Research on Students from Abroad: The Neglected Policy Implications

  • Seth Spaulding
  • George V. Coelho
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


In the past twenty-five years, millions of foreign nationals have come to the United States to pursue undergraduateand graduate study, m the late 1970s there were well over 200,000 foreign students in the United States each year, the majority financially self-supporting. An influential minority are sponsored by their own governments or by private businesses and organizations in their own countries. Some of these receive financial support under American technical-coperation programs or through American foundations and voluntary organizations, though increasing numbers are completely financed by their own governments. These sponsored students will return to their own countries to take up positions of leadership when they complete their overseas education, as will many of the non-sponsored students.


Home Country Foreign Policy Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation Brain Drain Cultural Exchange 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seth Spaulding
    • 1
  • George V. Coelho
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Office of the Assistant Director for Children and YouthNational Institute of Mental HealthRockvilleUSA

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