September 11 and Student Mobility

  • Teresa Brawner Bevis


On September 11, 2001, 19 young militants highjacked four commercial airliners and carried out suicide assaults against targets in the United States. Most of the attackers were from Saudi Arabia and at least two had entered the country on F-1 student visas. The mastermind of the assault was himself a Saudi, who had also come to America as a student, 20 years before. The jolt to the United States was immense and the nation quickly took steps to secure its borders and to closely monitor international students. This chapter describes the governmental and institutional initiatives that followed the 9/11 attack, such as the SEVIS student-monitoring mandates, and their impacts on education exchange.


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  • Teresa Brawner Bevis
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  1. 1.FayettevilleUSA

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