Each year many young foreign scholars come to the United States as exchange students in hopes of gaining a competitive edge. Most of them return home having had a positive experience. However, this July 5, 2006 NPR story reports that some nonprofit organization’s are promising cultural-exchange experiences that often turn into academic nightmares for the student. The U.S. State Department has stepped in, but their is still little protection for these students. Posted by NPR.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Around the Web blog.