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It is only in recent years that research has begun to document the career outcomes and pathways of international students and alumni. The following resources include key evidence on the longer-term trajectory of international students that have studied in the U.S. and have either remained in the U.S. or returned home.

  • Longitudinal alumni tracking study of the Ford Foundation’s International Fellowships Program: This alumni tracking study of 4,000+ alumni of the Ford Foundation’s largest-ever scholarship program, the International Fellowships Program (IFP), offers evidence and a range of reports on the links between international higher education and social justice and the national, local, and community-level impacts of alumni who return home after an international education in the U.S. and other countries.