The Educational Information and Resources Branch (ECA/A/S/A), located in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the U. S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), announces an open competition for the FY 2018 Survey of International Educational Exchange Activity
in the United States.
To gain an accurate and current picture of international educational exchange activity in the United States in fulfillment of ECA's mandate, under the Fulbright-Hays Act, to promote mutual understanding through international educational exchange.
In order to assess and analyze international educational exchange to and from the United States, the recipient organization, in consultation with ECA, will administer a series of sequential surveys to accredited U. S. higher education institutions focusing on four main sectors:
1) foreign students, 2) foreign scholars, 3) U. S. students studying overseas in credit-bearing and non-credit bearing programs, and 4) foreign enrollees in intensive English language programs in the United States.
The recipient should also include data on numbers of foreign students enrolled at minority serving institutions.
To obtain data on global student mobility, the recipient will also carry out work with foreign agencies and academic mobility researchers from around the world to collect and report accurate, timely and comprehensive data, which provides an important comparison point for U.S.-focused educational exchange activity.
A requirement for the execution of this survey is working, under ECA's guidance, with the Department of State's EducationUSA network, which promotes U. S. higher education in countries around the world.
This includes verification and sharing of data to include numbers of students enrolled at U. S. institutions by state, academic level and field of study, with EducationUSA Program Officers, Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACs) and EducationUSA advising centers.
It also includes collection of data on foreign student perceptions of study abroad.
Centers exist in a variety of locations including U. S. embassies and consulates, Fulbright commissions, binational centers, non-governmental organizations, universities and libraries.
A complete list of centers is located at http://educationusa.state.gov.