CONAHEC News and Information

Monday, Jan. 09, 2017

Secretary of Education John King visited the Valley on Thursday to chat with college students about inequity in higher education. King stopped by Phoenix College to speak with administrators and Latino students on what the biggest issues are facing minority students. The administrators suggested a lower application fee for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. They also said a lack of state funding has made it harder to distribute resources. King says the Arizona Legislature’s defunding of public colleges will hurt future students.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

While growing up I heard versions of the adage, “show me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are”. I considered the proverb a warning to cultivate friendships with upstanding and exemplary individuals and that not doing so would reflect negatively on my character. 

Friday, Dec. 09, 2016

Competitive fees and attractive post-work study options are some of Canada's most magnetic features drawing international students to its shores. Word of mouth recommendations, however, remain powerful influences when students are choosing a study destination.



Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2016

As many Canadians have watched the election drama in the United States with considerable surprise, things at home have been relatively quiet. So quiet, in fact, that a small-scale protest at the University of Toronto about the use of “gender-specific pronouns” has been front page news. 

Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

On November 19, 2016, in Lima, Peru, President Obama announced the first Peru-specific 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants competition. It will create 20 new higher education institutional partnerships exclusively between Peruvian and U.S. colleges and universities to increase student exchanges in the fields of water conservation, climate change, STEM, and environmental sciences.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016

There was a time, not so long ago, when the picture of Canadian campus life was pretty monochromatic: the faces were mostly white, the language was English or French, the nationality was Canadian.

That began to change in the 1990's. Students from all over the world began to come to Canadian universities. And we were happy to have them. Universities welcomed the diversity they brought. Provincial governments liked the extra revenue they delivered, and the federal government saw them as a potential source of new, highly-educated immigrants.

Friday, Nov. 18, 2016

At a college fair on Wednesday at the Le Méridien hotel here, 20 American universities made their pitches to aspiring students, many of whom had long hoped to study in the United States.

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

When Donald J Trump is inaugurated as president on 20 January 2017, the United States will join the growing list of countries with hard-right, nationalist, anti-globalist and xenophobic governments. This list today includes countries like Hungary, Poland, the Philippines and, in some respects, Turkey. 

Britain after Brexit and Russia share some of these characteristics. 

Monday, Nov. 14, 2016

Today, at it's 50th Annual Conference, the three founding organizations of the Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE): CBIE, CONAHEC, and OUI-IOHE, signed a renewal of their MOU.

Wednesday, Nov. 09, 2016

After a shock win for Donald Trump in the US presidential election, educators in the US and overseas have reacted with concern that the victory will damage the US’s reputation as a welcoming destination as well as curtail work opportunities for international students in the country.