Considerations for Establishing an International Branch Campus

Topics: International Branch Campuses, Globalization, Academic Affairs

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Research Questions

  • What federal policies govern the establishment of a branch campus outside of the United States?
  • What marketing strategies do institutions employ to ensure that branch campuses are appealing to foreign governing bodies and education commissions?


This report outlines some of the major institutional considerations involved in the earliest stages of international branch campus conceptualization and establishment.  The report examines how U.S. and foreign laws affect branch campus establishment, the importance of support from governments and other partners within the host country, and the need for detailed risk assessments and feasibility studies before confirming branch campus locations and program offerings.

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