Academe Today: The Long, Lonely Path to an American College for Students From Nepal

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A Long, Lonely Path

By Eric Hoover

Here’s what the journey to an American college is like for students from the other side of the world.

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Nepali Students’ Tough Road to America


A Texas university’s abrupt decision to revoke scholarships it had promised to 61 Nepali applicants showed how difficult it is to make it to American colleges. Here are all of Eric Hoover’s stories on that debacle and its significance.


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