Motivation Factors of International Students Studying Under the Trump Administration


  • Minghui Hou


unwelcome, push-full, motivation, cost, Trump administration


There has been a decreasing number of international students studying in the United States due to the unstable and unwelcoming environment. Push-pull factors between the host and home countries have been the primary motivations for international students studying abroad, but those factors do not consider the current administration. This study aims to explore the motivation and the potential cost factors of international students applying and persisting in American higher education under the Trump administration.


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How to Cite

Hou, M. (2020). Motivation Factors of International Students Studying Under the Trump Administration. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 11(Winter), 118–120. Retrieved from



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