US “at risk” if not open to global talent

A new book by education expert Rajika Bhandari argues that the US should consider international students and immigration in the same discussion to avoid losing out on the world stage.

At a webinar launch of her new book, America Calling: A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility, held by non-profit industry body The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, Bhandari, an advisor to the body, noted the US’s shrinking population.

“By all accounts, college enrolment by domestic students is going to decline. If the US does not remain open to global talent from other countries it is really going to be at risk in many ways,” she said.

“International students and immigrants have been at the forefront of the American success story. Global talent has either remained in the US and helped build the US to what it is today or gone back home and built connections with the US.”

Check out more of  The Pie News article featuring Rajika Bhandari here