What does the US election mean for international education?
“It is a very frightening time to be an American”
I was at this year’s annual NAFSA conference in Denver, where I spoke to people from all around the world about a wealth of topics, both industry-related and not. But sooner or later, every conversation seemed to end up at one of two destinations: Brexit or the upcoming US presidential election. And sooner or later, everyone had to answer the same questions: Do you think Donald Trump might actually win? What do people make of him in other countries? What might happen if Hillary Clinton becomes president? What would either mean for international education?
Here are some of the things people had to say about how the election outcome might impact the sector, and how the campaigns so far have been heard around the world: