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Higher Education: Approaches to Attract and Fund International Students in the United States and Abroad

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Highlights of GAO-09-379, a report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives. April 2009.

Why GAO Did This Study

Following September 11, 2001, the number of international students coming to the United States dropped for the first time in over 30 years. While enrollments have rebounded, the U.S. image has declined in the Muslim world and elsewhere. To improve global […]

U.S. Public Diplomacy: Key Issues for Congressional Oversight

(A. Kotok)

U.S. Government Accountability Office Cover letter to GAO-09-679SP, prepared for the chairs and ranking members of relevant House and Senate committees. 27 May 2009

Congressional Committees

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the U.S. government has spent at least $10 billion on communication efforts designed to advance the strategic interests of the United States. However, foreign public opinion polling data shows that negative views towards the United States persist despite the […]