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A World History of Higher Education Exchange

The Legacy of American Scholarship


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 1-34
  3. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 35-53
  4. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 55-68
  5. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 69-101
  6. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 103-134
  7. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 135-169
  8. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 171-200
  9. Teresa Brawner Bevis
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  10. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 215-243
  11. Teresa Brawner Bevis
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  12. Teresa Brawner Bevis
    Pages 295-328
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 329-332

About this book


“As this encyclopedic work shows, what we do today has deep roots.  From the earliest days, international scholars and students were vital parts of the great academies of learning. This History proves they still are.”
Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO at the Institute of International Education, USA

This book examines the origins of higher learning, and then traces education exchange to the aftermath of World War II, when the United States was internationally recognized as the epicenter of critical thinking and scientific discovery. As centers of learning arose in the ancient world, the gathering of students they drew invariably included “foreigners”—those not native to the immediate local area. Then as now, inquisitive minds compelled humans to explore, crossing borders to seek enlightenment in faraway places before returning to their homelands. Few societies have been so remote that they could not be affected by the acquisition of imported information. The number of international students and scholars in the United States now exceeds one million. This book narrates the complex and colorful history of intrepid individuals, inspired programs, and world events that have given direction to the path of education exchange, as well as the global dissemination of American scholarship. 


global learning exchange International students American Higher Education University Student Exchange Student Mobility World War II

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fayetteville, ARUSA

About the authors

Teresa Brawner Bevis is former Program Administrator for International Students at University of Arkansas, USA. Her previous books include Higher Education Exchange between America and the Middle East through the Twentieth Century (2016), Higher Education Exchange between America and the Middle East in the Twenty-First Century (2016), and International Students in American Colleges and Universities (2007). 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A World History of Higher Education Exchange
  • Book Subtitle The Legacy of American Scholarship
  • Authors Teresa Brawner Bevis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-12433-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-12436-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-12434-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 332
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    International and Comparative Education
    History of Education
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