the University of South Florida tens of millions in revenue, its relationship with the international student pathway company INTO University Partnerships has ended in the courtroom, with both sides claiming damages. INTO would recruit students abroad and then provide training in English and other academic skills on the USF campus to prepare them for the larger university's classes. When the pandemic struck, enrollment in the program plummeted, and now more universities are looking to provide language skills in-house and recruit directly for international students. The international student market has shifted significantly, with fewer students coming from China and a shift from undergraduate to graduate education. 

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